Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 67 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.88% 1.77% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.98% 8.27% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 20
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £300 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +18.81% -15.83%
10th Percentile £294 £106 £135
90th Percentile £470 £458 £488
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +75.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.92 £9.70
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.38 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £20.33 £18.25
% change year-on-year +8.21% +11.40% -

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 221 278 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.58% 21.40% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 172 248
Cheshire median daily rate £381 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £171 £232
90th Percentile £563 £600 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -13.44% +6.94%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.10 £10.45
90th Percentile £26.00 £22.75 £29.55
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.94% -5.88% +13.33%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Chester +10 6 £280 +180.00%
Warrington +1 1 £450 +28.57% 9
Crewe -18 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Lymm - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) SCOM
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) CCNA
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (27.27%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) MPLS
7 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Local Government

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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) MPLS
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) ADSL
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) ISDN
4 1 (9.09%) Junos
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (27.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Support
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) CESG
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Release Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) McAfee
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Lumension
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec