Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 79 81
Rank change year-on-year -29 +2 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.96% 2.07% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.29% 10.83% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 28
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £272 £210 £177
90th Percentile £488 £390 £425
North West median daily rate £300 £328 £288
% change year-on-year -8.40% +13.91% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -4.84% -17.33%
10th Percentile £15.35 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £168.75 £107.00 £20.82
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.21% -34.00%

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 510 702 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.13% 19.12% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 390 316
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +14.50% +3.31%
10th Percentile £171 £175 £161
90th Percentile £545 £511 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 73
Manchester median hourly rate £16.06 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.98% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £24.05 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -15.15%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Stockport - 3 - - 3
Bolton - 2 £345 - 1
Salford - 2 £338 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
1 27 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 17 (62.96%) DNS
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
6 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (48.15%) Office 365
7 13 (48.15%) DHCP
8 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (29.63%) MCP
10 8 (29.63%) VMware
11 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
11 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (25.93%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (25.93%) Password Management
11 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
11 7 (25.93%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (22.22%) LAN
12 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (22.22%) Replication
13 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
13 5 (18.52%) ITIL
13 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
13 5 (18.52%) VPN
13 5 (18.52%) Data Centre

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 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.41%) IIS
6 1 (3.70%) Apache
6 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) Office 365
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) DNS
2 13 (48.15%) DHCP
3 6 (22.22%) LAN
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (11.11%) NAS
6 3 (11.11%) PPTP
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (7.41%) Firewall
7 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.70%) FTP
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security
8 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) IT Technician
4 3 (11.11%) DBA
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Support
4 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (7.41%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (22.22%) Replication
3 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
1 27 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (25.93%) Identity Access Management
1 7 (25.93%) Password Management
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (11.11%) Document Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (3.70%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C++
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (29.63%) MCP
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (7.41%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) CCSP
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Avaya
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 3 (11.11%) Synology
4 3 (11.11%) Veeam
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Intel
5 2 (7.41%) IronPort
5 2 (7.41%) RightFax
6 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Polycom
6 1 (3.70%) Remedy