The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 8 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 17.81% 9.29% 41.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.15% 21.31% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 19
Average daily rate
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£343 £324 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% -20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £240 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £350 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 36.99% 43.57% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 52 36
Average daily rate £355 £324 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -13.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £371 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
4 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
5 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
7 13 (44.83%) SQL
7 13 (44.83%) VMware
7 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
8 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (37.93%) HP
8 11 (37.93%) Citrix
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (31.03%) PDA
10 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
10 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
10 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
11 8 (27.59%) DNS
11 8 (27.59%) SAN
11 8 (27.59%) McAfee
12 7 (24.14%) MSI
12 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (24.14%) ITIL
13 6 (20.69%) MCSA
13 6 (20.69%) MS Office
13 6 (20.69%) DHCP
13 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
13 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
13 6 (20.69%) Change Management
13 6 (20.69%) Software Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Lync
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.34%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) DHCP
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) Junos
5 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
6 2 (6.90%) NAS
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MSI
2 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
3 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
3 5 (17.24%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) PDA
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
4 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.24%) AIX
6 4 (13.79%) UNIX
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.34%) Change Control
4 3 (10.34%) Server Building
5 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) REXX
3 2 (6.90%) Tcl
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 19 (65.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (20.69%) MCSA
6 5 (17.24%) MCTS
6 5 (17.24%) MCITP
6 5 (17.24%) MCSE
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
2 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
6 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Netcool
1 5 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (17.24%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.90%) WMI
2 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 11 (37.93%) HP
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) McAfee
5 5 (17.24%) Veritas
5 5 (17.24%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) AppSense
6 3 (10.34%) Crossbeam
6 3 (10.34%) TippingPoint
6 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) EMC
7 2 (6.90%) Altiris
8 1 (3.45%) CA
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec