Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 133 100
Rank change year-on-year -27 -33 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 48 74 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 1.37% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 7.01% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 66
North West median daily rate £310 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - +30.00%
10th Percentile £204 £112 £182
90th Percentile £388 £475 £417
England median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +13.85% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 11
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +11.90% +12.34%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.08 £15.50
90th Percentile £21.00 £42.40 £23.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £21.47
% change year-on-year -13.33% +4.82% +19.25%

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 1,237 1,055 1,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.86% 19.58% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 649 840
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £175 £178
90th Percentile £559 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 104 72
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +7.59% -5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £40.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -13 26 £213 -39.29% 25
Cheshire +6 16 £360 -10.00% 14
Merseyside -13 5 £246 -27.04% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Windows Server
3 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 21 (43.75%) VMware
6 19 (39.58%) Office 365
7 16 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
10 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 11 (22.92%) LAN
11 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (20.83%) ITIL
12 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
14 8 (16.67%) vSphere
15 7 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (14.58%) SQL
15 7 (14.58%) DNS
15 7 (14.58%) Clustering
15 7 (14.58%) Information Security
16 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (12.50%) SAN

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 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (8.33%) IIS
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
8 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Office 365
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) LAN
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) SAN
4 5 (10.42%) WAN
5 4 (8.33%) DHCP
6 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.17%) NAS
7 2 (4.17%) VSAN
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.08%) Firewall
8 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.08%) Skype
8 1 (2.08%) SMTP
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (8.33%) Local Government
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Windows Server
3 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
6 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.42%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (20.83%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (14.58%) Information Security
4 6 (12.50%) High Availability
5 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Patch Management
5 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.33%) Server Management
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.17%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) MCTS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.08%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.67%) vSphere
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.25%) XenApp
7 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (4.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 4 (8.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.08%) Foglight
5 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 21 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (12.50%) Meraki
2 6 (12.50%) Veeam
3 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (8.33%) McAfee
5 3 (6.25%) NetApp
6 2 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Altiris
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.08%) IronPort
7 1 (2.08%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec