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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.88% 0.93% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.45% 2.04% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
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
62 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 44.60% 45.79% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 11
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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
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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 -8 3 - - 2
County Down - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 2 (50.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle