The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 16 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.90% 1.99% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 8.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £295 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18 37 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.65% 24.50% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 5
Median daily rate £295 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 7
Median hourly rate £15.15 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +20.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £14.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Local Government
4 3 (50.00%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) CESG
5 2 (33.33%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Support
1 2 (33.33%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SmoothWall
3 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (16.67%) HP