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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.14% 0.82% 7.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 3.28% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £425 £225 £174
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% +29.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
44 61 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.04% 25.00% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 19
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.40 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) VMware ESX
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) VB
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Local Government
6 2 (28.57%) MCSA
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) VB
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware ESX
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) EMC