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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 57 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 90 75 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.80% 2.65% 3.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.01% 11.83% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £215 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.60 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £44.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
692 634 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.55% 22.39% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 286 313
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 90 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +4.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -15 33 £350 +16.66% 4
Merseyside +13 22 £260 +73.33% 2
Cheshire +4 20 £400 +50.94% 9
Lancashire -12 15 £258 +7.29% 2
Cumbria - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 122 (60.70%) Active Directory
3 119 (59.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (49.25%) VMware
5 93 (46.27%) Microsoft
6 68 (33.83%) Citrix
7 64 (31.84%) DNS
7 64 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (26.37%) DHCP
9 52 (25.87%) Windows 7
10 50 (24.88%) SQL
11 49 (24.38%) MS Exchange
12 47 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (20.90%) SQL Server
14 38 (18.91%) Windows XP
14 38 (18.91%) HP
15 37 (18.41%) IIS
16 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (16.92%) TCP/IP
18 33 (16.42%) SharePoint
18 33 (16.42%) Clustering
18 33 (16.42%) Hyper-V
19 31 (15.42%) XenApp
20 30 (14.93%) SCCM
20 30 (14.93%) MS Excel
21 29 (14.43%) ITIL
22 27 (13.43%) MS Office
22 27 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
23 26 (12.94%) Cisco
24 25 (12.44%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (24.38%) MS Exchange
2 37 (18.41%) IIS
3 33 (16.42%) SharePoint
4 27 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (8.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.99%) Lync
8 4 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.99%) Documentum
8 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.49%) Confluence
9 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.00%) JBoss
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 30 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (31.84%) DNS
2 53 (26.37%) DHCP
3 34 (16.92%) TCP/IP
4 24 (11.94%) SAN
5 19 (9.45%) LAN
6 13 (6.47%) WAN
6 13 (6.47%) Firewall
7 7 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.48%) VLAN
8 6 (2.99%) NAS
8 6 (2.99%) 3G
9 5 (2.49%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.49%) Wireless
9 5 (2.49%) DMZ
10 4 (1.99%) SMS
11 3 (1.49%) Intranet
11 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.00%) Internet
12 2 (1.00%) VPN
12 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (5.47%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.99%) BODI
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.49%) MySQL
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.00%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) JIRA
1 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
General
1 25 (12.44%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Banking
3 6 (2.99%) Local Government
4 5 (2.49%) Retail
5 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (18.91%) Analyst
2 20 (9.95%) Administrator
3 18 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.97%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.97%) Server Engineer
7 13 (6.47%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.98%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.98%) Wintel Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Windows Server Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) SharePoint Administrator
11 6 (2.99%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.99%) Architect
11 6 (2.99%) Consultant
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.49%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.45%) .NET
2 6 (2.99%) XML
2 6 (2.99%) ODBC
3 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.49%) XML Messaging
4 3 (1.49%) Web Services
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.42%) Clustering
2 7 (3.48%) Thin Client
2 7 (3.48%) Fat Client
2 7 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.49%) Life Science
5 2 (1.00%) User Experience
5 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.00%) PKI
5 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.50%) EPoS
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (59.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 64 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (25.87%) Windows 7
5 38 (18.91%) Windows XP
6 22 (10.95%) Linux
7 10 (4.98%) Solaris
8 7 (3.48%) Windows 2000
8 7 (3.48%) UNIX
9 6 (2.99%) HPUX
9 6 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.49%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.49%) AIX
12 2 (1.00%) VMS
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.43%) ITIL
2 23 (11.44%) Migration
3 14 (6.97%) Project Management
4 13 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (5.47%) Load Balancing
6 9 (4.48%) High Availability
7 7 (3.48%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (2.99%) Time Management
8 6 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.49%) Content Management
9 5 (2.49%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.49%) Service Management
10 4 (1.99%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.49%) Performance Management
11 3 (1.49%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.49%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.49%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.88%) SQL
2 21 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.98%) C
4 9 (4.48%) Java
5 6 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.99%) VBScript
6 4 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.49%) VB
8 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) C#
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.44%) MCSE
3 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.96%) MCITP
5 10 (4.98%) MCP
5 10 (4.98%) MCTS
6 7 (3.48%) MCSA
7 5 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.49%) CCNA
9 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.00%) ISEB
10 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.50%) CCEE
11 1 (0.50%) CCIA
11 1 (0.50%) CCEA
11 1 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.00%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 122 (60.70%) Active Directory
2 47 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (16.42%) Hyper-V
4 31 (15.42%) XenApp
5 12 (5.97%) XenServer
5 12 (5.97%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.98%) vSphere
7 5 (2.49%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.49%) Firmware
8 4 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.99%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) Xen
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (14.93%) SCCM
2 16 (7.96%) SCOM
3 9 (4.48%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.99%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.49%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 2 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.50%) Legato
7 1 (0.50%) MOM
7 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (49.25%) VMware
2 93 (46.27%) Microsoft
3 68 (33.83%) Citrix
4 38 (18.91%) HP
5 26 (12.94%) Cisco
6 21 (10.45%) Oracle
7 13 (6.47%) Dell
8 12 (5.97%) AppSense
9 11 (5.47%) NetApp
9 11 (5.47%) Symantec
10 8 (3.98%) EMC
11 5 (2.49%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.49%) McAfee
11 5 (2.49%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.99%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.99%) F5
12 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.99%) Compuware
13 3 (1.49%) Compaq
13 3 (1.49%) SonicWALL
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