The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 16 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 Renfrewshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 14 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.53% 36.92% 4.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.28% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 0
Average daily rate £378 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 48 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 49.47% 73.85% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
5 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) Change Management
7 7 (41.18%) Citrix
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
9 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
9 5 (29.41%) McAfee
9 5 (29.41%) SAN
9 5 (29.41%) VBScript
9 5 (29.41%) PDA
9 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
10 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
10 4 (23.53%) StarTeam
10 4 (23.53%) VB
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 4 (23.53%) AIX
10 4 (23.53%) UNIX
10 4 (23.53%) Borland
10 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
10 4 (23.53%) DHCP
10 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (23.53%) Wireless
10 4 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (17.65%) MCTS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) Wireless
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 2 (11.76%) Junos
5 1 (5.88%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
1 4 (23.53%) StarTeam
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PDA
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Cryptography
3 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) VBScript
2 4 (23.53%) VB
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.88%) Korn
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) MCTS
5 3 (17.65%) MCITP
5 3 (17.65%) MCSE
5 3 (17.65%) MCSA
6 2 (11.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (17.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) McAfee
4 4 (23.53%) Borland
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) Veritas
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Crossbeam
6 2 (11.76%) TippingPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) Lumension