The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 3.73% 4.37% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 22.92% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £190 £325 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.53% +41.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £325 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% -8.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.49 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.34 £17.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 52 48 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 19.40% 19.05% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 33
Median daily rate £263 £350 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +62.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £520 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Liverpool over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Liverpool

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

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
6 8 (50.00%) Citrix
6 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (50.00%) Office 365
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) NetApp
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) NAS
10 3 (18.75%) SUSE
10 3 (18.75%) SCCM
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (18.75%) HP
10 3 (18.75%) Linux
10 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
10 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
11 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
11 2 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
11 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (12.50%) SQL

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Broadband
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Mobility Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) SUSE
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
1 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
1 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco