Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 57 96
Rank change year-on-year -7 +39 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.37% 2.07% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.52% 10.33% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 22
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £295 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.56% -30.59% +30.77%
10th Percentile £250 £138 £238
90th Percentile £380 £456 £499
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.08 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% -23.43% +29.23%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +14.29%

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 269 213 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.58% 20.06% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 132 252
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £388 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -7.96% +6.58%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £256
90th Percentile £538 £525 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 29 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.15 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.19% +8.21% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.55 £22.75 £27.13
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -0.88% -4.99% +20.29%

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 22 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 April 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 +2 13 £360 +2.86% 1
Chester -3 5 £265 -10.17% 1
Runcorn 0 2 - -
Warrington -12 1 £400 +158.06% 6
Lymm - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server
3 24 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (61.29%) Citrix
5 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
5 19 (61.29%) VMware
6 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
7 17 (54.84%) SCCM
7 17 (54.84%) XenApp
8 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
8 15 (48.39%) LAN
9 14 (45.16%) WAN
10 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
10 13 (41.94%) Migration
10 13 (41.94%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (38.71%) IIS
12 11 (35.48%) HP
12 11 (35.48%) SAN
12 11 (35.48%) Software Deployment
13 10 (32.26%) IPsec
13 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (32.26%) Time Management
14 9 (29.03%) SQL
15 8 (25.81%) VBScript
15 8 (25.81%) ITIL
15 8 (25.81%) DHCP
15 8 (25.81%) Asset Management
15 8 (25.81%) SCOM

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 12 (38.71%) IIS
2 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) WAN
3 11 (35.48%) SAN
4 10 (32.26%) IPsec
5 8 (25.81%) DHCP
6 7 (22.58%) DMZ
6 7 (22.58%) Ethernet
6 7 (22.58%) NAS
6 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
8 5 (16.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
9 2 (6.45%) MPLS
9 2 (6.45%) VLAN
10 1 (3.23%) Firewall
10 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MSI
2 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (22.58%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Server Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (12.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Server Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Support
6 2 (6.45%) SCCM Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (16.13%) PKI
4 3 (9.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server
3 24 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 11 (35.48%) Software Deployment
3 10 (32.26%) Time Management
4 8 (25.81%) Asset Management
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (19.35%) Software Distribution
7 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
9 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
9 3 (9.68%) High Availability
9 3 (9.68%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
10 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
11 1 (3.23%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) PowerShell
2 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) VBScript
4 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CCNA
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) HP ASE
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (54.84%) XenApp
3 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (41.94%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (19.35%) Docker
5 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (16.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (16.13%) vSphere
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) SCOM
3 7 (22.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (19.35%) WSUS
5 4 (12.90%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (12.90%) SmoothWall
6 3 (9.68%) HP SIM
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (9.68%) vCenter Server
6 3 (9.68%) vMotion
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Citrix
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
1 19 (61.29%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) HP
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 7 (22.58%) Symantec
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
5 4 (12.90%) Ivanti
5 4 (12.90%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) Altiris
7 1 (3.23%) Capita
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds