The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.08% 2.86% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.76% 6.82% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£220 £380 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +28.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.50 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -20.90%
Windows Server 2008
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 34.69% 41.90% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 23
Average daily rate £215 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Belfast region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Belfast region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) VBScript
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (25.00%) Lync
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (25.00%) General Ledger

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VBScript
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Jython
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) Sun