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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.47% 7.56% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 28.89% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £309 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £36.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +8.97%
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
48 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.53% 26.16% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) DHCP
4 15 (55.56%) VMware
5 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 13 (48.15%) SCOM
5 13 (48.15%) Hyper-V
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
6 12 (44.44%) ITIL
7 11 (40.74%) SCCM
8 10 (37.04%) LAN
8 10 (37.04%) WAN
8 10 (37.04%) Clustering
9 9 (33.33%) Local Government
9 9 (33.33%) SAN
10 8 (29.63%) Migration
11 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
12 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (22.22%) XenApp
13 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
13 5 (18.52%) vSphere
13 5 (18.52%) PKI
13 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
13 5 (18.52%) IIS
14 4 (14.81%) Cisco
14 4 (14.81%) HP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (18.52%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DHCP
2 12 (44.44%) DNS
3 10 (37.04%) LAN
3 10 (37.04%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) SAN
5 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) Firewall
8 1 (3.70%) SSH
8 1 (3.70%) SMTP
8 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Server Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Clustering
2 5 (18.52%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (48.15%) Hyper-V
3 6 (22.22%) XenApp
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (18.52%) vSphere
5 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) SCOM
2 11 (40.74%) SCCM
3 4 (14.81%) SCVMM
4 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.70%) WSUS
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) McAfee
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Remedy
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp