Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 109 94
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 32 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.99% 1.09% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.64% 5.78% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 40
Manchester median daily rate £263 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +7.44% -4.35%
10th Percentile £188 £135 £181
90th Percentile £397 £600 £369
North West median daily rate £310 £325 £323
% change year-on-year -4.62% +0.78% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £91.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.64% +508.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.68 £31.83 £14.00
90th Percentile £21.63 £154.08 £18.85
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £20.33
% change year-on-year -30.00% -1.62% +16.17%

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 689 554 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.41% 18.94% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 346 498
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £155 £178
90th Percentile £526 £556 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 34
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +30.83% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.31 £11.29
90th Percentile £33.20 £40.03 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -9.09%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Stockport +5 1 - - 1
Salford -4 1 £178 +1.43% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (50.00%) VMware
6 15 (46.88%) Office 365
6 15 (46.88%) Windows 10
7 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 10 (31.25%) LAN
9 9 (28.13%) ITIL
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (21.88%) vSphere
11 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (21.88%) Information Security
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco
11 7 (21.88%) Meraki
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 6 (18.75%) DNS
12 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (18.75%) Citrix
12 6 (18.75%) Veeam
13 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (15.63%) DHCP
13 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) IT Support
4 4 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (46.88%) Windows 10
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Information Security
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Server Management
6 2 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.25%) Release Management
6 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
1 2 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) MCTS
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (21.88%) vSphere
4 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) vCloud
6 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) Meraki
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) Veeam
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds