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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 3.75% 13.24% 35.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.34% 33.96% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £332 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% -5.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Windows Server 2008
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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
29 53 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 36.25% 38.97% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 14
Average daily rate £338 £336 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (50.00%) HP
4 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) Citrix
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) SAN
6 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) MSI
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) McAfee
9 5 (25.00%) F5
10 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (20.00%) UNIX
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) MS Office
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
11 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.00%) Lync
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.00%) IPv4
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) Junos
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MSI
2 2 (10.00%) WinRunner
2 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (10.00%) PDA
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (15.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) REXX
3 2 (10.00%) Tcl
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCSA
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) MCSE
5 2 (10.00%) MCTS
5 2 (10.00%) MCITP
5 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) WMI
2 2 (10.00%) Netcool
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Citrix
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 5 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) AppSense
5 3 (15.00%) Crossbeam
5 3 (15.00%) TippingPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) CA