The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 34 6
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.48% 1.07% 12.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 8.82% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate £248 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.26% 12.10% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +15 3 £380 - 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
5 3 (37.50%) VLE
5 3 (37.50%) Altiris
5 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
5 3 (37.50%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (37.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (37.50%) CommVault
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Dell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCITP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Altiris
4 3 (37.50%) CommVault
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Business Objects
5 2 (25.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix