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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 9 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 20.99% 12.79% 44.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.57% 23.40% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 25
Average daily rate
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£339 £358 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £316 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £496 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
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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
35 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 43.21% 54.65% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 49
Average daily rate £353 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £266 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (91.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (72.97%) SC Cleared
3 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
5 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
6 17 (45.95%) McAfee
7 16 (43.24%) VMware
7 16 (43.24%) SQL
7 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
8 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
8 15 (40.54%) PDA
9 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
10 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
10 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
10 12 (32.43%) Citrix
10 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (32.43%) MCSA
10 12 (32.43%) Change Management
10 12 (32.43%) TestDirector
11 11 (29.73%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (29.73%) VMware ESX
11 11 (29.73%) HP
11 11 (29.73%) WinRunner
11 11 (29.73%) MCITP
11 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
12 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (27.03%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (27.03%) MCTS
12 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.81%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) SAN
2 8 (21.62%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) WAN
3 7 (18.92%) LAN
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (18.92%) Junos
4 6 (16.22%) Network Security
5 5 (13.51%) DNS
6 4 (10.81%) DHCP
7 2 (5.41%) NAS
8 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) TestDirector
2 11 (29.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (29.73%) WinRunner
3 7 (18.92%) MSI
4 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Test Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) PDA
2 10 (27.03%) Clustering
3 6 (16.22%) Cryptography
3 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (91.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
4 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
5 10 (27.03%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Change Management
1 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
1 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (21.62%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (16.22%) Network Management
5 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (16.22%) Service Management
5 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.70%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) REXX
3 2 (5.41%) Tcl
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) SC Cleared
1 27 (72.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
3 12 (32.43%) MCSA
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (29.73%) MCITP
5 10 (27.03%) MCSE
5 10 (27.03%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
2 6 (16.22%) QA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
2 11 (29.73%) VMware ESX
3 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (21.62%) vSphere
5 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Netcool
1 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (27.03%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (16.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) WMI
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) McAfee
2 16 (43.24%) VMware
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Citrix
4 11 (29.73%) HP
5 10 (27.03%) Veritas
6 8 (21.62%) F5
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco
7 7 (18.92%) Crossbeam
7 7 (18.92%) TippingPoint
7 7 (18.92%) Riverbed
7 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
7 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
7 7 (18.92%) EMC
7 7 (18.92%) Juniper
8 3 (8.11%) Altiris
9 1 (2.70%) Symantec
9 1 (2.70%) CA