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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 105 83 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 88 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.96% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.05% 9.93% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 58
Median daily rate £300 £250 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £166 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £410 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 24
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £20.60 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
696 886 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.92% 19.78% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 481 405
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 110 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -3 33 £293 +10.90% 24
Cheshire +1 11 £325 +27.45% 9
Lancashire +16 8 £225 +5.88% 2
Merseyside -9 3 £350 +45.83% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (76.52%) Windows Server
3 95 (71.97%) Active Directory
4 90 (68.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (53.03%) VMware
7 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
8 35 (26.52%) SCCM
9 34 (25.76%) Citrix
10 32 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (22.73%) ITIL
12 27 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (20.45%) HP
13 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
13 26 (19.70%) Windows 7
14 24 (18.18%) Migration
15 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 21 (15.91%) SCOM
16 21 (15.91%) DNS
17 20 (15.15%) DHCP
17 20 (15.15%) MS Exchange
17 20 (15.15%) Cisco
18 19 (14.39%) SQL
19 18 (13.64%) Linux
19 18 (13.64%) Data Centre
20 17 (12.88%) XenApp
20 17 (12.88%) MCSE
21 16 (12.12%) WSUS
22 15 (11.36%) Application Packaging
22 15 (11.36%) AppSense

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 20 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.61%) IIS
3 13 (9.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.79%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.27%) Confluence
7 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.27%) SAS
7 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.52%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
1 14 (10.61%) MS Office
2 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.79%) Office 365
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.27%) GitHub
3 3 (2.27%) Route 53
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.52%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) DNS
2 20 (15.15%) DHCP
3 15 (11.36%) SAN
3 15 (11.36%) WAN
4 14 (10.61%) LAN
5 11 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 11 (8.33%) VPN
6 8 (6.06%) Firewall
6 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.30%) VLAN
8 4 (3.03%) MPLS
8 4 (3.03%) VoIP
8 4 (3.03%) WLAN
9 3 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.27%) Network Security
9 3 (2.27%) OpenVPN
9 3 (2.27%) Softphone
9 3 (2.27%) SSL
9 3 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.27%) DataStax
2 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.27%) MySQL
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.27%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.27%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.27%) GitLab
2 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.55%) Local Government
4 4 (3.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (18.94%) Analyst
2 17 (12.88%) Citrix Specialist
3 13 (9.85%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) IT Support
7 9 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.06%) Administrator
8 8 (6.06%) Citrix Expert
8 8 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) XML
2 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.85%) Fat Client
3 13 (9.85%) NHS
3 13 (9.85%) Thin Client
4 8 (6.06%) Clustering
5 7 (5.30%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.55%) Life Science
7 5 (3.79%) Replication
8 4 (3.03%) PKI
9 3 (2.27%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.52%) iPad
11 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (76.52%) Windows Server
3 90 (68.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (19.70%) Windows 7
6 18 (13.64%) Linux
7 14 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (6.06%) Solaris
10 7 (5.30%) Unix
11 5 (3.79%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.76%) Android
13 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.76%) SUSE
13 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.73%) ITIL
2 24 (18.18%) Migration
3 15 (11.36%) Application Packaging
4 13 (9.85%) Security Patching
5 9 (6.82%) Patch Management
6 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (5.30%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.55%) Project Management
9 5 (3.79%) IT Governance
9 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.79%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.03%) ERP
10 4 (3.03%) High Availability
10 4 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.27%) MapReduce
11 3 (2.27%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.39%) SQL
3 6 (4.55%) Java
3 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.27%) C
4 3 (2.27%) PHP
4 3 (2.27%) Python
4 3 (2.27%) Ruby
4 3 (2.27%) Scala
4 3 (2.27%) VB
5 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.52%) VBScript
6 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (12.88%) MCSE
3 10 (7.58%) CCNA
3 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.82%) MCP
4 9 (6.82%) MCSA
4 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.55%) DBS Check
8 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.27%) MCITP
10 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.76%) CCNP
11 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (71.97%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.88%) XenApp
4 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 12 (9.09%) vSphere
6 8 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (6.06%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.27%) Xen
8 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.52%) Firmware
8 2 (1.52%) NFS
8 2 (1.52%) Squid
8 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.52%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.76%) NDS
9 1 (0.76%) Postfix
9 1 (0.76%) vCloud
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (26.52%) SCCM
2 21 (15.91%) SCOM
3 16 (12.12%) WSUS
4 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.79%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.79%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.27%) Nessus
6 3 (2.27%) Oozie
6 3 (2.27%) Puppet
6 3 (2.27%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.52%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.52%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 70 (53.03%) VMware
2 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 34 (25.76%) Citrix
4 27 (20.45%) HP
5 20 (15.15%) Cisco
6 15 (11.36%) AppSense
7 11 (8.33%) Wyse
8 10 (7.58%) Dell
8 10 (7.58%) Intel Security
9 8 (6.06%) Oracle
9 8 (6.06%) Symantec
9 8 (6.06%) Veeam
10 7 (5.30%) IBM
10 7 (5.30%) NetApp
10 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.79%) Juniper
12 4 (3.03%) Avaya
12 4 (3.03%) Canon
12 4 (3.03%) Forcepoint
12 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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