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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 20.55% 17.09% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 39.22% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 1
Average daily rate £388 £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
66 51 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 45.21% 43.59% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 11
Average daily rate £335 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.73% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 46 (79.31%) Active Directory
3 44 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (74.14%) VMware
4 43 (74.14%) Hyper-V
5 41 (70.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (70.69%) MCSA
6 40 (68.97%) SQL
7 38 (65.52%) Veritas
7 38 (65.52%) Clustering
8 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
9 35 (60.34%) Citrix
10 33 (56.90%) TestDirector
10 33 (56.90%) Change Management
10 33 (56.90%) Software Testing
11 32 (55.17%) MCTS
11 32 (55.17%) MCITP
11 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
11 32 (55.17%) HP UFT
11 32 (55.17%) WinRunner
11 32 (55.17%) MCSE
11 32 (55.17%) Windows XP
11 32 (55.17%) Test Automation
11 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
11 32 (55.17%) HP Quality Center
12 31 (53.45%) McAfee ePO
12 31 (53.45%) AIX
12 31 (53.45%) Netcool
12 31 (53.45%) Intel Security

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (17.24%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.90%) Live Communications Server
3 4 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) DNS
2 13 (22.41%) SAN
3 9 (15.52%) DHCP
4 5 (8.62%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (56.90%) TestDirector
2 32 (55.17%) HP UFT
2 32 (55.17%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Analyst
1 24 (41.38%) Test Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Lync Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Veritas Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Lync Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) CSS
1 4 (6.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (65.52%) Clustering
2 29 (50.00%) PDA
3 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.62%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 32 (55.17%) Windows XP
4 31 (53.45%) AIX
5 19 (32.76%) Windows Server
6 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) Change Management
1 33 (56.90%) Software Testing
2 32 (55.17%) Test Automation
3 28 (48.28%) Test Scripting
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.62%) Records Management
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (68.97%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) MCSA
1 41 (70.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
3 32 (55.17%) MCITP
3 32 (55.17%) MCSE
3 32 (55.17%) MCTS
3 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
4 26 (44.83%) ISTQB
5 8 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 46 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 43 (74.14%) Hyper-V
3 31 (53.45%) VMware ESX
4 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (12.07%) vSphere
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (6.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (55.17%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (53.45%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (53.45%) Netcool
3 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 46 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 43 (74.14%) VMware
3 38 (65.52%) Veritas
4 35 (60.34%) Citrix
5 31 (53.45%) Intel Security
6 16 (27.59%) HP
7 7 (12.07%) EMC
8 5 (8.62%) Brocade
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago