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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 63 65
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.70% 1.93% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.12% 9.72% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 16
Median daily rate £348 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £222 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £155.60 £19.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 243 360 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.06% 19.82% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 184 139
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £54.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £345 - 1
Salford - 2 £338 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (87.80%) Windows Server
3 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
5 16 (39.02%) VMware
6 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
6 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (34.15%) DNS
8 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
9 12 (29.27%) SQL
10 11 (26.83%) Firewall
10 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
11 10 (24.39%) Citrix
12 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
12 9 (21.95%) Migration
13 8 (19.51%) Web Services
13 8 (19.51%) Cisco
13 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (19.51%) XenApp
13 8 (19.51%) Office 365
13 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
13 8 (19.51%) ProxySG
14 7 (17.07%) VLAN
14 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
14 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (14.63%) PowerShell

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 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.76%) IIS
5 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.07%) VLAN
5 6 (14.63%) SAN
6 4 (9.76%) DHCP
6 4 (9.76%) LAN
6 4 (9.76%) NAS
7 3 (7.32%) WAN
8 2 (4.88%) FTP
9 1 (2.44%) 3G
9 1 (2.44%) 4G
9 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) DBA
2 6 (14.63%) SQL DBA
3 4 (9.76%) Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.88%) Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Replication
2 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (87.80%) Windows Server
3 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Change Management
3 5 (12.20%) CRM
3 5 (12.20%) Document Management
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.88%) Change Control
5 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.44%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.44%) Security Hardening
6 1 (2.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) DBS Check
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) ProxySG
3 8 (19.51%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco
5 6 (14.63%) NetApp
6 5 (12.20%) Intel
6 5 (12.20%) IronPort
6 5 (12.20%) RightFax
7 4 (9.76%) Webroot
8 3 (7.32%) HP
9 2 (4.88%) AppSense
9 2 (4.88%) Polycom
10 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
10 1 (2.44%) Lotus
10 1 (2.44%) Nokia
10 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.44%) Remedy