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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 87 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 20.28% 20.99% 7.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.03% 53.13% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 10 7
Median daily rate £340 £339 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.36% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £266 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.75 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
185 32 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 43.12% 39.51% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 22 37
Median daily rate £321 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (82.05%) Active Directory
3 90 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 81 (69.23%) Security Cleared
5 77 (65.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (64.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (60.68%) Windows Server
8 70 (59.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (59.83%) SQL
8 70 (59.83%) PowerShell
9 63 (53.85%) SC Cleared
10 57 (48.72%) VMware
11 52 (44.44%) Hyper-V
11 52 (44.44%) Citrix
12 50 (42.74%) MCSE
13 48 (41.03%) MCSA
14 45 (38.46%) HP
15 43 (36.75%) ITIL
16 42 (35.90%) MS Excel
17 41 (35.04%) DNS
18 38 (32.48%) SQL Server
19 37 (31.62%) Windows XP
20 36 (30.77%) DHCP
20 36 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (29.91%) AIX
21 35 (29.91%) Netcool
22 33 (28.21%) Clustering
23 32 (27.35%) SAN
24 31 (26.50%) WinRunner
24 31 (26.50%) TestDirector

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 (26.50%) OpenStack
2 30 (25.64%) SharePoint
3 29 (24.79%) MS Exchange
4 27 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (20.51%) Skype for Business
6 19 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (5.13%) IIS
8 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.42%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (35.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (35.04%) DNS
2 36 (30.77%) DHCP
3 32 (27.35%) SAN
4 20 (17.09%) Skype
5 5 (4.27%) SMTP
5 5 (4.27%) WAN
6 4 (3.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (32.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (26.50%) HP UFT
1 31 (26.50%) TestDirector
1 31 (26.50%) WinRunner
2 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 20 (17.09%) Analyst
1 20 (17.09%) Test Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (11.97%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Messaging Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Administrator
6 7 (5.98%) Wintel Specialist
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Specialist
8 5 (4.27%) Consultant
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Tester
9 4 (3.42%) Lync Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Monitoring Specialist
9 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) CSS
2 7 (5.98%) Regular Expression
3 6 (5.13%) jQuery
3 6 (5.13%) XML
3 6 (5.13%) XSLT
4 5 (4.27%) .NET
5 4 (3.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.21%) Clustering
2 26 (22.22%) PDA
3 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (14.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (9.40%) PKI
6 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.42%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (65.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 76 (64.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (60.68%) Windows Server
5 37 (31.62%) Windows XP
6 35 (29.91%) AIX
7 30 (25.64%) Windows 7
8 11 (9.40%) Linux
9 7 (5.98%) HPUX
9 7 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) ITIL
2 31 (26.50%) Test Automation
3 30 (25.64%) Change Management
3 30 (25.64%) Software Testing
4 29 (24.79%) Migration
5 26 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.26%) High Availability
8 10 (8.55%) Conflict Management
8 10 (8.55%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.84%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.98%) Records Management
10 7 (5.98%) Release Management
10 7 (5.98%) Service Management
11 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (3.42%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (3.42%) Workflow
12 3 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (1.71%) Information Security
14 1 (0.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (59.83%) PowerShell
1 70 (59.83%) SQL
2 24 (20.51%) VBScript
3 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.98%) Bourne shell
4 7 (5.98%) Java
4 7 (5.98%) Korn
4 7 (5.98%) Perl
5 5 (4.27%) C#
6 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 70 (59.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 50 (42.74%) MCSE
5 48 (41.03%) MCSA
6 30 (25.64%) MCITP
6 30 (25.64%) MCTS
7 26 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 17 (14.53%) Degree
9 16 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (5.13%) CISSP
11 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 96 (82.05%) Active Directory
2 52 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 36 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (23.93%) VMware ESX
5 15 (12.82%) vSphere
6 14 (11.97%) Terminal Services
6 14 (11.97%) XenApp
7 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (29.91%) Netcool
2 30 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (23.93%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (10.26%) SCOM
5 7 (5.98%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.27%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (4.27%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (4.27%) SCCM
6 5 (4.27%) SCVMM
6 5 (4.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (4.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 57 (48.72%) VMware
3 52 (44.44%) Citrix
4 45 (38.46%) HP
5 30 (25.64%) Veritas
6 29 (24.79%) Intel Security
7 14 (11.97%) IronPort
8 11 (9.40%) CA
8 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.98%) IBM
10 5 (4.27%) arcserve
10 5 (4.27%) Lumension
10 5 (4.27%) Symantec
11 4 (3.42%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.42%) AppSense
11 4 (3.42%) Brocade
11 4 (3.42%) Nintex