Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 67 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.78% 1.87% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.14% 8.68% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 23
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.41% +64.25%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £218
90th Percentile £375 £360 £475
North West median daily rate £250 £310 £328
% change year-on-year -19.35% -5.34% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -40.48% +4.04%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -15.79% +22.58%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 313 265 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.90% 21.49% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 184 247
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £389 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -8.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £275
90th Percentile £499 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - -8.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.51 £10.39
90th Percentile £20.01 £18.66 £20.70
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 13 £360 +2.86%
Wilmslow - 5 - -
Runcorn +1 4 - -
Warrington +1 3 £225 -18.18% 1
Chester -16 3 £265 -11.67%
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (55.26%) VMware
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (47.37%) LAN
8 17 (44.74%) WAN
8 17 (44.74%) Citrix
9 16 (42.11%) SQL
9 16 (42.11%) XenApp
9 16 (42.11%) PowerShell
9 16 (42.11%) SCCM
10 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
11 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
11 13 (34.21%) Migration
11 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (31.58%) IIS
12 12 (31.58%) ITIL
13 11 (28.95%) DHCP
13 11 (28.95%) DNS
13 11 (28.95%) HP
13 11 (28.95%) SAN
13 11 (28.95%) Office 365
13 11 (28.95%) Software Deployment
13 11 (28.95%) WSUS
13 11 (28.95%) Windows 10

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) IIS
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (18.42%) Skype for Business
4 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) LAN
2 17 (44.74%) WAN
3 11 (28.95%) DHCP
3 11 (28.95%) DNS
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 10 (26.32%) IPsec
5 7 (18.42%) DMZ
5 7 (18.42%) Ethernet
5 7 (18.42%) NAS
5 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (5.26%) Skype
8 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.79%) Local Government
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Server Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Administrator
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) IT Support
6 4 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.16%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (28.95%) Windows 10
6 6 (15.79%) Windows 2000
6 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Migration
2 12 (31.58%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) Software Deployment
4 10 (26.32%) Time Management
5 8 (21.05%) Asset Management
6 7 (18.42%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (15.79%) Software Distribution
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) High Availability
9 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
10 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
10 3 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
11 2 (5.26%) Decision-Making
11 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
11 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) PowerShell
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) VBScript
3 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) HP ASE
3 1 (2.63%) MCITP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (42.11%) XenApp
5 6 (15.79%) Docker
5 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (13.16%) vSphere
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (7.89%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) SCCM
2 11 (28.95%) WSUS
3 9 (23.68%) vCenter Server
4 7 (18.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (15.79%) SCOM
6 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (10.53%) SmoothWall
7 3 (7.89%) HP SIM
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (7.89%) vMotion
8 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (44.74%) Citrix
4 11 (28.95%) HP
5 7 (18.42%) Symantec
6 5 (13.16%) Avaya
6 5 (13.16%) Cisco
6 5 (13.16%) Clearswift
6 5 (13.16%) Teradici
7 4 (10.53%) Ivanti
7 4 (10.53%) McAfee
8 3 (7.89%) Altiris
9 1 (2.63%) Capita
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds