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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank - 29 18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 5.37% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 18.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £223 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
18 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.59% 29.27% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Average daily rate £469 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.06 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.89% +17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £18.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £43.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Installations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell