Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 131 119
Rank change year-on-year -16 -12 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 66 76 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.31% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.40% 6.40% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 67
North West median daily rate £320 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% +27.45%
10th Percentile £119 £162 £184
90th Percentile £400 £475 £443
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 20
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.61% -
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.03 £13.34
90th Percentile £83.25 £154.48 £40.08
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% -3.35% +11.11%

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 1,222 1,188 1,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.97% 20.51% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 721 923
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £133 £185 £213
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 100 100
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.06 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.26% +12.01% -4.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.85%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +1 28 £360 +20.00% 8
Manchester -23 26 £210 -40.00% 25
Merseyside +7 6 £163 -50.00%
Cumbria -7 2 £225 -50.00%
Lancashire -11 1 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (74.24%) Windows Server
3 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
4 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (43.94%) VMware
6 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 24 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 19 (28.79%) LAN
9 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (27.27%) Windows 7
10 18 (27.27%) Office 365
10 18 (27.27%) Citrix
10 18 (27.27%) WAN
10 18 (27.27%) DNS
11 17 (25.76%) Windows 10
12 15 (22.73%) SQL
12 15 (22.73%) ITIL
12 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (21.21%) SAN
14 13 (19.70%) DHCP
15 12 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
17 10 (15.15%) XenApp
17 10 (15.15%) SCCM
17 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving

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 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (10.61%) IIS
6 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.27%) Office 365
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.55%) IaaS
6 1 (1.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) LAN
2 18 (27.27%) DNS
2 18 (27.27%) WAN
3 14 (21.21%) SAN
4 13 (19.70%) DHCP
5 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.09%) NAS
7 4 (6.06%) DMZ
7 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.06%) IPsec
8 3 (4.55%) Firewall
8 3 (4.55%) Skype
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.03%) VoIP
9 2 (3.03%) VPN
9 2 (3.03%) VSAN
10 1 (1.52%) ATM
10 1 (1.52%) SMTP
10 1 (1.52%) SSL
10 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Hudson
General
1 4 (6.06%) Local Government
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Administrator
3 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) IT Support
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) DBA
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Fat Client
1 8 (12.12%) Thin Client
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) EPoS
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (74.24%) Windows Server
3 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 17 (25.76%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 15 (22.73%) ITIL
2 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (12.12%) Migration
4 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.58%) High Availability
5 5 (7.58%) Software Deployment
6 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Software Distribution
6 4 (6.06%) Time Management
7 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) C
4 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.09%) MCSE
3 4 (6.06%) CCNA
3 4 (6.06%) MCITP
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.03%) MCTS
6 1 (1.52%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) GDPR
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 24 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (15.15%) XenApp
6 4 (6.06%) XenServer
7 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.52%) Docker
9 1 (1.52%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) WSUS
3 6 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.55%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) SCOM
7 1 (1.52%) Foglight
7 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.52%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) VMware
2 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 18 (27.27%) Citrix
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco
6 6 (9.09%) McAfee
7 5 (7.58%) Clearswift
7 5 (7.58%) Symantec
7 5 (7.58%) Teradici
8 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.55%) Avaya
9 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.55%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) Apple
10 2 (3.03%) arcserve
10 2 (3.03%) IBM
10 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
10 2 (3.03%) Kaspersky
10 2 (3.03%) Meraki
10 2 (3.03%) Veeam