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 3 months to 27 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 93 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 44 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 1.74% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 8.20% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 40
Median daily rate £300 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.34 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.08% -23.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.79 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £20.40 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 645 805 796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.90% 21.21% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 471 420
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 84
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £20.50
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire +23 15 £300 -11.11% 11
Manchester -2 15 £440 +35.38% 13
Merseyside -9 9 £158 -51.53% 4
Lancashire +5 3 £319 -3.40% 2
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (91.57%) Windows Server
3 67 (80.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (79.52%) Active Directory
5 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
5 41 (49.40%) MS Exchange
6 37 (44.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (39.76%) DNS
8 32 (38.55%) VMware
8 32 (38.55%) Office 365
9 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (26.51%) Windows 7
10 22 (26.51%) Citrix
11 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (24.10%) DHCP
13 19 (22.89%) LAN
13 19 (22.89%) ITIL
14 16 (19.28%) WAN
14 16 (19.28%) Cisco
14 16 (19.28%) HP
14 16 (19.28%) Firewall
14 16 (19.28%) SCCM
15 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
15 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (15.66%) MCP
16 13 (15.66%) Windows 10
17 12 (14.46%) Data Centre

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 41 (49.40%) MS Exchange
2 37 (44.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.46%) IIS
4 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.02%) Skype for Business
7 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.61%) Apache
8 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (38.55%) Office 365
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.76%) DNS
2 20 (24.10%) DHCP
3 19 (22.89%) LAN
4 16 (19.28%) Firewall
4 16 (19.28%) WAN
5 12 (14.46%) SAN
6 10 (12.05%) NAS
7 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.23%) VoIP
9 5 (6.02%) VPN
10 4 (4.82%) Internet
10 4 (4.82%) LDAP
10 4 (4.82%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (4.82%) VLAN
10 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.61%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.61%) PPTP
12 2 (2.41%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (7.23%) Local Government
1 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Analyst
2 9 (10.84%) Consultant
3 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.43%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Exchange Support
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) DBA
6 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) IT Support
6 5 (6.02%) IT Technician
6 5 (6.02%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) SQL DBA
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) LAMP
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 7 (8.43%) Replication
3 7 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (7.23%) Life Science
5 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.82%) PKI
6 3 (3.61%) CESG
7 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.20%) BYOD
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (91.57%) Windows Server
3 67 (80.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (26.51%) Windows 7
5 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (15.66%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.23%) Linux
8 5 (6.02%) Unix
9 4 (4.82%) AIX
9 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.82%) SUSE
10 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.41%) CentOS
11 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.20%) Android
12 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) Project Management
4 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (8.43%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (8.43%) Information Security
4 7 (8.43%) Line Management
4 7 (8.43%) Password Management
5 6 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (7.23%) Service Management
6 5 (6.02%) Change Management
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.82%) CRM
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) Information Security Management
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.82%) Presales
7 4 (4.82%) Security Management
8 3 (3.61%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) C++
4 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.66%) MCP
3 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.23%) MCSA
5 5 (6.02%) MCSE
6 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.82%) ISEB
7 3 (3.61%) CCNA
8 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.20%) CCNP
9 1 (1.20%) CCSP
9 1 (1.20%) Degree
9 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (79.52%) Active Directory
2 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.43%) vSphere
5 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.02%) XenApp
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) SCCM
2 7 (8.43%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.23%) SCOM
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.61%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.41%) vMotion
7 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.20%) vRealize
7 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (38.55%) VMware
3 22 (26.51%) Citrix
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco
4 16 (19.28%) HP
5 7 (8.43%) NetApp
5 7 (8.43%) Polycom
5 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.02%) Intel
6 5 (6.02%) IronPort
6 5 (6.02%) Juniper
6 5 (6.02%) RightFax
6 5 (6.02%) Veeam
7 3 (3.61%) Avaya
7 3 (3.61%) Dell
7 3 (3.61%) McAfee
7 3 (3.61%) SonicWALL
7 3 (3.61%) Synology
8 2 (2.41%) EqualLogic
8 2 (2.41%) Google
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