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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.91% 6.49% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.48% 15.38% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £174 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.40% 42.21% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 6 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 24 April 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 April 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 15 (68.18%) Citrix
4 15 (68.18%) VMware
5 12 (54.55%) Local Government
5 12 (54.55%) LAN
5 12 (54.55%) WAN
5 12 (54.55%) SCOM
6 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
7 10 (45.45%) DHCP
7 10 (45.45%) ITIL
8 9 (40.91%) DNS
9 8 (36.36%) Migration
9 8 (36.36%) SCCM
9 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (31.82%) XenApp
10 7 (31.82%) Clustering
10 7 (31.82%) SAN
11 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 6 (27.27%) IIS
12 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 5 (22.73%) PKI
12 5 (22.73%) VLAN
12 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
13 4 (18.18%) HP
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco
13 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) LAN
1 12 (54.55%) WAN
2 10 (45.45%) DHCP
3 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 7 (31.82%) SAN
5 5 (22.73%) VLAN
5 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (4.55%) SSH
7 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (54.55%) Local Government
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) CESG
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.09%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Security Management
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) LINC
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (31.82%) XenApp
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) SCOM
2 8 (36.36%) SCCM
3 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Citrix
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
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