Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 88 100
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 70 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.13% 2.05% 1.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 9.42% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 27
Manchester median daily rate £325 £303 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -2.42% -3.13%
10th Percentile £136 £181 £166
90th Percentile £594 £373 £430
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £255
% change year-on-year - +27.45% -11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Manchester median hourly rate £91.25 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +508.33% -9.09% -9.59%
10th Percentile £31.83 £14.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £154.08 £18.85 £20.63
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £16.42
% change year-on-year +1.73% +19.73% -6.17%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 553 743 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.00% 21.76% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 502 390
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £153 £178 £175
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 82
Manchester median hourly rate £19.63 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.83% +3.45% +0.87%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +1 2 £175 -49.09% 2
Stockport +4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (96.97%) Windows Server
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
5 18 (54.55%) VMware
6 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
7 16 (48.48%) DNS
8 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (33.33%) DHCP
9 11 (33.33%) ITIL
10 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
10 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
11 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
11 9 (27.27%) HP
11 9 (27.27%) Office 365
11 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
12 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (24.24%) Citrix
12 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
13 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
14 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 6 (18.18%) LAN
14 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (15.15%) IIS

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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.15%) IIS
4 4 (12.12%) Apache
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) DNS
2 11 (33.33%) DHCP
3 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (12.12%) VLAN
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.09%) WAN
6 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.06%) 3G
7 2 (6.06%) 4G
7 2 (6.06%) ADSL
7 2 (6.06%) FTP
7 2 (6.06%) NAS
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
8 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.03%) PPTP
8 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MSI
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.09%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Server Support
2 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) ICT Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Customer Support
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.09%) REST
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) CMDB
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Fintech
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (96.97%) Windows Server
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
6 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
9 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (12.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (9.09%) Network Management
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
5 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.06%) Break/Fix
6 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.06%) Password Management
6 2 (6.06%) Runbook
6 2 (6.06%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) Python
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) DBS Check
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (12.12%) XenApp
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
8 1 (3.03%) vSphere
8 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) BladeLogic
2 2 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) VMware
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) HP
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Apple
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) AppDynamics
7 2 (6.06%) Blue Prism
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.03%) IronPort
8 1 (3.03%) Juniper
8 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.03%) Polycom
8 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.03%) Synology
8 1 (3.03%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Xerox