Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 104 97
Rank change year-on-year -24 -7 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 75 128 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.88% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.58% 8.94% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 63 86
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £113 £182 £157
90th Percentile £453 £436 £444
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £11.10 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £118.45 £41.05 £22.50
England median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +20.00% -12.50%

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 1139 1432 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.86% 21.00% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 920 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
10th Percentile £158 £187 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 91 185
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -6 33 £261 -13.64% 21
Cheshire -6 16 £300 -16.67% 13
Merseyside +5 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Lancashire +3 8 £140 -63.16% 5
Cumbria -2 4 £450 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (90.67%) Windows Server
3 52 (69.33%) Active Directory
4 51 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (52.00%) VMware
6 33 (44.00%) DNS
7 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
8 29 (38.67%) MS Exchange
9 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (32.00%) DHCP
11 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (28.00%) Windows 7
12 21 (28.00%) Citrix
12 21 (28.00%) ITIL
13 20 (26.67%) LAN
13 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (26.67%) Office 365
14 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (18.67%) Cisco
15 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (18.67%) PowerShell
15 14 (18.67%) SCCM
16 13 (17.33%) Hyper-V
16 13 (17.33%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (17.33%) WAN
16 13 (17.33%) SAN
17 11 (14.67%) Firewall
18 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
19 9 (12.00%) NAS
19 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared

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 29 (38.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
4 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.33%) Apache
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.33%) PegaRULES
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Office 365
2 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.00%) DNS
2 24 (32.00%) DHCP
3 20 (26.67%) LAN
4 13 (17.33%) SAN
4 13 (17.33%) WAN
5 11 (14.67%) Firewall
6 9 (12.00%) NAS
6 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (9.33%) VoIP
8 7 (9.33%) VPN
9 6 (8.00%) ADSL
9 6 (8.00%) VLAN
10 5 (6.67%) NetScaler
11 4 (5.33%) 3G
11 4 (5.33%) 4G
11 4 (5.33%) ISDN
11 4 (5.33%) Junos
11 4 (5.33%) SSL
11 4 (5.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) FxCop
1 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.33%) T4 Templates
1 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Local Government
2 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.67%) Publishing
2 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) Server Engineer
2 7 (9.33%) Analyst
2 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support
3 6 (8.00%) Administrator
3 6 (8.00%) Consultant
3 6 (8.00%) Exchange Support
3 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) IT Technician
4 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.33%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (5.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) IT Support
5 4 (5.33%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (5.33%) Server Support
5 4 (5.33%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) ICT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) .NET
1 4 (5.33%) XML
1 4 (5.33%) XML Messaging
2 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Replication
2 5 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.33%) CMDB
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Clustering
5 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) BYOD
6 1 (1.33%) CESG
6 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.33%) DataPower
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Life Science
6 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (90.67%) Windows Server
3 51 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.33%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.33%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) Android
10 1 (1.33%) Unix
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) Change Management
2 6 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (6.67%) Line Management
4 4 (5.33%) Break/Fix
4 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
4 4 (5.33%) Facilities Management
4 4 (5.33%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (5.33%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Presales
4 4 (5.33%) Project Management
4 4 (5.33%) Runbook
5 3 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.00%) Service Management
5 3 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) VBScript
4 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) DBS Check
4 4 (5.33%) CCNA
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.33%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.33%) MCP
5 3 (4.00%) CCIE
5 3 (4.00%) CCNP
5 3 (4.00%) MCITP
5 3 (4.00%) MCSA
5 3 (4.00%) MCSE
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 52 (69.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (17.33%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (10.67%) XenApp
5 7 (9.33%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.67%) vSphere
8 1 (1.33%) iptables
8 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) AppDNA
2 4 (5.33%) WSUS
3 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.67%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.33%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.33%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.33%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) VMware
2 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.00%) Citrix
4 14 (18.67%) Cisco
5 9 (12.00%) HP
6 7 (9.33%) Symantec
7 6 (8.00%) Apple
7 6 (8.00%) Juniper
7 6 (8.00%) Oracle
8 5 (6.67%) Dell
8 5 (6.67%) Veeam
9 4 (5.33%) AppSense
9 4 (5.33%) Avaya
9 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.33%) IFS
10 3 (4.00%) SonicWALL
10 3 (4.00%) Synology
10 3 (4.00%) webMethods
11 2 (2.67%) McAfee
11 2 (2.67%) Polycom