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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 14 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.81% 3.33% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.76% 8.82% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £113 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
34 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.38% 37.78% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 14
Average daily rate £178 £188 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -35.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £104 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 -1 4 £200 - 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) VBScript
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (18.18%) Infoblox
6 2 (18.18%) HP Operations Orchestration

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Lync
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%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
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
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
1 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) OOP
1 2 (18.18%) OO
1 2 (18.18%) ETL
1 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WMI
1 2 (18.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) Cognos
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Infoblox
4 2 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (9.09%) F5