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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 85 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 85 124 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 4.02% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.51% 16.76% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £211 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £350 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.13 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -41.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.15 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £43.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
894 740 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 23.99% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 383 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -27 27 £286 -10.54% 15
Merseyside +8 22 £270 +35.00% 7
Cheshire -33 17 £255 -8.92% 9
Lancashire -26 12 £298 -0.83% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (69.75%) Active Directory
3 93 (57.41%) VMware
4 92 (56.79%) Microsoft
4 92 (56.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (44.44%) Citrix
6 70 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (37.04%) DNS
8 52 (32.10%) DHCP
9 51 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (29.01%) MS Exchange
11 42 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 41 (25.31%) XenApp
13 40 (24.69%) MS Office
13 40 (24.69%) ITIL
14 33 (20.37%) SAN
15 32 (19.75%) Migration
16 31 (19.14%) SQL
16 31 (19.14%) HP
17 30 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (17.90%) LAN
19 27 (16.67%) WAN
20 25 (15.43%) MCSE
20 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
21 24 (14.81%) Hyper-V
21 24 (14.81%) vSphere
22 23 (14.20%) XenDesktop
22 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
23 22 (13.58%) Server Building
24 21 (12.96%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 47 (29.01%) MS Exchange
2 30 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.11%) IIS
4 15 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (8.02%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.32%) Lync
8 4 (2.47%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.62%) TPMS
10 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 40 (24.69%) MS Office
2 17 (10.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.17%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) SaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (37.04%) DNS
2 52 (32.10%) DHCP
3 33 (20.37%) SAN
4 29 (17.90%) LAN
5 27 (16.67%) WAN
6 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
7 19 (11.73%) Firewall
8 16 (9.88%) VPN
9 7 (4.32%) Wireless
10 6 (3.70%) SMTP
10 6 (3.70%) SSL
10 6 (3.70%) VoIP
10 6 (3.70%) FTP
10 6 (3.70%) HTTP
11 5 (3.09%) WLAN
11 5 (3.09%) NAS
12 4 (2.47%) VLAN
12 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.47%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MSI
1 2 (1.23%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.85%) Electronics
4 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 23 (14.20%) Analyst
3 18 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.79%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Technical Support
8 7 (4.32%) Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Project Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Server Support
10 5 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.09%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) .NET
1 2 (1.23%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.62%) WCF
2 1 (0.62%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.62%) CSS
2 1 (0.62%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.73%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.41%) Clustering
3 8 (4.94%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.85%) DTV
6 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.62%) Handset
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) FMCG
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (56.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 70 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (12.96%) Windows XP
5 19 (11.73%) Windows 7
6 15 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.32%) UNIX
8 6 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.09%) Solaris
9 5 (3.09%) Linux
9 5 (3.09%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.47%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.47%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.85%) Android
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.85%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) ITIL
2 32 (19.75%) Migration
3 22 (13.58%) Server Building
4 11 (6.79%) Project Management
5 9 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.32%) Data Analysis
8 6 (3.70%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.09%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.09%) Service Management
10 4 (2.47%) Validation
10 4 (2.47%) Security Patching
11 3 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.85%) Programme Management
11 3 (1.85%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.85%) Change Management
11 3 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (1.23%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.14%) SQL
2 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.56%) VBScript
4 5 (3.09%) C
5 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.23%) VB
6 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.62%) C#
6 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (15.43%) MCSE
3 19 (11.73%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (11.11%) MCITP
5 15 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (9.26%) CCNA
6 13 (8.02%) MCSA
6 13 (8.02%) MCP
7 11 (6.79%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (4.32%) CCNP
10 7 (4.32%) CCEE
11 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.47%) VCP4
12 4 (2.47%) CCAA
12 4 (2.47%) VCP5
12 4 (2.47%) CCIE
12 4 (2.47%) CCA
13 3 (1.85%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) QA
3 7 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (69.75%) Active Directory
2 51 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (25.31%) XenApp
4 24 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.81%) vSphere
5 23 (14.20%) XenDesktop
6 19 (11.73%) XenServer
7 18 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 13 (8.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.94%) MetaFrame
9 8 (4.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (3.70%) Xen
11 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.85%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.85%) NFS
12 2 (1.23%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.62%) Firmware
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) SCCM
2 7 (4.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.09%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.09%) WSUS
4 4 (2.47%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.85%) EdgeSight
5 3 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (57.41%) VMware
2 92 (56.79%) Microsoft
3 72 (44.44%) Citrix
4 31 (19.14%) HP
5 20 (12.35%) Cisco
5 20 (12.35%) AppSense
6 16 (9.88%) Symantec
7 13 (8.02%) NetApp
8 9 (5.56%) Dell
9 8 (4.94%) IBM
10 7 (4.32%) McAfee
11 6 (3.70%) Sophos
11 6 (3.70%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.70%) SAP
12 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.09%) Avaya
12 5 (3.09%) Veeam
12 5 (3.09%) Altiris
13 4 (2.47%) Lotus
13 4 (2.47%) EMC
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