The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine 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 18 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 Erskine 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 12.50% 41.07% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.26% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 0
Average daily rate £378 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 46 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 53.75% 82.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Erskine region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
5 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (50.00%) Change Management
7 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
8 5 (35.71%) PDA
8 5 (35.71%) McAfee
8 5 (35.71%) Citrix
8 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 4 (28.57%) SAN
9 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
9 4 (28.57%) AIX
9 4 (28.57%) VBScript
9 4 (28.57%) ITIL
10 3 (21.43%) VB
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
10 3 (21.43%) Netcool
10 3 (21.43%) Veritas
10 3 (21.43%) HP
10 3 (21.43%) MCSE
10 3 (21.43%) MCSA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Junos
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
2 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
3 2 (14.29%) StarTeam
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) PDA
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VBScript
2 3 (21.43%) VB
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MCSA
5 3 (21.43%) MCTS
5 3 (21.43%) MCITP
6 1 (7.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Netcool
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) McAfee
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 2 (14.29%) TippingPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Crossbeam
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Borland
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Lumension