Period
to 24 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 September 2019 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 131 108
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.83% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 4.30% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 15
Manchester median daily rate £306 £210 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -40.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £256 £103 £144
90th Percentile £379 £440 £506
North West median daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £162.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -91.38% +983.33%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.05 £47.25
90th Percentile £14.90 £26.00 £168.75
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% -4.76% +1.61%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 609 604 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.75% 19.19% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 362 314
Manchester median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £150 £131 £177
90th Percentile £589 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 49
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.73% +8.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £18.06 £32.00 £44.60
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.42% -0.88% +11.58%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +10 2 £375 - 4
Bolton - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) Azure
5 8 (50.00%) Office 365
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco
7 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (31.25%) AWS
7 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 4 (25.00%) Veeam
8 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) Citrix
9 3 (18.75%) NetApp
9 3 (18.75%) Symantec
9 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Azure
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Mimecast
3 2 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 2 (12.50%) PowerApps
4 1 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) HSRP
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) VSAN
5 1 (6.25%) ADSL
5 1 (6.25%) Broadband
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) PBX
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) VMS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) RHCE
1 1 (6.25%) VCAP
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Server
4 3 (18.75%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
1 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (6.25%) vMotion
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Veeam
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos
7 1 (6.25%) Acronis
7 1 (6.25%) BT
7 1 (6.25%) ESET
7 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
7 1 (6.25%) Meraki
7 1 (6.25%) Openreach
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle