The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 73 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 78 148 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 4.91% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.85% 22.12% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 80 53
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£263 £251 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 21
Average hourly rate £18.46 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £31.89 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
792 669 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.78% 22.21% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 329 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 30 £300 - 24
Merseyside +4 17 £230 +14.71% 5
Cheshire -42 16 £215 -14.00% 9
Lancashire -11 13 £270 +14.40% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (62.57%) Active Directory
3 99 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (49.12%) VMware
5 80 (46.78%) Microsoft
6 76 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (39.18%) Citrix
8 47 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 46 (26.90%) Migration
10 43 (25.15%) DNS
11 42 (24.56%) MS Exchange
12 39 (22.81%) ITIL
13 37 (21.64%) XenApp
14 35 (20.47%) DHCP
14 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (19.30%) Hyper-V
16 31 (18.13%) SAN
17 30 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (16.96%) SQL Server
19 27 (15.79%) MS Office
19 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
20 26 (15.20%) HP
20 26 (15.20%) Windows 7
21 23 (13.45%) SC Cleared
21 23 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
21 23 (13.45%) SQL
21 23 (13.45%) LAN
21 23 (13.45%) SCCM
21 23 (13.45%) Finance
22 21 (12.28%) Oracle

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 30 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.53%) IIS
4 17 (9.94%) SharePoint
5 14 (8.19%) NetWeaver
6 13 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (4.09%) Lync
8 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.34%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.58%) TPMS
11 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (15.79%) MS Office
2 16 (9.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.85%) Office 365
2 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.15%) DNS
2 35 (20.47%) DHCP
3 31 (18.13%) SAN
4 23 (13.45%) LAN
5 20 (11.70%) WAN
6 19 (11.11%) Firewall
7 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 11 (6.43%) VPN
9 6 (3.51%) SMTP
9 6 (3.51%) SSL
9 6 (3.51%) FTP
9 6 (3.51%) HTTP
9 6 (3.51%) NAS
10 4 (2.34%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.75%) Internet
11 3 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.75%) SMS
12 2 (1.17%) VoIP
12 2 (1.17%) Wireless
12 2 (1.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.19%) SAP HANA
4 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) MSI
1 2 (1.17%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 23 (13.45%) Finance
2 8 (4.68%) Retail
3 4 (2.34%) Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.17%) Publishing
5 2 (1.17%) Law
5 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.17%) Electronics
5 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.17%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (17.54%) Analyst
2 23 (13.45%) Architect
2 23 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.60%) SAP Architect
6 12 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Technical Support
11 5 (2.92%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Technical Support Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.09%) SAP Basis
2 5 (2.92%) Middleware
3 3 (1.75%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.17%) XML
4 2 (1.17%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.58%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.02%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.34%) NHS
5 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.17%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.17%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Handset
7 1 (0.58%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.58%) Life Science
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 76 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (15.20%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 18 (10.53%) UNIX
7 17 (9.94%) Linux
8 9 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.51%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.92%) Solaris
10 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.34%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.17%) Android
12 2 (1.17%) CentOS
12 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.17%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.90%) Migration
2 39 (22.81%) ITIL
3 20 (11.70%) Server Building
4 19 (11.11%) ERP
4 19 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (8.19%) Project Management
5 14 (8.19%) High Availability
6 13 (7.60%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 8 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.92%) Data Analysis
11 4 (2.34%) Validation
11 4 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.34%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (1.75%) Data Centre Operations
12 3 (1.75%) Performance Management
12 3 (1.75%) Service Management
12 3 (1.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.45%) SQL
2 19 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.26%) VBScript
4 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.75%) C
5 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 23 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.70%) MCSE
5 14 (8.19%) MCP
6 13 (7.60%) MCITP
7 11 (6.43%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (5.26%) MCSA
9 7 (4.09%) CCNA
9 7 (4.09%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.51%) CCEE
11 5 (2.92%) CCNP
12 4 (2.34%) CCA
12 4 (2.34%) CCIE
12 4 (2.34%) CCAA
13 3 (1.75%) VCP5
13 3 (1.75%) Degree
13 3 (1.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 8 (4.68%) QA
3 7 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 107 (62.57%) Active Directory
2 47 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (21.64%) XenApp
4 33 (19.30%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 18 (10.53%) XenDesktop
7 16 (9.36%) XenServer
8 14 (8.19%) vSphere
9 13 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (4.68%) MetaFrame
11 8 (4.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (2.34%) Xen
13 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.17%) Firmware
14 2 (1.17%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) SCCM
2 5 (2.92%) WSUS
2 5 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.34%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.75%) EdgeSight
4 3 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.75%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.17%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 84 (49.12%) VMware
2 80 (46.78%) Microsoft
3 67 (39.18%) Citrix
4 26 (15.20%) HP
5 21 (12.28%) Oracle
6 19 (11.11%) SAP
6 19 (11.11%) AppSense
7 14 (8.19%) Symantec
7 14 (8.19%) NetApp
8 13 (7.60%) Dell
9 10 (5.85%) Cisco
10 9 (5.26%) EMC
11 8 (4.68%) McAfee
12 6 (3.51%) IBM
13 5 (2.92%) Compaq
13 5 (2.92%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.34%) Veeam
14 4 (2.34%) Altiris
14 4 (2.34%) Lotus
14 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
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