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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.30% 6.94% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.22% 20.00% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -4.75%
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
46 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.85% 34.72% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
Average daily rate £400 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £410 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -28.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.91 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) SCOM
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) Local Government
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) Citrix
7 6 (37.50%) SAN
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (31.25%) XenApp
8 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
8 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) Clustering
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (25.00%) vSphere
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco
10 3 (18.75%) HP
10 3 (18.75%) Dell
10 3 (18.75%) VLAN
10 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
11 2 (12.50%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 1 (6.25%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (37.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
6 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCOM
2 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (12.50%) SCVMM
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp