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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.03% 2.56% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.62% 7.14% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
Windows Server 2008
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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
52 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.94% 35.90% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 17
Average daily rate £250 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £13.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) WMI
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (40.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OOP
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WMI
1 2 (40.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco