Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 104 84
Rank change year-on-year -17 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 30 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.11% 1.12% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.72% 6.15% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 31
Manchester median daily rate £250 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.06% +6.92% +6.56%
10th Percentile £103 £227 £200
90th Percentile £443 £450 £400
North West median daily rate £250 £314 £338
% change year-on-year -20.26% -7.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +31.03% -17.14%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.08 £13.15
90th Percentile £26.30 £124.13 £124.60
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +14.29%

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 594 488 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.44% 18.23% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 318 367
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £153 £169 £175
90th Percentile £575 £539 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 32
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +12.50% +5.66%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.78 £9.44
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.00 £35.78
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 June 2018. 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
Salford +4 4 £188 -44.44% 2
Stockport +1 2 £300 - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
4 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 18 (52.94%) VMware
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 17 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
7 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 10 (29.41%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
8 9 (26.47%) WAN
8 9 (26.47%) LAN
8 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
9 8 (23.53%) Server Building
9 8 (23.53%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (20.59%) Citrix
11 6 (17.65%) Migration
11 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (14.71%) SAN
12 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (14.71%) DNS
12 5 (14.71%) ITIL
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
13 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
13 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
13 4 (11.76%) DHCP
13 4 (11.76%) VPN

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 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) G Suite
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) PaaS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) LAN
1 9 (26.47%) WAN
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 4 (11.76%) DHCP
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
4 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.88%) ATM
5 2 (5.88%) DMZ
5 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.88%) IPsec
5 2 (5.88%) NAS
5 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) Skype
6 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) MS Access
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Customer Service Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Customer Support
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) EPoS
1 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Server Building
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Network Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.88%) Case Management
6 2 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 2 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.88%) Software Distribution
6 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 10 (29.41%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) DBS Check
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CCNA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) XenApp
5 2 (5.88%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) Apple
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) arcserve
6 2 (5.88%) Avaya
6 2 (5.88%) Kaspersky
6 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (2.94%) Meraki
7 1 (2.94%) New Relic
7 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.94%) Polycom
7 1 (2.94%) Twitter