Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 91 101
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 63 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.41% 2.01% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.16% 8.95% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 29
Manchester median daily rate £350 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -6.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £183 £171
90th Percentile £510 £359 £428
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +1.37% +2.18%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.25 £13.45
90th Percentile £22.00 £19.75 £20.68
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £19.66 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.90% +12.34% -5.41%

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 545 704 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.64% 22.45% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 480 374
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £158 £170 £172
90th Percentile £559 £500 £479
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 24 78
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £15.38 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.08% +1.65% +8.04%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £39.13
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.94% -5.88% +13.33%

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 January 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 January 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 +6 2 £175 -49.09% 5
Stockport +1 2 £300 -27.27% 4
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (74.36%) Windows Server
4 26 (66.67%) VMware
5 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
6 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
7 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
8 13 (33.33%) HP
9 12 (30.77%) DNS
9 12 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (28.21%) SQL
10 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
12 9 (23.08%) ITIL
13 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (20.51%) Server Building
14 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
14 7 (17.95%) DHCP
14 7 (17.95%) Citrix
15 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
15 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (12.82%) Office 365
16 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
16 5 (12.82%) vSphere
16 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (12.82%) Apple

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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) DHCP
2 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) LAN
4 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.13%) 3G
5 2 (5.13%) 4G
5 2 (5.13%) ADSL
5 2 (5.13%) FTP
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
5 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.56%) ATM
6 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MSI
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.69%) WinDbg
2 1 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 3 (7.69%) Back Office
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Server Support
4 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Customer Support
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.69%) REST
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) CMDB
2 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (74.36%) Windows Server
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
5 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) CentOS
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Server Building
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (10.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (7.69%) Break/Fix
6 3 (7.69%) Network Management
6 3 (7.69%) SDLC
6 3 (7.69%) Security Hardening
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.13%) Case Management
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps
7 2 (5.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (5.13%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.13%) Runbook
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) DBS Check
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MCITP
2 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (12.82%) vSphere
5 3 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) VMware
2 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (17.95%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) Apple
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
7 2 (5.13%) Blue Prism
7 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) IronPort
8 1 (2.56%) Lotus
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.56%) Polycom
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter