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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 97 88 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 85 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.97% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.90% 9.51% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 67
Median daily rate £325 £264 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.22% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £177 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £12.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £23.90 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
709 894 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.39% 20.67% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 484 383
Median daily rate £388 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 97 93
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 29 £325 +13.53% 19
Lancashire +13 9 £263 -11.76%
Cheshire 0 9 £375 +47.05% 5
Merseyside -9 7 £350 +29.62% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 98 (74.24%) Windows Server
3 90 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 87 (65.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (62.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (53.03%) VMware
7 52 (39.39%) Microsoft
8 38 (28.79%) Citrix
9 33 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (23.48%) HP
11 29 (21.97%) SCCM
12 27 (20.45%) Windows 7
13 26 (19.70%) ITIL
14 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
15 24 (18.18%) Migration
16 23 (17.42%) SCOM
17 22 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (15.91%) DNS
18 21 (15.91%) DHCP
19 20 (15.15%) Linux
19 20 (15.15%) PowerShell
20 19 (14.39%) MS Exchange
21 17 (12.88%) Application Packaging
21 17 (12.88%) WSUS
21 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
22 15 (11.36%) Finance
22 15 (11.36%) Windows XP
22 15 (11.36%) Cisco
22 15 (11.36%) IIS
22 15 (11.36%) SAN

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 19 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) IIS
3 13 (9.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.55%) 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%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.76%) Apache
9 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
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
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) DHCP
1 21 (15.91%) DNS
2 15 (11.36%) SAN
3 12 (9.09%) WAN
4 10 (7.58%) LAN
4 10 (7.58%) NetScaler
5 9 (6.82%) VPN
6 7 (5.30%) Firewall
6 7 (5.30%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.55%) VLAN
8 4 (3.03%) Internet
8 4 (3.03%) MPLS
8 4 (3.03%) VoIP
9 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.27%) NAS
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%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.94%) 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%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.03%) ClearQuest
1 4 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.27%) GitLab
2 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.27%) Local Government
3 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Analyst
2 16 (12.12%) Citrix Specialist
3 12 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (7.58%) Architect
4 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) Windows Specialist
6 8 (6.06%) Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) IT Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Server Specialist
7 7 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) JSON
2 1 (0.76%) SOAP
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 12 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 11 (8.33%) NHS
4 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.82%) Clustering
5 9 (6.82%) Life Science
6 7 (5.30%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.55%) PKI
8 3 (2.27%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.27%) iPad
8 3 (2.27%) Replication
9 1 (0.76%) BYOD
9 1 (0.76%) CMDB
9 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (74.24%) Windows Server
3 87 (65.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (62.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (20.45%) Windows 7
6 20 (15.15%) Linux
7 15 (11.36%) Windows XP
8 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.82%) Unix
10 8 (6.06%) Solaris
11 5 (3.79%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.79%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.76%) Android
14 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.76%) SUSE
14 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) ITIL
2 24 (18.18%) Migration
3 17 (12.88%) Application Packaging
4 13 (9.85%) Security Patching
5 11 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 9 (6.82%) Patch Management
7 8 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (4.55%) Project Management
9 5 (3.79%) IT Governance
9 5 (3.79%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.03%) CRM
10 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.03%) ERP
10 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.09%) SQL
3 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.55%) Java
5 4 (3.03%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) C
6 3 (2.27%) PHP
6 3 (2.27%) Python
6 3 (2.27%) Ruby
6 3 (2.27%) Scala
6 3 (2.27%) VBScript
7 2 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.09%) MCSE
3 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) MCSA
5 8 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (6.06%) MCP
6 6 (4.55%) CCNA
6 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.55%) DBS Check
7 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.27%) MCITP
9 2 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.52%) CLAS
9 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.52%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) RMADS
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 90 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.09%) XenApp
5 11 (8.33%) vSphere
6 10 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (7.58%) VMware ESX
7 8 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.27%) Xen
9 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.52%) Firmware
9 2 (1.52%) NFS
9 2 (1.52%) Squid
9 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.76%) NDS
10 1 (0.76%) Postfix
10 1 (0.76%) vCloud
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (21.97%) SCCM
2 23 (17.42%) SCOM
3 17 (12.88%) WSUS
4 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.79%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
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
8 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.76%) SCSM
8 1 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 70 (53.03%) VMware
2 52 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 38 (28.79%) Citrix
4 31 (23.48%) HP
5 15 (11.36%) Cisco
6 14 (10.61%) AppSense
7 10 (7.58%) Wyse
8 9 (6.82%) Dell
8 9 (6.82%) Oracle
9 8 (6.06%) IBM
10 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.55%) Intel Security
11 6 (4.55%) Veeam
12 5 (3.79%) NetApp
12 5 (3.79%) Symantec
13 4 (3.03%) Avaya
13 4 (3.03%) Forcepoint
13 4 (3.03%) Juniper
13 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
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