Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 121 104
Rank change year-on-year -39 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 81 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 1.41% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 7.09% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 61 67
North West median daily rate £318 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -7.69% +28.71%
10th Percentile £151 £135 £183
90th Percentile £394 £450 £433
England median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 17
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.10 £13.75
90th Percentile £21.63 £118.45 £41.05
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.47% -7.95% +20.00%

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 1,287 1,142 1,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.66% 19.92% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 703 932
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £140 £161 £198
90th Percentile £538 £549 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 98 93
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -7.26%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.83 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 -14 28 £325 - 34
Cheshire -2 20 £349 +16.25% 4
Merseyside -8 5 £163 -50.00% 7
Cumbria -5 1 £225 -50.00%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 33 (58.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (48.21%) VMware
6 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
7 22 (39.29%) Office 365
8 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
10 18 (32.14%) MS Exchange
11 17 (30.36%) Windows 10
12 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
13 15 (26.79%) DNS
13 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (23.21%) SQL
16 12 (21.43%) LAN
16 12 (21.43%) WAN
16 12 (21.43%) DHCP
17 11 (19.64%) ITIL
17 11 (19.64%) Citrix
18 10 (17.86%) SAN
18 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
19 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
19 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
20 8 (14.29%) Cisco
20 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

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 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (7.14%) IIS
7 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (39.29%) Office 365
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) DHCP
2 12 (21.43%) LAN
2 12 (21.43%) WAN
3 10 (17.86%) SAN
4 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.36%) Firewall
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.57%) NAS
6 2 (3.57%) VoIP
6 2 (3.57%) VPN
6 2 (3.57%) VSAN
7 1 (1.79%) ATM
7 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.79%) Skype
7 1 (1.79%) SMTP
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 3 (5.36%) Local Government
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) SharePoint Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) IT Support
7 2 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Clustering
1 7 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 7 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) EPoS
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 33 (58.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (33.93%) Windows 7
5 17 (30.36%) Windows 10
6 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.36%) Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (19.64%) ITIL
3 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.71%) Patch Management
6 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) High Availability
6 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.14%) Server Management
7 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Change Management
8 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) MCSE
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) MCITP
4 4 (7.14%) MCSA
4 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) CCNA
5 3 (5.36%) CCNP
5 3 (5.36%) MCTS
6 1 (1.79%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (10.71%) XenApp
6 3 (5.36%) XenServer
7 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.57%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.57%) vSphere
7 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) SCCM
2 6 (10.71%) vCenter Server
2 6 (10.71%) WSUS
3 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Foglight
5 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) VMware
2 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) Citrix
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 6 (10.71%) McAfee
6 5 (8.93%) Clearswift
6 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.93%) Teradici
7 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
8 2 (3.57%) arcserve
8 2 (3.57%) Avaya
8 2 (3.57%) HP
8 2 (3.57%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.57%) Meraki
8 2 (3.57%) Veeam
9 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) IronPort
9 1 (1.79%) TippingPoint