Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 111 107
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4 -48
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 107 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.82% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.83% 8.86% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 69
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £121 £184 £159
90th Percentile £475 £414 £443
England median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 31
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00% +19.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.65 £14.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £21.55 £40.75
England median hourly rate £16.75 £19.77 £18.63
% change year-on-year -15.26% +6.13% -6.88%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,040 1,208 1,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.65% 20.58% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 817 870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £200
90th Percentile £563 £550 £513
England median daily rate £428 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 73 178
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +18.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Manchester +2 37 £338 +3.85% 30
Cheshire -9 13 £280 +5.66% 18
Merseyside +6 9 £325 -7.14% 6
Lancashire +4 8 £100 -75.61% 2
Cumbria -2 4 £263 -34.54%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 46 (64.79%) VMware
4 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
6 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
7 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (32.39%) PowerShell
10 20 (28.17%) ITIL
11 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
11 19 (26.76%) DNS
12 18 (25.35%) MS Exchange
12 18 (25.35%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (22.54%) Citrix
14 15 (21.13%) HP
15 14 (19.72%) DHCP
15 14 (19.72%) SQL
15 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (18.31%) Cisco
17 12 (16.90%) SCCM
17 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
17 12 (16.90%) Windows 7
17 12 (16.90%) LAN
17 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
18 11 (15.49%) Server Building
18 11 (15.49%) SAN
18 11 (15.49%) Office 365
19 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (14.08%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (25.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.68%) IIS
4 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.04%) Apache
7 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) DNS
2 14 (19.72%) DHCP
3 12 (16.90%) LAN
4 11 (15.49%) SAN
5 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
6 8 (11.27%) VLAN
6 8 (11.27%) WAN
7 5 (7.04%) Firewall
7 5 (7.04%) VPN
8 4 (5.63%) 3G
8 4 (5.63%) 4G
8 4 (5.63%) ADSL
8 4 (5.63%) MPLS
8 4 (5.63%) NAS
8 4 (5.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.23%) FTP
9 3 (4.23%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.82%) EIGRP
10 2 (2.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) MS Access
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MSI
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.23%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.41%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
1 8 (11.27%) Local Government
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Server Engineer
2 6 (8.45%) Architect
2 6 (8.45%) Consultant
3 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (5.63%) Administrator
4 4 (5.63%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Customer Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Support
4 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Customer Support
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) XML Messaging
3 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.23%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) CMDB
2 4 (5.63%) PKI
3 3 (4.23%) Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) EPoS
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
5 12 (16.90%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Unix
9 1 (1.41%) AIX
9 1 (1.41%) CentOS
9 1 (1.41%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Server Building
3 10 (14.08%) Migration
4 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.45%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (7.04%) Break/Fix
7 5 (7.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.63%) Change Management
8 4 (5.63%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (5.63%) Network Management
8 4 (5.63%) Runbook
8 4 (5.63%) Security Hardening
8 4 (5.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.23%) Facilities Management
9 3 (4.23%) High Availability
9 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) PowerShell
2 14 (19.72%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) Python
4 3 (4.23%) VBScript
5 2 (2.82%) VBA
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) CCNA
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) DBS Check
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CCIE
4 2 (2.82%) CCNP
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.82%) JNCIA
4 2 (2.82%) MCITP
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
4 2 (2.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (25.35%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
5 10 (14.08%) vSphere
6 8 (11.27%) XenApp
7 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.82%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.41%) iptables
10 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) WSUS
3 6 (8.45%) SCOM
4 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.23%) HP ALM
4 3 (4.23%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.23%) SmoothWall
4 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.82%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.82%) vMotion
6 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.41%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) VMware
2 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.54%) Citrix
4 15 (21.13%) HP
5 13 (18.31%) Cisco
6 6 (8.45%) Apple
6 6 (8.45%) Oracle
6 6 (8.45%) Symantec
7 5 (7.04%) Avaya
8 4 (5.63%) IFS
9 3 (4.23%) Juniper
9 3 (4.23%) McAfee
9 3 (4.23%) webMethods
10 2 (2.82%) Altiris
10 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.82%) Dell
10 2 (2.82%) EMC
10 2 (2.82%) Lotus
10 2 (2.82%) NetApp
10 2 (2.82%) Nokia