The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Merseyside
Rank 30 30 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.82% 2.96% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 12.50% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Median daily rate £310 £413 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% -38.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 66 80 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.69% 23.67% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 47
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Liverpool +3 7 £305 -21.29% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) NetApp
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (41.18%) NAS
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) Citrix
8 5 (29.41%) XenApp
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (23.53%) F5
9 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (23.53%) Firewall
9 4 (23.53%) SAN
9 4 (23.53%) Unix
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 4 (23.53%) Solaris
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 3 (17.65%) HP
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) NAS
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (17.65%) SUSE
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) NetApp
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire