The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.84% 8.53% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.69% 23.08% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
Windows Server 2008
Cheshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 78 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.23% 36.97% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £225 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £388 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
5 9 (47.37%) SCCM
5 9 (47.37%) SCOM
6 8 (42.11%) Clustering
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (36.84%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
8 6 (31.58%) Local Government
9 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) XenApp
10 4 (21.05%) vSphere
10 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
10 4 (21.05%) HP
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
11 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
11 3 (15.79%) VLAN
11 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DHCP
2 9 (47.37%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) SAN
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 1 (5.26%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (31.58%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (26.32%) XenApp
4 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) vSphere
5 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (5.26%) Firmware
7 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
1 9 (47.37%) SCOM
2 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Remedy
6 2 (10.53%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp