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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 14 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 78 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 17.65% 18.60% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.71% 50.00% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 8 7
Median daily rate £330 £335 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £361 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.61 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% +16.28%
Windows Server 2008
Renfrewshire

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
167 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 37.78% 37.21% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 22 49
Median daily rate £321 £343 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £423 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Erskine region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Erskine region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (80.99%) Active Directory
3 89 (73.55%) Microsoft
4 85 (70.25%) Security Cleared
5 81 (66.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (66.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (60.33%) SQL
7 71 (58.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 71 (58.68%) Windows Server
8 70 (57.85%) PowerShell
9 65 (53.72%) SC Cleared
10 52 (42.98%) VMware
11 51 (42.15%) Citrix
11 51 (42.15%) MCSE
12 49 (40.50%) MCSA
13 48 (39.67%) Hyper-V
14 46 (38.02%) ITIL
14 46 (38.02%) HP
15 44 (36.36%) MS Excel
16 40 (33.06%) DNS
16 40 (33.06%) SQL Server
17 39 (32.23%) Windows XP
18 38 (31.40%) DHCP
19 36 (29.75%) AIX
19 36 (29.75%) Netcool
20 34 (28.10%) SAN
21 33 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (27.27%) Clustering
22 32 (26.45%) Change Management
23 31 (25.62%) Software Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (25.62%) OpenStack
2 29 (23.97%) SharePoint
3 26 (21.49%) MS Exchange
4 25 (20.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (19.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (17.36%) Skype for Business
7 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (12.40%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (4.96%) IIS
9 6 (4.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (4.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (4.96%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.06%) DNS
2 38 (31.40%) DHCP
3 34 (28.10%) SAN
4 19 (15.70%) Skype
5 5 (4.13%) SMTP
6 4 (3.31%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (23.97%) HP UFT
1 29 (23.97%) WinRunner
2 28 (23.14%) TestDirector
3 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.65%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Analyst
1 21 (17.36%) Test Analyst
2 18 (14.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (14.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 15 (12.40%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (5.79%) Administrator
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Specialist
8 5 (4.13%) Monitoring Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.13%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Monitoring Specialist
9 4 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) Regular Expression
2 7 (5.79%) CSS
3 6 (4.96%) jQuery
3 6 (4.96%) XML
3 6 (4.96%) XSLT
4 5 (4.13%) .NET
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.27%) Clustering
2 25 (20.66%) PDA
3 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (14.05%) Computer Science
5 12 (9.92%) PKI
6 5 (4.13%) Cryptography
7 4 (3.31%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (66.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 81 (66.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 71 (58.68%) Windows Server
4 39 (32.23%) Windows XP
5 36 (29.75%) AIX
6 30 (24.79%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.92%) Linux
8 8 (6.61%) HPUX
8 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.61%) Solaris
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.02%) ITIL
2 32 (26.45%) Change Management
3 31 (25.62%) Software Testing
4 29 (23.97%) Test Automation
5 26 (21.49%) Migration
6 25 (20.66%) Test Scripting
7 17 (14.05%) Load Balancing
8 12 (9.92%) High Availability
9 10 (8.26%) Conflict Management
9 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
10 8 (6.61%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.61%) Release Management
10 8 (6.61%) Service Management
11 7 (5.79%) Prototyping
11 7 (5.79%) Records Management
12 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (3.31%) Workflow
13 2 (1.65%) Information Security
13 2 (1.65%) Server Virtualisation
14 1 (0.83%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (60.33%) SQL
2 70 (57.85%) PowerShell
3 27 (22.31%) VBScript
4 8 (6.61%) Bourne shell
4 8 (6.61%) Java
4 8 (6.61%) Korn
4 8 (6.61%) Perl
5 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.13%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (70.25%) Security Cleared
2 71 (58.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (53.72%) SC Cleared
4 51 (42.15%) MCSE
5 49 (40.50%) MCSA
6 30 (24.79%) MCITP
6 30 (24.79%) MCTS
7 28 (23.14%) ISTQB
8 17 (14.05%) Degree
9 16 (13.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (5.79%) CISSP
10 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 98 (80.99%) Active Directory
2 48 (39.67%) Hyper-V
3 33 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (21.49%) VMware ESX
5 16 (13.22%) Terminal Services
5 16 (13.22%) XenApp
6 15 (12.40%) vSphere
7 5 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (29.75%) Netcool
2 28 (23.14%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (23.14%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (10.74%) SCOM
4 8 (6.61%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.96%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (4.13%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (4.13%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (4.13%) SCCM
6 5 (4.13%) SCVMM
6 5 (4.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (4.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (73.55%) Microsoft
2 52 (42.98%) VMware
3 51 (42.15%) Citrix
4 46 (38.02%) HP
5 30 (24.79%) Veritas
6 29 (23.97%) Intel Security
7 14 (11.57%) IronPort
8 12 (9.92%) CA
8 12 (9.92%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.61%) IBM
10 5 (4.13%) arcserve
10 5 (4.13%) Lumension
10 5 (4.13%) Symantec
11 4 (3.31%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.31%) AppSense
11 4 (3.31%) Brocade
11 4 (3.31%) Nintex