Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 76 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.20% 1.69% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.50% 8.09% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 26
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £355 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +40.59% -9.82%
10th Percentile £271 £188 £140
90th Percentile £463 £472 £481
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £255
% change year-on-year -7.69% +27.45% -8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +43.15% +1.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £19.32 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.40 £21.00 £24.38
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -10.29%

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 246 309 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.45% 20.91% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 192 262
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +7.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £180 £186 £213
90th Percentile £540 £575 £522
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -20.21% +14.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.92
90th Percentile £18.13 £21.00 £35.38
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +18 9 £300 +46.34% 1
Warrington +12 3 £275 -22.54% 4
Runcorn +1 3 £300 -31.23%
Lymm - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Crewe - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (50.00%) VMware
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) Citrix
8 5 (31.25%) Line Management
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Firewall
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (18.75%) LAN
10 3 (18.75%) WAN
10 3 (18.75%) .NET
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL
10 3 (18.75%) Project Management
10 3 (18.75%) Service Management

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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (6.25%) PegaRULES
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) ADSL
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) FTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Intranet
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) FxCop
1 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
1 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (6.25%) T4 Templates
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Support
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) DataPower
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Line Management
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Presales
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Facilities Management
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (6.25%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
4 1 (6.25%) SmoothWall
4 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Pega
5 1 (6.25%) Samsung
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec