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 28 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 28 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.65% 4.22% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.84% 20.00% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £158 £325 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.53% +41.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £325 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £325 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £300
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% -22.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -17.85% +12.87%  

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 76 70 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.42% 21.08% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 35
Median daily rate £363 £350 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +62.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 9 £158 -51.53% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server
3 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
6 8 (44.44%) Citrix
6 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (44.44%) Office 365
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (22.22%) NAS
8 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) NetApp
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (16.67%) SAN
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (16.67%) SCCM
9 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) SUSE
9 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
9 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring

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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) NAS
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Broadband
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server
3 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (16.67%) SUSE
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
1 2 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Security Patching
2 1 (5.56%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
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