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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 33 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.80% 1.99% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 10.64% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £305 £388 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.29% -42.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
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 Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 53 47 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 21.20% 18.73% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 36
Median daily rate £310 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £261 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 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 29 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 7 (46.67%) NetApp
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (40.00%) NAS
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) XenApp
6 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (26.67%) F5
7 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (26.67%) Unix
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) Solaris
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 3 (20.00%) SUSE
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) NAS
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (20.00%) SUSE
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) NetApp
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire