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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 77 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 84 125 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 4.16% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.42% 18.17% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 69 58
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 25
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £9.80 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £25.30 £41.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
806 688 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.06% 22.91% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 351 279
Average daily rate £340 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 87 77
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 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £26.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -16 29 £300 - 12
Merseyside +8 22 £265 +32.50% 2
Cheshire -35 20 £220 -16.98% 13
Lancashire -4 10 £270 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
3 100 (55.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
5 88 (48.62%) VMware
6 84 (46.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (41.99%) Citrix
8 51 (28.18%) DNS
9 49 (27.07%) MS Exchange
10 46 (25.41%) Migration
10 46 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (23.76%) DHCP
12 41 (22.65%) ITIL
13 39 (21.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (21.55%) XenApp
14 34 (18.78%) HP
15 33 (18.23%) MS Office
16 31 (17.13%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (16.02%) SAN
18 28 (15.47%) Hyper-V
19 27 (14.92%) Finance
19 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
20 26 (14.36%) SQL Server
21 25 (13.81%) SQL
21 25 (13.81%) LAN
22 24 (13.26%) Security Cleared
22 24 (13.26%) Windows 7
23 23 (12.71%) vSphere
23 23 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
23 23 (12.71%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (27.07%) MS Exchange
2 31 (17.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (9.94%) IIS
4 17 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (8.84%) SharePoint
6 15 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (7.73%) NetWeaver
8 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.42%) Lync
10 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.21%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.55%) TPMS
Applications
1 33 (18.23%) MS Office
2 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (28.18%) DNS
2 43 (23.76%) DHCP
3 29 (16.02%) SAN
4 25 (13.81%) LAN
5 21 (11.60%) WAN
6 19 (10.50%) Firewall
7 17 (9.39%) TCP/IP
8 11 (6.08%) VPN
9 6 (3.31%) SMTP
9 6 (3.31%) SSL
9 6 (3.31%) FTP
9 6 (3.31%) HTTP
9 6 (3.31%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.76%) NAS
11 4 (2.21%) VLAN
11 4 (2.21%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.66%) Internet
13 2 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.73%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MSI
1 2 (1.10%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 8 (4.42%) Retail
3 5 (2.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
5 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.66%) Electronics
5 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Law
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (15.47%) Analyst
2 24 (13.26%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.71%) Architect
4 18 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.18%) SAP Architect
6 12 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.63%) Technical Analyst
6 12 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.97%) Migration Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Citrix Analyst
8 8 (4.42%) Technical Support
9 7 (3.87%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Project Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Technical Support Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Server Support
11 5 (2.76%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.87%) SAP Basis
2 3 (1.66%) Middleware
3 2 (1.10%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.73%) Clustering
3 7 (3.87%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.66%) DTV
5 2 (1.10%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) Handset
6 1 (0.55%) Life Science
6 1 (0.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (55.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 84 (46.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (13.26%) Windows 7
5 22 (12.15%) Windows XP
6 21 (11.60%) UNIX
7 20 (11.05%) Linux
8 14 (7.73%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.87%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.76%) Solaris
10 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.21%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.66%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.66%) Android
12 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.66%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (1.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.41%) Migration
2 41 (22.65%) ITIL
3 23 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (12.15%) Server Building
5 17 (9.39%) ERP
6 16 (8.84%) High Availability
7 13 (7.18%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (7.18%) Project Management
8 9 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.42%) Patch Management
10 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.87%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (2.21%) Security Patching
12 4 (2.21%) Software Deployment
12 4 (2.21%) Service Management
12 4 (2.21%) Change Management
12 4 (2.21%) Validation
13 3 (1.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (1.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.81%) SQL
3 9 (4.97%) VBScript
4 5 (2.76%) C
5 4 (2.21%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (21.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (13.26%) Security Cleared
3 23 (12.71%) MCSE
4 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.73%) MCP
5 14 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (7.18%) MCITP
6 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.63%) MCSA
8 11 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (4.97%) CCNA
10 7 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (3.31%) CCEE
12 5 (2.76%) CCNP
13 4 (2.21%) CCIE
13 4 (2.21%) CCA
13 4 (2.21%) CCAA
14 3 (1.66%) VCP5
14 3 (1.66%) VCP4
15 2 (1.10%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.08%) SLA
2 8 (4.42%) QA
3 7 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (21.55%) XenApp
4 28 (15.47%) Hyper-V
5 23 (12.71%) vSphere
6 21 (11.60%) XenDesktop
7 19 (10.50%) VMware ESX
8 17 (9.39%) XenServer
9 14 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (7.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (4.42%) MetaFrame
11 8 (4.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (3.87%) Xen
13 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.66%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.66%) NFS
14 2 (1.10%) Firmware
14 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (11.05%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (3.87%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.76%) WSUS
4 4 (2.21%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.66%) EdgeSight
5 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 88 (48.62%) VMware
3 76 (41.99%) Citrix
4 34 (18.78%) HP
5 21 (11.60%) SAP
6 19 (10.50%) AppSense
7 18 (9.94%) Oracle
8 17 (9.39%) Symantec
9 15 (8.29%) NetApp
10 14 (7.73%) Cisco
11 13 (7.18%) Dell
12 8 (4.42%) McAfee
13 7 (3.87%) IBM
13 7 (3.87%) 3PAR
14 6 (3.31%) EMC
15 5 (2.76%) Sophos
15 5 (2.76%) Compaq
15 5 (2.76%) Veeam
16 4 (2.21%) Lotus
16 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
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