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 26 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.67% 2.74% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 11.76% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £263 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £199 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £389 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 34 51 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 24.11% 23.29% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 50
Median daily rate £300 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £21.00 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Chester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (61.54%) SCCM
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (38.46%) Office 365
6 5 (38.46%) Project Management
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) SCOM
6 5 (38.46%) Local Government
6 5 (38.46%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Clustering
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (30.77%) Line Management
7 4 (30.77%) Presales
7 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (23.08%) SmoothWall
8 3 (23.08%) vSphere
8 3 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 3 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (38.46%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Security Officer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) CESG
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Presales
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Database Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (15.38%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) SCOM
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (23.08%) SmoothWall
5 2 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) Perfmon
6 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
6 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
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