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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.49% 8.37% 7.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.59% 22.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
79 80 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.78% 37.21% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 9
Average daily rate £388 £323 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +21.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
6 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) MS Project

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
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