Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.23% 0.66% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.93% 3.23% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Chester median daily rate £300 £205 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -43.45% -9.38%
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £355 £253
% change year-on-year -15.49% +40.59% -9.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Chester median hourly rate £12.00 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year -40.48% +43.15% +1.17%

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 62 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 20.19% 20.60% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 56
Chester median daily rate £300 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +4.17% +2.00%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £306
90th Percentile £465 £532 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -11.76% +7.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -19.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.67 £11.08
90th Percentile £16.65 £14.88 £24.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year -3.70% -20.21% +14.25%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) SCCM
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) Presales
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (33.33%) Line Management
6 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) Service Management
6 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) WAN
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (22.22%) Local Government
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) FxCop
1 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
1 1 (11.11%) ReSharper
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) T4 Templates
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Support
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) DataPower
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (33.33%) Line Management
1 3 (33.33%) Presales
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Facilities Management
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 1 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
4 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Pega