Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 111 105
Rank change year-on-year -32 -6 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 77 82 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.50% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.78% 7.47% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 69
North West median daily rate £258 £314 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -7.11% +14.89%
10th Percentile £103 £222 £212
90th Percentile £399 £445 £478
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 29
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.13 £41.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -

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 1,136 1,098 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.51% 20.10% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 695 919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £151 £200 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 97 114
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £40.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.97
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.59% +4.75%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Cheshire -8 33 £343 +14.17% 5
Manchester -22 32 £250 -27.54% 33
Merseyside +4 4 £163 -46.72% 3
Cumbria -4 4 £250 -37.58% 1
Lancashire -5 2 - - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (74.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (67.53%) Windows Server
4 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 42 (54.55%) VMware
5 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
6 35 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
8 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
9 26 (33.77%) SQL
9 26 (33.77%) LAN
9 26 (33.77%) Citrix
10 25 (32.47%) WAN
11 23 (29.87%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (28.57%) HP
13 21 (27.27%) Migration
13 21 (27.27%) XenApp
13 21 (27.27%) SCCM
14 17 (22.08%) SAN
15 16 (20.78%) ITIL
16 14 (18.18%) IIS
16 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
16 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (16.88%) Software Deployment
17 13 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
18 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (15.58%) Time Management
18 12 (15.58%) DNS

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 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 14 (18.18%) IIS
1 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.39%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Office 365
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) LAN
2 25 (32.47%) WAN
3 17 (22.08%) SAN
4 12 (15.58%) DNS
4 12 (15.58%) IPsec
5 11 (14.29%) DHCP
6 10 (12.99%) NAS
7 9 (11.69%) DMZ
7 9 (11.69%) Ethernet
7 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.49%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (5.19%) VPN
10 3 (3.90%) Firewall
10 3 (3.90%) Skype
10 3 (3.90%) VLAN
10 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.60%) ATM
11 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
11 2 (2.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MSI
2 2 (2.60%) Hudson
2 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (12.99%) Local Government
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Server Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.49%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) EPoS
4 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (74.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (67.53%) Windows Server
4 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
6 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.49%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Migration
2 16 (20.78%) ITIL
3 13 (16.88%) Software Deployment
4 12 (15.58%) Time Management
5 11 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 11 (14.29%) Server Building
6 10 (12.99%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.69%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (10.39%) Software Distribution
9 7 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.19%) Decision-Making
11 4 (5.19%) High Availability
11 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (3.90%) Network Virtualisation
12 3 (3.90%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) VBScript
4 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) VBA
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) C#
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby
6 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) CCNA
1 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) MCSE
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 35 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (29.87%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (27.27%) XenApp
5 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
6 9 (11.69%) vSphere
7 6 (7.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (7.79%) Docker
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (3.90%) XenServer
10 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.30%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (10.39%) SCOM
4 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.79%) WSUS
5 4 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.19%) SmoothWall
6 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.90%) HP SIM
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.90%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.90%) vMotion
7 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 42 (54.55%) VMware
2 26 (33.77%) Citrix
3 22 (28.57%) HP
4 11 (14.29%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) Symantec
6 8 (10.39%) Avaya
7 6 (7.79%) McAfee
8 4 (5.19%) Ivanti
9 3 (3.90%) Altiris
9 3 (3.90%) IBM
10 2 (2.60%) Apple
10 2 (2.60%) arcserve
10 2 (2.60%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.60%) Veeam
11 1 (1.30%) Capita
11 1 (1.30%) New Relic
11 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.30%) Twitter