The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 10 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.09% 7.59% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 26.09% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£228 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £22.25 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.35% 29.11% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 11
Average daily rate £238 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £358 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% -26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
Cheshire

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 25 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
4 17 (58.62%) DHCP
4 17 (58.62%) VMware
5 15 (51.72%) Citrix
6 14 (48.28%) DNS
6 14 (48.28%) SCOM
6 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
7 13 (44.83%) SCCM
7 13 (44.83%) ITIL
8 11 (37.93%) LAN
8 11 (37.93%) WAN
9 10 (34.48%) Clustering
9 10 (34.48%) Migration
9 10 (34.48%) Local Government
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
10 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 7 (24.14%) SAN
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) XenApp
11 6 (20.69%) VLAN
12 5 (17.24%) SCVMM
12 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.24%) HP
12 5 (17.24%) IIS
13 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (17.24%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) DHCP
2 14 (48.28%) DNS
3 11 (37.93%) LAN
3 11 (37.93%) WAN
4 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (24.14%) SAN
5 6 (20.69%) VLAN
6 2 (6.90%) Firewall
7 1 (3.45%) SSH
7 1 (3.45%) SMTP
7 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (34.48%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Server Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) High Availability
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Security Management
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.45%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) MCP
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.45%) PMP
1 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (20.69%) XenApp
5 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.34%) vSphere
7 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) SCOM
2 13 (44.83%) SCCM
3 5 (17.24%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.45%) WSUS
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) McAfee
6 3 (10.34%) Remedy
7 2 (6.90%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
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