Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 129 128
Rank change year-on-year +61 -1 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 16 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.63% 0.57% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.75% 2.68% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 19
Median daily rate £320 £306 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +45.83% -40.00%
10th Percentile £197 £256 £101
90th Percentile £444 £416 £410
North West median daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year -8.33% +13.21% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -6.67% -83.56%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.10 £13.08
90th Percentile £19.25 £14.90 £25.08
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +32.14% -6.67% -4.76%

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 218 597 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.04% 21.20% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 393 370
Median daily rate £398 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £588 £563
North West median daily rate £365 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 43
Median hourly rate £18.83 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.55% -26.83% +32.26%
10th Percentile £13.33 £11.17 £11.34
90th Percentile £20.95 £18.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.34% +4.00% -4.69%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester.

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 14 August 2020. 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
Bolton +10 1 - -
Stockport +5 1 £175 -53.33%
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) Storage Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2017

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 4 (66.67%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2017
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (66.67%) Storage Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow