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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / North West
Rank 95 91 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.66% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.77% 8.01% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 34
Median daily rate £330 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £204 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £445 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £16.45 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £42.48 £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +12.67%

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
528 787 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.07% 20.80% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 409 338
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 90 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +5 23 £325 - 18
Merseyside +1 10 £350 -9.67% 3
Cheshire +25 4 £145 -65.88% 9
Cumbria +10 2 £401 - 1
Lancashire -11 1 £263 +5.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (86.11%) Windows Server
3 71 (65.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (49.07%) Active Directory
5 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 49 (45.37%) VMware
7 43 (39.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (29.63%) SQL
9 28 (25.93%) Citrix
9 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
12 23 (21.30%) Firewall
13 22 (20.37%) ITIL
14 21 (19.44%) Cisco
15 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
15 19 (17.59%) XenApp
16 17 (15.74%) LAN
16 17 (15.74%) HP
17 16 (14.81%) SAN
17 16 (14.81%) NetApp
17 16 (14.81%) DNS
17 16 (14.81%) Migration
17 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (13.89%) SCCM
18 15 (13.89%) WAN
18 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
18 15 (13.89%) Linux
18 15 (13.89%) MS Office
19 14 (12.96%) IIS

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 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.96%) IIS
3 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.93%) Apache
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) MS Office
2 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.33%) Office 365
3 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) Firewall
2 17 (15.74%) LAN
3 16 (14.81%) DNS
3 16 (14.81%) SAN
4 15 (13.89%) WAN
5 13 (12.04%) NAS
6 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.33%) DHCP
8 8 (7.41%) VLAN
9 7 (6.48%) VPN
10 4 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.85%) 3G
11 2 (1.85%) Wireless
12 1 (0.93%) ADSL
12 1 (0.93%) FTP
12 1 (0.93%) IPsec
12 1 (0.93%) MPLS
12 1 (0.93%) SMTP
12 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (10.19%) Administrator
2 11 (10.19%) Analyst
2 11 (10.19%) DBA
2 11 (10.19%) SQL DBA
3 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Citrix Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) IT Support
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Citrix Expert
8 4 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) Web Services
2 9 (8.33%) .NET
3 6 (5.56%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.63%) NHS
3 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.85%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (86.11%) Windows Server
3 71 (65.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (39.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (13.89%) Linux
6 14 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (12.96%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.26%) Solaris
8 7 (6.48%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.56%) AIX
9 6 (5.56%) HPUX
10 5 (4.63%) Unix
11 4 (3.70%) SUSE
11 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 16 (14.81%) Migration
3 7 (6.48%) Change Management
3 7 (6.48%) Release Management
3 7 (6.48%) Service Management
4 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.56%) High Availability
4 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.63%) CRM
5 5 (4.63%) Database Mirroring
5 5 (4.63%) Document Management
5 5 (4.63%) ETL
5 5 (4.63%) Time Management
6 4 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.70%) Project Management
6 4 (3.70%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) SQL
2 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.48%) VBScript
4 6 (5.56%) Bourne shell
4 6 (5.56%) Java
4 6 (5.56%) Korn
4 6 (5.56%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) C++
5 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) C#
7 1 (0.93%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.11%) MCSE
3 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.48%) CCNA
4 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.63%) MCSA
6 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.78%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.78%) MCP
8 2 (1.85%) CCNP
8 2 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (49.07%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.59%) XenApp
4 8 (7.41%) ProxySG
5 7 (6.48%) vSphere
6 6 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) SCCM
2 11 (10.19%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (5.56%) Netcool
3 6 (5.56%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.85%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.37%) VMware
3 28 (25.93%) Citrix
4 21 (19.44%) Cisco
5 17 (15.74%) HP
6 16 (14.81%) NetApp
7 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
8 10 (9.26%) AppSense
9 8 (7.41%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.56%) CA
10 6 (5.56%) IBM
10 6 (5.56%) Intel Security
10 6 (5.56%) Symantec
11 4 (3.70%) Canon
11 4 (3.70%) Dell
11 4 (3.70%) F5
11 4 (3.70%) IronPort
11 4 (3.70%) Veeam
11 4 (3.70%) Webroot
11 4 (3.70%) Wyse
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