Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 70 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.52% 1.38% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.08% 7.00% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 12
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.11% +43.62%
10th Percentile £200 £268 £188
90th Percentile £388 £423 £472
North West median daily rate £305 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +1.67% -7.69% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -42.86% +43.15%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% +22.03% -1.67%

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 329 257 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.02% 19.77% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 178 216
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £226
90th Percentile £488 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 20 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.73
90th Percentile £20.13 £21.50 £20.78
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £17.43 £14.34
% change year-on-year - +21.55% -5.19%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Warrington +4 7 £356 +29.55% 1
Wilmslow - 5 - - 1
Runcorn +3 2 - -
Chester -10 1 £310 +3.33% 5
Knutsford -13 1 £360 - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (35.00%) Office 365
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) WSUS
7 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
7 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) WAN
7 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 5 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (25.00%) Clustering
8 5 (25.00%) Clearswift
8 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 5 (25.00%) Teradici

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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Office 365
3 5 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) IaaS
5 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) SMTP
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Clustering
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) High Availability
3 4 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Case Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Server Hardening
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
1 6 (30.00%) WSUS
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 3 (15.00%) SCCM
5 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (5.00%) Foglight
5 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (5.00%) SCOM
5 1 (5.00%) SmoothWall
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Clearswift
2 5 (25.00%) Teradici
3 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Altiris
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) TippingPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Trustwave