Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 98 87
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 41 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 1.47% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.71% 7.56% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 34
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.96% -8.93%
10th Percentile £129 £203 £178
90th Percentile £544 £350 £414
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -9.46% -2.63%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.53 £14.03
90th Percentile £16.50 £18.78 £142.65
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -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 578 542 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.29% 19.42% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 376 374
Manchester median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £160 £161
90th Percentile £563 £511 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 16 50
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £18.88 £34.38
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -0.88% -4.99% +20.29%

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 April 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
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 April 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 +1 3 £188 -44.44% 1
Stockport - 2 £300 - 4
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
4 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
5 18 (54.55%) VMware
6 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
7 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
8 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 11 (33.33%) Windows 10
9 10 (30.30%) HP
10 9 (27.27%) SQL
10 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (24.24%) Server Building
12 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
12 7 (21.21%) LAN
12 7 (21.21%) WAN
12 7 (21.21%) Citrix
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (21.21%) Migration
13 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
13 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 6 (18.18%) ITIL
13 6 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
14 5 (15.15%) DNS
14 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (12.12%) SCCM
15 4 (12.12%) vSphere

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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
1 7 (21.21%) WAN
2 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.15%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 2 (6.06%) DMZ
5 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.06%) IPsec
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) ATM
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) MS Access
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MSI
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.09%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Architect
1 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
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
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Automation Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Customer Service Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.09%) REST
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (57.58%) Windows Server
4 11 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Server Building
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.09%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) SDLC
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.06%) Case Management
7 2 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
7 2 (6.06%) Security Hardening
7 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
7 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.03%) CCIE
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
1 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.12%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (9.09%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) HP ALM
3 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Blue Prism
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) New Relic
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter