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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 82 88 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 69 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 1.66% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.01% 8.85% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 46
Median daily rate £323 £245 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.63% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £155 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £433 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.83 £17.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £31.60 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.52%
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
690 780 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.96% 18.80% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 412 348
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 94
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.17 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.61% +14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +9 42 £303 -6.92% 8
Cheshire +14 14 £265 +12.76% 7
Lancashire -9 11 £410 +77.29% 1
Merseyside +4 6 £350 - 2
Cumbria +17 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (81.75%) Windows Server
3 79 (62.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 65 (51.59%) Microsoft
6 62 (49.21%) VMware
7 59 (46.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (25.40%) ITIL
8 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (24.60%) SQL
10 29 (23.02%) Citrix
11 28 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 28 (22.22%) SCCM
12 26 (20.63%) MS Exchange
13 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
14 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (19.05%) Cisco
15 23 (18.25%) SCOM
16 22 (17.46%) Firewall
17 20 (15.87%) LAN
17 20 (15.87%) PowerShell
18 19 (15.08%) MS Office
18 19 (15.08%) XenApp
19 18 (14.29%) IIS
19 18 (14.29%) MCSE
19 18 (14.29%) WAN
19 18 (14.29%) HP
19 18 (14.29%) SAN
19 18 (14.29%) Migration
20 17 (13.49%) DNS

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 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.29%) IIS
3 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.79%) Apache
9 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (15.08%) MS Office
2 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.56%) Office 365
3 4 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) Firewall
2 20 (15.87%) LAN
3 18 (14.29%) SAN
3 18 (14.29%) WAN
4 17 (13.49%) DNS
5 15 (11.90%) DHCP
6 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.73%) VLAN
8 9 (7.14%) VPN
9 7 (5.56%) NAS
10 5 (3.97%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.17%) VoIP
11 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.38%) IP Telephony
12 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.38%) WLAN
13 2 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.59%) FTP
13 2 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.38%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Local Government
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (14.29%) Analyst
3 16 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (10.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Administrator
6 8 (6.35%) IT Support
6 8 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) DBA
7 7 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Monitoring Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) Web Services
2 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.94%) Replication
4 9 (7.14%) NHS
5 7 (5.56%) Fat Client
5 7 (5.56%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.17%) Life Science
7 2 (1.59%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) iPad
7 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.79%) AS400
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (81.75%) Windows Server
3 79 (62.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (46.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.49%) Linux
7 14 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 13 (10.32%) Solaris
9 12 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.76%) AIX
10 6 (4.76%) HPUX
10 6 (4.76%) Unix
10 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.38%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.79%) SUSE
13 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.40%) ITIL
2 18 (14.29%) Migration
3 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
5 7 (5.56%) Release Management
5 7 (5.56%) Service Management
6 6 (4.76%) Project Management
6 6 (4.76%) Security Patching
7 5 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.97%) Change Management
7 5 (3.97%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.97%) ETL
7 5 (3.97%) High Availability
7 5 (3.97%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.97%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) SQL
2 20 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.56%) Java
3 7 (5.56%) VBScript
4 6 (4.76%) Bourne shell
4 6 (4.76%) Korn
4 6 (4.76%) Perl
5 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) C
7 2 (1.59%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (14.29%) MCSE
3 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (7.14%) CCNA
5 9 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.35%) MCSA
7 7 (5.56%) MCP
7 7 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.17%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.79%) CCNP
10 1 (0.79%) Degree
10 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.17%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.08%) XenApp
4 10 (7.94%) vSphere
5 9 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.76%) ProxySG
6 6 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.59%) Xen
8 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) Postfix
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.79%) vCloud
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (22.22%) SCCM
2 23 (18.25%) SCOM
3 12 (9.52%) WSUS
4 6 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.76%) Netcool
4 6 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.59%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.59%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (51.59%) Microsoft
2 62 (49.21%) VMware
3 29 (23.02%) Citrix
4 24 (19.05%) Cisco
5 18 (14.29%) HP
6 13 (10.32%) NetApp
7 12 (9.52%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.94%) AppSense
8 10 (7.94%) IBM
8 10 (7.94%) Intel Security
8 10 (7.94%) Symantec
9 6 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.76%) CA
9 6 (4.76%) Veeam
10 5 (3.97%) Canon
10 5 (3.97%) Dell
11 4 (3.17%) Oracle
11 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.17%) Webroot
11 4 (3.17%) Wyse