Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.91% 1.89% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.27% 9.40% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Merseyside median daily rate £338 £350 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +68.67% -20.19%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £154
90th Percentile £384 £350 £371
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +6.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £12.65 £16.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £23.95 £16.00 £17.13
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £19.66 £18.25
% change year-on-year +11.90% +7.73% -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 117 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.97% 20.14% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 68
Merseyside median daily rate £352 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.13% - +87.50%
10th Percentile £120 £240 £143
90th Percentile £540 £571 £493
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 25
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.38 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.41% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.20 £14.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.75 £19.27 £40.00
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 Merseyside

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Liverpool +4 11 £338 -3.57% 3
Wirral - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) SAN
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) SCCM
6 5 (38.46%) Ivanti
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) Citrix
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
6 5 (38.46%) XenApp
7 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
7 4 (30.77%) AppDNA
7 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
7 4 (30.77%) SSL
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco
8 3 (23.08%) DHCP
8 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
8 3 (23.08%) WSUS
8 3 (23.08%) Facilities Management
8 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) DMZ
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Intranet
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) ICT Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Senior ICT Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Facilities Management
3 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
3 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.69%) Server Building
4 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (38.46%) XenApp
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) AppDNA
3 3 (23.08%) WSUS
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
5 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
5 1 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) Ivanti
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft