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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 60 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.37% 1.53% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.43% 6.19% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 10
Median daily rate £300 £338 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +56.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £300
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -17.85% +12.87%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 226 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.16% 24.73% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 153 125
Median daily rate £360 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £18.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +15 8 £300 +14.28% 1
Runcorn - 5 £300 -
Warrington +21 3 £275 -23.61% 5
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 £95 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Windows Server
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (52.17%) SCCM
6 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (43.48%) LAN
7 10 (43.48%) WAN
7 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
8 8 (34.78%) IIS
9 7 (30.43%) Citrix
9 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 7 (30.43%) Office 365
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (26.09%) Clustering
10 6 (26.09%) Information Security
10 6 (26.09%) Local Government
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 6 (26.09%) ITIL
10 6 (26.09%) SAN
10 6 (26.09%) Migration
10 6 (26.09%) Line Management
11 5 (21.74%) Firewall
11 5 (21.74%) Service Management
11 5 (21.74%) Project Management
11 5 (21.74%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (21.74%) SCOM
11 5 (21.74%) vSphere

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 8 (34.78%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) LAN
1 10 (43.48%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) LDAP
4 4 (17.39%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (8.70%) Skype
6 2 (8.70%) VLAN
7 1 (4.35%) DMZ
7 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) PSTN
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (26.09%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Security Officer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (8.70%) DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Support
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 3 (13.04%) CESG
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) BYOD
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Windows Server
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) CentOS
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Information Security
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
1 6 (26.09%) Line Management
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security Management
3 4 (17.39%) Presales
3 4 (17.39%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) SCOM
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (17.39%) vCenter Server
4 3 (13.04%) SmoothWall
5 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (8.70%) Perfmon
5 2 (8.70%) vMotion
6 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
6 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) McAfee
6 2 (8.70%) AppSense
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Samsung
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