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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 92 139 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 4.48% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.18% 19.77% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 63 41
Average daily rate
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£313 £261 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £193 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £404 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +39.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.70 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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
823 703 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.20% 22.66% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 295 252
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 128 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -9 37 £325 - 25
Merseyside -5 19 £525 +98.11% 4
Cumbria -2 10 - -
Cheshire -42 10 £288 +6.48% 18
Lancashire -24 9 £300 +20.16% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
2 105 (64.81%) Active Directory
3 93 (57.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 82 (50.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (41.98%) VMware
6 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
7 53 (32.72%) Citrix
8 38 (23.46%) MS Exchange
9 37 (22.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (22.22%) ITIL
11 35 (21.60%) Migration
11 35 (21.60%) Hyper-V
12 34 (20.99%) DHCP
13 32 (19.75%) DNS
13 32 (19.75%) Windows 7
14 30 (18.52%) Oracle
15 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
15 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
16 26 (16.05%) MS Office
16 26 (16.05%) HP
17 25 (15.43%) SAN
17 25 (15.43%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (15.43%) SCCM
18 24 (14.81%) SC Cleared
18 24 (14.81%) Windows XP
18 24 (14.81%) LAN
19 23 (14.20%) XenApp
19 23 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (13.58%) MS Excel
20 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (23.46%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.64%) NetWeaver
4 12 (7.41%) IIS
5 11 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (6.17%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.85%) Lync
12 2 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.23%) JBoss
13 1 (0.62%) Documentum
13 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (16.05%) MS Office
2 22 (13.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.79%) Office 365
1 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.99%) DHCP
2 32 (19.75%) DNS
3 25 (15.43%) SAN
4 24 (14.81%) LAN
5 21 (12.96%) TCP/IP
6 19 (11.73%) Firewall
7 17 (10.49%) WAN
8 10 (6.17%) VPN
9 7 (4.32%) NAS
10 6 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 6 (3.70%) DMZ
11 5 (3.09%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.09%) VLAN
12 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.85%) Wireless
13 3 (1.85%) SMTP
13 3 (1.85%) SSL
13 3 (1.85%) FTP
13 3 (1.85%) HTTP
13 3 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.64%) SAP HANA
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.23%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.62%) BODI
8 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.47%) Banking
3 3 (1.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Local Government
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (22.22%) Analyst
2 22 (13.58%) Architect
3 18 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.88%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.64%) Technical Analyst
6 13 (8.02%) SAP Architect
7 9 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.94%) Citrix Analyst
8 8 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.32%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.32%) Administrator
9 7 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.32%) Wintel Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) XML
2 7 (4.32%) SAP Basis
3 6 (3.70%) XML Messaging
4 5 (3.09%) Middleware
5 4 (2.47%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Clustering
2 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) NHS
4 3 (1.85%) Life Science
4 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) Open Source
6 1 (0.62%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (57.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 82 (50.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (19.75%) Windows 7
5 24 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.96%) Linux
7 19 (11.73%) UNIX
8 11 (6.79%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.70%) Solaris
10 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.85%) HPUX
11 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.62%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.22%) ITIL
2 35 (21.60%) Migration
3 25 (15.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (12.96%) High Availability
5 18 (11.11%) ERP
6 13 (8.02%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (7.41%) Project Management
8 9 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.47%) Time Management
11 4 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.47%) Change Management
12 3 (1.85%) Service Management
12 3 (1.85%) Service Delivery
12 3 (1.85%) Performance Management
12 3 (1.85%) Problem Management
12 3 (1.85%) Load Testing
12 3 (1.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.96%) SQL
2 15 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.94%) VBScript
4 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.85%) VB
5 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.23%) C
6 2 (1.23%) Java
6 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (11.11%) MCSE
5 9 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (4.32%) CCEE
7 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.70%) MCP
7 6 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.47%) CCAA
8 4 (2.47%) CCA
8 4 (2.47%) CCIE
9 3 (1.85%) MCITP
9 3 (1.85%) CCEA
9 3 (1.85%) CCIA
10 2 (1.23%) MCSA
10 2 (1.23%) CCNA
10 2 (1.23%) Degree
11 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 7 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 37 (22.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (21.60%) Hyper-V
4 23 (14.20%) XenApp
5 10 (6.17%) vSphere
5 10 (6.17%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.94%) MetaFrame
6 8 (4.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.94%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.32%) Firmware
7 7 (4.32%) XenServer
8 6 (3.70%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.85%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.23%) Xen
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (15.43%) SCCM
2 6 (3.70%) SCVMM
2 6 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.09%) SCOM
4 3 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.85%) EdgeSight
4 3 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.62%) MOM
6 1 (0.62%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 68 (41.98%) VMware
2 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
3 53 (32.72%) Citrix
4 30 (18.52%) Oracle
5 26 (16.05%) HP
6 17 (10.49%) SAP
6 17 (10.49%) Dell
7 15 (9.26%) NetApp
8 14 (8.64%) AppSense
9 12 (7.41%) Cisco
10 11 (6.79%) Symantec
10 11 (6.79%) EMC
11 9 (5.56%) McAfee
12 7 (4.32%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.09%) Compaq
14 3 (1.85%) Wyse
14 3 (1.85%) Lumension
14 3 (1.85%) 3PAR
15 2 (1.23%) Veeam
15 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
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