The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 16 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.97% 5.17% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.90% 13.33% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
42 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.33% 38.79% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 26
Average daily rate £220 £188 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -35.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 5 £220 -42.10%
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) IIS
3 5 (45.45%) VBScript
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) F5
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Lync
6 2 (18.18%) DMZ
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
6 2 (18.18%) WMI

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Lync
4 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) DMZ
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) VBScript
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Jython
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Cognos
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Sun