Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 100 92
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 35 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 1.24% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.23% 6.40% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 41
Manchester median daily rate £275 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £103 £140 £180
90th Percentile £440 £459 £388
North West median daily rate £310 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £91.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.66% +518.64% -10.61%
10th Percentile £13.05 £18.60 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.00 £168.75 £18.40
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% -3.23%

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 638 547 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.36% 19.34% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 325 470
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £127 £157 £205
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 41
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £19.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +27.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.21 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.00 £42.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.51% +22.04% -6.03%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 2 £190 +8.57% 2
Stockport +4 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
6 9 (33.33%) Office 365
6 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 6 (22.22%) DNS
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco
9 6 (22.22%) Citrix
9 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (18.52%) SAN
10 5 (18.52%) DHCP
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (14.81%) MCSE
11 4 (14.81%) SharePoint

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 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) G Suite
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) DHCP
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) VoIP
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) ATM
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Coaching
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 3 (11.11%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) arcserve
5 2 (7.41%) Kaspersky
5 2 (7.41%) Meraki
5 2 (7.41%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.70%) Polycom