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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 5.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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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 Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 29 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.25% 28.43% 54.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 30
Average daily rate £188 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £237 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) DMZ
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (20.00%) Jython
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) DMZ
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Jython
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Sun