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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 89 74 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 79 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.13% 4.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.44% 9.69% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 71
Median daily rate £325 £263 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £199 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 17
Median hourly rate £14.42 £18.73 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.01% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £12.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.02 £31.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
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
805 815 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 22.00% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 429 338
Median daily rate £400 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 85 75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 0 39 £325 +8.33% 16
Cheshire -5 15 £349 +62.20% 6
Merseyside -5 14 £325 +41.30% 4
Lancashire -8 5 £330 +22.22% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (73.24%) Windows Server
3 93 (65.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (64.08%) Active Directory
5 87 (61.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 77 (54.23%) VMware
7 57 (40.14%) Microsoft
8 52 (36.62%) Citrix
9 43 (30.28%) HP
10 41 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (21.83%) ITIL
12 29 (20.42%) SCCM
12 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
13 28 (19.72%) MS Exchange
14 26 (18.31%) PowerShell
15 25 (17.61%) SQL Server
16 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (16.90%) Finance
17 23 (16.20%) DNS
17 23 (16.20%) DHCP
17 23 (16.20%) Migration
17 23 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2010
18 22 (15.49%) SCOM
18 22 (15.49%) Linux
19 21 (14.79%) Hyper-V
20 20 (14.08%) MS Office
21 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
21 19 (13.38%) Data Centre
22 18 (12.68%) WSUS
23 17 (11.97%) Application Packaging

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 28 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (7.75%) IIS
4 9 (6.34%) Skype for Business
5 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.82%) Confluence
8 3 (2.11%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.11%) SAS
8 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.41%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (14.08%) MS Office
2 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) Office 365
2 8 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.11%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.11%) GitHub
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.11%) Route 53
4 3 (2.11%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.41%) IaaS
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.20%) DHCP
1 23 (16.20%) DNS
2 13 (9.15%) SAN
3 12 (8.45%) NetScaler
4 10 (7.04%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.04%) WAN
5 9 (6.34%) LAN
6 7 (4.93%) Firewall
6 7 (4.93%) VPN
7 6 (4.23%) VoIP
8 5 (3.52%) VLAN
9 4 (2.82%) Internet
10 3 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.11%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.11%) MPLS
10 3 (2.11%) OpenVPN
10 3 (2.11%) PCoIP
10 3 (2.11%) Skype
10 3 (2.11%) Softphone
10 3 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.11%) DataStax
2 3 (2.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.11%) MySQL
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) ClearCase
1 6 (4.23%) ClearQuest
2 5 (3.52%) JIRA
3 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.11%) GitLab
3 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.93%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Local Government
5 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (18.31%) Analyst
2 17 (11.97%) Citrix Specialist
3 14 (9.86%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Architect
5 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Administrator
6 9 (6.34%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Windows Specialist
8 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
1 3 (2.11%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.70%) JSON
2 1 (0.70%) SOAP
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.45%) Life Science
3 10 (7.04%) Clustering
3 10 (7.04%) Fat Client
3 10 (7.04%) Thin Client
4 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.63%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.63%) NHS
5 8 (5.63%) PKI
6 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.11%) iPad
7 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) BYOD
8 1 (0.70%) CMDB
8 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (73.24%) Windows Server
3 93 (65.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (61.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
6 22 (15.49%) Linux
7 17 (11.97%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (7.75%) Unix
10 7 (4.93%) Solaris
11 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.70%) Android
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.83%) ITIL
2 23 (16.20%) Migration
3 17 (11.97%) Application Packaging
4 12 (8.45%) Security Patching
5 9 (6.34%) Patch Management
6 8 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.93%) Project Management
7 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.23%) IT Governance
8 6 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.23%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.23%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.82%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.11%) MapReduce
11 3 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.31%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.56%) SQL
3 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.52%) Java
5 4 (2.82%) VB
5 4 (2.82%) VBScript
6 3 (2.11%) C
6 3 (2.11%) Python
6 3 (2.11%) Ruby
6 3 (2.11%) Scala
7 2 (1.41%) Perl
7 2 (1.41%) PHP
7 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.86%) MCSE
3 11 (7.75%) MCSA
3 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) MCP
5 8 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.23%) CCNA
6 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.23%) DBS Check
6 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.11%) MCITP
9 2 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.41%) CLAS
9 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) RMADS
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (64.08%) Active Directory
2 41 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.79%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.97%) XenApp
5 16 (11.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (9.15%) vSphere
7 9 (6.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (5.63%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.52%) Brightmail
9 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.82%) Xen
10 4 (2.82%) XenServer
11 3 (2.11%) NFS
11 3 (2.11%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.41%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.41%) Firmware
12 2 (1.41%) Postfix
12 2 (1.41%) Sendmail
12 2 (1.41%) Squid
13 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (20.42%) SCCM
2 22 (15.49%) SCOM
3 18 (12.68%) WSUS
4 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (4.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (3.52%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.11%) Nessus
7 3 (2.11%) Oozie
7 3 (2.11%) Puppet
7 3 (2.11%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.41%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.70%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.70%) Legato
9 1 (0.70%) Nagios
9 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 77 (54.23%) VMware
2 57 (40.14%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.62%) Citrix
4 43 (30.28%) HP
5 17 (11.97%) AppSense
5 17 (11.97%) Cisco
6 13 (9.15%) Dell
7 12 (8.45%) Oracle
8 10 (7.04%) Wyse
9 9 (6.34%) Symantec
10 8 (5.63%) IBM
10 8 (5.63%) NetApp
11 7 (4.93%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.52%) IronPort
12 5 (3.52%) Veeam
13 4 (2.82%) 3Com
13 4 (2.82%) Avaya
13 4 (2.82%) Compaq
13 4 (2.82%) ION Trading
13 4 (2.82%) ThinPrint
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