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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / North West
Rank 76 101 65
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 58 59 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.52% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.51% 7.92% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 38
Median daily rate £325 £250 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £166 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.71 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -

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
552 745 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.08% 19.17% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 398 343
Median daily rate £371 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 82 98
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 +18 31 £303 -5.09% 17
Cheshire +23 10 £180 -26.53% 4
Merseyside +6 10 £350 -15.15% 5
Cumbria +13 3 £401 - 1
Lancashire 0 3 £320 +52.38% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (81.90%) Windows Server
3 76 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (54.31%) Active Directory
5 56 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 53 (45.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (45.69%) VMware
7 32 (27.59%) Citrix
7 32 (27.59%) SQL
8 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (22.41%) ITIL
9 26 (22.41%) MS Exchange
10 25 (21.55%) Firewall
11 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 23 (19.83%) Cisco
13 21 (18.10%) PowerShell
14 20 (17.24%) DNS
14 20 (17.24%) LAN
15 19 (16.38%) IIS
15 19 (16.38%) MS Office
15 19 (16.38%) XenApp
15 19 (16.38%) Windows 7
16 18 (15.52%) WAN
16 18 (15.52%) SAN
17 17 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (14.66%) SCCM
18 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (13.79%) HP
18 16 (13.79%) MCSE
18 16 (13.79%) Migration

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 26 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.38%) IIS
3 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.72%) Apache
8 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (16.38%) MS Office
2 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.76%) Office 365
3 4 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.55%) Firewall
2 20 (17.24%) DNS
2 20 (17.24%) LAN
3 18 (15.52%) SAN
3 18 (15.52%) WAN
4 13 (11.21%) DHCP
4 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.62%) NAS
5 10 (8.62%) VLAN
6 8 (6.90%) VPN
7 4 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.72%) 3G
9 2 (1.72%) FTP
9 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.72%) MPLS
9 2 (1.72%) SMTP
9 2 (1.72%) Wireless
9 2 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) German Language
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.93%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (10.34%) Analyst
4 11 (9.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Administrator
4 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) DBA
5 8 (6.90%) IT Support
5 8 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 8 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (5.17%) Monitoring Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Citrix Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) Web Services
2 6 (5.17%) .NET
2 6 (5.17%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.86%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.03%) NHS
2 7 (6.03%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.31%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.72%) Clustering
4 2 (1.72%) Life Science
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) AS400
5 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.86%) CMDB
5 1 (0.86%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.86%) iPad
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (81.90%) Windows Server
3 76 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (45.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (16.38%) Windows 7
6 13 (11.21%) Linux
7 11 (9.48%) Solaris
8 10 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.76%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.17%) AIX
10 6 (5.17%) HPUX
11 5 (4.31%) Unix
12 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
12 4 (3.45%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.59%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.86%) SUSE
15 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Migration
3 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (6.03%) Release Management
4 7 (6.03%) Service Management
5 6 (5.17%) Change Management
5 6 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.17%) High Availability
5 6 (5.17%) Project Management
6 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.31%) Database Mirroring
6 5 (4.31%) ETL
6 5 (4.31%) Time Management
7 4 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.45%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (2.59%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 21 (18.10%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.03%) VBScript
4 6 (5.17%) Bourne shell
4 6 (5.17%) Java
4 6 (5.17%) Korn
4 6 (5.17%) Perl
5 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) C#
7 2 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (13.79%) MCSE
3 9 (7.76%) CCNA
3 9 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.90%) MCSA
5 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.59%) MCP
9 2 (1.72%) CCNP
10 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.86%) Degree
10 1 (0.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) QA
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (54.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.38%) XenApp
4 10 (8.62%) vSphere
5 8 (6.90%) ProxySG
6 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.86%) NFS
10 1 (0.86%) Postfix
10 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.86%) Xen
10 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) SCCM
2 15 (12.93%) SCOM
3 6 (5.17%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.17%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (5.17%) Netcool
3 6 (5.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.72%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.86%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Nagios
5 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 53 (45.69%) VMware
3 32 (27.59%) Citrix
4 23 (19.83%) Cisco
5 16 (13.79%) HP
6 14 (12.07%) NetApp
7 11 (9.48%) Red Hat
8 10 (8.62%) AppSense
8 10 (8.62%) Symantec
9 9 (7.76%) Intel Security
10 8 (6.90%) Blue Coat
10 8 (6.90%) IBM
11 6 (5.17%) CA
12 5 (4.31%) Canon
12 5 (4.31%) Dell
12 5 (4.31%) Veeam
13 4 (3.45%) F5
13 4 (3.45%) IronPort
13 4 (3.45%) Webroot
13 4 (3.45%) Wyse
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