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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 92 75 34
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 77 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 2.09% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.05% 9.51% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 77
Median daily rate £334 £270 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £398 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 29
Median hourly rate £14.34 £18.46 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% -35.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.60 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £32.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
840 810 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 21.99% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 423 347
Median daily rate £388 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 96 104
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 43 £325 -3.70% 10
Cheshire -6 16 £360 +63.63% 4
Merseyside -5 13 £500 +124.71% 7
Lancashire -5 2 £330 +22.22% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (72.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 96 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
5 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (53.62%) VMware
7 59 (42.75%) Citrix
8 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
9 50 (36.23%) HP
10 37 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
12 26 (18.84%) ITIL
12 26 (18.84%) DNS
12 26 (18.84%) DHCP
12 26 (18.84%) Windows 7
13 25 (18.12%) PowerShell
13 25 (18.12%) MS Exchange
13 25 (18.12%) Finance
14 24 (17.39%) SCCM
14 24 (17.39%) AppSense
15 23 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (16.67%) Migration
16 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
16 22 (15.94%) MS Office
16 22 (15.94%) Application Packaging
16 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
17 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (14.49%) Linux
18 20 (14.49%) Data Centre
19 18 (13.04%) SQL

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 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (7.97%) IIS
4 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.25%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.90%) Confluence
7 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.17%) SAS
7 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.45%) Apache
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
1 22 (15.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.70%) Office 365
2 8 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.17%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.17%) GitHub
5 3 (2.17%) Route 53
5 3 (2.17%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.45%) IaaS
6 2 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
7 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.84%) DHCP
1 26 (18.84%) DNS
2 17 (12.32%) NetScaler
3 15 (10.87%) SAN
4 11 (7.97%) LAN
4 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.80%) WAN
6 7 (5.07%) Firewall
6 7 (5.07%) VLAN
7 6 (4.35%) VoIP
8 4 (2.90%) Internet
8 4 (2.90%) VPN
9 3 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.17%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.17%) OpenVPN
9 3 (2.17%) PCoIP
9 3 (2.17%) Skype
9 3 (2.17%) Softphone
10 2 (1.45%) DMZ
10 2 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.17%) DataStax
3 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.17%) MySQL
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) JIRA
2 4 (2.90%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.90%) ClearQuest
3 3 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.17%) GitLab
3 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (18.12%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.07%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Local Government
5 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (15.22%) Citrix Specialist
2 19 (13.77%) Analyst
3 15 (10.87%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.52%) Administrator
6 9 (6.52%) Windows Specialist
7 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.35%) Citrix Expert
9 6 (4.35%) Server Support
9 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) .NET
1 3 (2.17%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.72%) JSON
2 1 (0.72%) SOAP
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) XML
2 1 (0.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.14%) Fat Client
2 14 (10.14%) Thin Client
3 12 (8.70%) Clustering
4 10 (7.25%) Life Science
5 8 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.80%) PKI
6 7 (5.07%) NHS
7 6 (4.35%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.72%) BYOD
10 1 (0.72%) CMDB
10 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.72%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.72%) iPad
10 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (72.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 96 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (18.84%) Windows 7
6 20 (14.49%) Linux
7 11 (7.97%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.25%) Unix
9 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.17%) Solaris
11 3 (2.17%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.72%) AIX
13 1 (0.72%) HPUX
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.84%) ITIL
2 23 (16.67%) Migration
3 22 (15.94%) Application Packaging
4 10 (7.25%) IT Governance
4 10 (7.25%) Risk Management
5 7 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.07%) Project Management
5 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.35%) Security Patching
6 6 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (3.62%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.90%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.17%) MapReduce
9 3 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.12%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.04%) SQL
3 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.90%) Java
4 4 (2.90%) VB
4 4 (2.90%) VBScript
5 3 (2.17%) C
5 3 (2.17%) Python
5 3 (2.17%) Ruby
5 3 (2.17%) Scala
6 2 (1.45%) Perl
6 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.59%) MCSE
3 13 (9.42%) MCSA
4 7 (5.07%) CCNA
4 7 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.35%) MCP
5 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.17%) MCITP
8 2 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.45%) CLAS
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.72%) Degree
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.17%) QA
4 2 (1.45%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.45%) RMADS
5 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
5 16 (11.59%) XenApp
6 12 (8.70%) vSphere
7 9 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (5.07%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.62%) Brightmail
10 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.90%) XenServer
11 3 (2.17%) NFS
11 3 (2.17%) Xen
12 2 (1.45%) Firmware
12 2 (1.45%) Postfix
12 2 (1.45%) Sendmail
12 2 (1.45%) Squid
12 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) SCCM
2 15 (10.87%) SCOM
3 10 (7.25%) WSUS
4 7 (5.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.90%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.17%) Nessus
6 3 (2.17%) Oozie
6 3 (2.17%) Puppet
6 3 (2.17%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.45%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.45%) vMotion
8 1 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.72%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.72%) Legato
8 1 (0.72%) Nagios
8 1 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (53.62%) VMware
2 59 (42.75%) Citrix
3 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 50 (36.23%) HP
5 24 (17.39%) AppSense
6 18 (13.04%) Cisco
7 14 (10.14%) Wyse
8 13 (9.42%) Dell
9 11 (7.97%) Oracle
10 10 (7.25%) NetApp
10 10 (7.25%) Symantec
11 8 (5.80%) IBM
12 5 (3.62%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.62%) IronPort
12 5 (3.62%) Veeam
13 4 (2.90%) 3Com
13 4 (2.90%) Compaq
13 4 (2.90%) ION Trading
13 4 (2.90%) Lumension
13 4 (2.90%) ThinPrint
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