Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.99% 2.96% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.38% 13.21% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Merseyside median daily rate £163 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -7.14% +59.09%
North West median daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -6.15% - +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £18.50 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.01% -4.40%
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year -30.00% +1.73% +19.73%

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 93 106 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.45% 22.41% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 60 74
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £361 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% -5.25% +22.00%
10th Percentile £127 £119 £216
90th Percentile £552 £539 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -14.30% +1.13%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.10 £12.48
90th Percentile £17.55 £20.50 £18.97
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Merseyside over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 10 December 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
Wirral -1 4 £163 -
Liverpool -11 1 £575 +76.92% 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) B2C
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) VSAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) B2C
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware