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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 90 70 40
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 89 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 2.29% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.79% 10.65% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 65
Median daily rate £338 £301 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.19% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 27
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -39.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.78 £20.19 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
865 836 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 21.51% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 416 316
Median daily rate £375 £364 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 110 121
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 39 £325 - 13
Cheshire -8 14 £425 +54.54% 6
Lancashire +5 12 £330 +15.78%
Merseyside -9 10 £450 -14.28% 15
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (74.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 88 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 86 (63.24%) Active Directory
5 71 (52.21%) VMware
6 68 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
8 51 (37.50%) Citrix
9 40 (29.41%) HP
10 35 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
12 27 (19.85%) Migration
13 26 (19.12%) Finance
14 25 (18.38%) Windows 7
15 24 (17.65%) MS Excel
16 23 (16.91%) MS Exchange
17 22 (16.18%) DNS
18 21 (15.44%) MS Office
18 21 (15.44%) Microsoft App-V
18 21 (15.44%) Hyper-V
19 20 (14.71%) AppSense
19 20 (14.71%) ITIL
20 19 (13.97%) DHCP
20 19 (13.97%) PowerShell
21 18 (13.24%) SCCM
21 18 (13.24%) Application Packaging
22 17 (12.50%) Cisco
22 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
23 16 (11.76%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (16.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.03%) IIS
4 12 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (7.35%) Skype for Business
6 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.21%) CMS
9 3 (2.21%) Confluence
9 3 (2.21%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.47%) Apache
10 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.47%) SAS
10 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.47%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 21 (15.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) Office 365
2 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.47%) GitHub
3 2 (1.47%) Route 53
3 2 (1.47%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.18%) DNS
2 19 (13.97%) DHCP
3 15 (11.03%) NetScaler
4 14 (10.29%) SAN
5 11 (8.09%) Firewall
6 10 (7.35%) LAN
7 7 (5.15%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.15%) WAN
8 6 (4.41%) VoIP
9 5 (3.68%) VLAN
10 4 (2.94%) Internet
11 3 (2.21%) PCoIP
11 3 (2.21%) Skype
12 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.47%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.47%) OpenVPN
12 2 (1.47%) SMTP
12 2 (1.47%) VPN
13 1 (0.74%) Network Security
13 1 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.47%) DataStax
5 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.47%) MySQL
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) ClearCase
1 6 (4.41%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 4 (2.94%) JIRA
2 4 (2.94%) Subversion
2 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.94%) Xcode
3 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.47%) GitLab
3 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (19.12%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.15%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Legal
4 2 (1.47%) Local Government
4 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (14.71%) Server Engineer
2 17 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
3 15 (11.03%) Analyst
4 10 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Active Directory Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Specialist
6 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (5.88%) Administrator
6 8 (5.88%) Architect
7 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Server Support
8 6 (4.41%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Server Specialist
9 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) .NET
2 5 (3.68%) Web Services
2 5 (3.68%) XML
3 4 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.94%) Ajax
3 4 (2.94%) Android SDK
3 4 (2.94%) Entity Framework
3 4 (2.94%) HTML
3 4 (2.94%) HTML5
3 4 (2.94%) iOS SDK
3 4 (2.94%) jQuery
3 4 (2.94%) PhoneGap
3 4 (2.94%) WCF
4 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.21%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.74%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.74%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.09%) Fat Client
2 11 (8.09%) Thin Client
3 10 (7.35%) NHS
4 9 (6.62%) Clustering
4 9 (6.62%) Life Science
5 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.41%) PKI
7 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.74%) CMDB
10 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.74%) iPad
10 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (74.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 88 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 68 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (18.38%) Windows 7
6 16 (11.76%) Linux
7 11 (8.09%) Unix
7 11 (8.09%) Windows XP
8 9 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.15%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.94%) Android
12 3 (2.21%) Solaris
12 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.47%) AIX
13 2 (1.47%) HPUX
14 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.74%) VMS
14 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.85%) Migration
2 20 (14.71%) ITIL
3 18 (13.24%) Application Packaging
4 8 (5.88%) IT Governance
4 8 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 7 (5.15%) Project Management
5 7 (5.15%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.41%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.68%) MVC
7 5 (3.68%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (2.94%) OO
8 4 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.94%) Security Patching
9 3 (2.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.97%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.03%) SQL
3 8 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.15%) Java
5 6 (4.41%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.68%) C#
7 4 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.94%) VB
7 4 (2.94%) VBScript
8 2 (1.47%) C
8 2 (1.47%) Perl
8 2 (1.47%) Python
8 2 (1.47%) Ruby
8 2 (1.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.56%) MCSE
3 10 (7.35%) MCSA
4 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.68%) CCNA
5 5 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.68%) MCP
5 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.47%) CLAS
7 2 (1.47%) Degree
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.47%) RMADS
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.44%) Hyper-V
3 21 (15.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (8.09%) XenApp
5 10 (7.35%) vSphere
6 6 (4.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.68%) Brightmail
7 5 (3.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.94%) XenServer
9 2 (1.47%) NFS
9 2 (1.47%) Postfix
9 2 (1.47%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.47%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.74%) Squid
10 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (13.24%) SCCM
2 14 (10.29%) SCOM
3 12 (8.82%) WSUS
4 7 (5.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.47%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.47%) Nessus
6 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.47%) Oozie
6 2 (1.47%) Puppet
6 2 (1.47%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.47%) vMotion
7 1 (0.74%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.74%) Legato
7 1 (0.74%) Nagios
7 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (52.21%) VMware
2 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
3 51 (37.50%) Citrix
4 40 (29.41%) HP
5 20 (14.71%) AppSense
6 17 (12.50%) Cisco
7 12 (8.82%) Oracle
8 11 (8.09%) Wyse
9 10 (7.35%) Symantec
10 9 (6.62%) Dell
10 9 (6.62%) NetApp
11 7 (5.15%) IBM
12 6 (4.41%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.68%) IronPort
13 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.94%) Appcelerator
14 4 (2.94%) Avaya
14 4 (2.94%) Compaq
14 4 (2.94%) Lumension
14 4 (2.94%) Xamarin
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