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 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 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 13.24% 33.33% 80.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.96% 41.18% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 16
Average daily rate
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£332 £353 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £323 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £374 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £309 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +8.97%
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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
53 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 38.97% 80.95% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 14 17
Average daily rate £336 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
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
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 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
3 26 (83.87%) SC Cleared
4 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
5 20 (64.52%) VMware
6 16 (51.61%) SQL
7 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
8 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (38.71%) HP
9 12 (38.71%) MS Office
10 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
10 11 (35.48%) DHCP
10 11 (35.48%) DNS
10 11 (35.48%) Replication
10 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (32.26%) Change Management
11 10 (32.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (32.26%) MS Project
11 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
12 9 (29.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (29.03%) Altiris
12 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
12 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
12 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
13 8 (25.81%) PDA
13 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
13 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
14 7 (22.58%) TestDirector

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
1 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 10 (32.26%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DHCP
1 11 (35.48%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) X.500
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Junos
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) TestDirector
2 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (19.35%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Build Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Replication
1 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (25.81%) PDA
3 6 (19.35%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (19.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Change Management
2 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) Network Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 26 (83.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (19.35%) MCTS
4 6 (19.35%) MCITP
4 6 (19.35%) MCSE
4 6 (19.35%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
4 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.90%) vSphere
6 2 (6.45%) vCloud
7 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (29.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (19.35%) Netcool
3 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (16.13%) MIIS
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) Altiris
5 7 (22.58%) McAfee
6 6 (19.35%) Veritas
6 6 (19.35%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Dell
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) CA
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.23%) TippingPoint
8 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.23%) F5