The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 11.30% 14.75% 32.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.89% 23.08% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
Average daily rate
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£354 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £312 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £355 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.13% 63.93% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 22
Average daily rate £358 £355 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (96.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (86.21%) SC Cleared
3 25 (86.21%) Security Cleared
4 22 (75.86%) VMware
4 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (68.97%) SQL
6 15 (51.72%) MS Office
6 15 (51.72%) HP
6 15 (51.72%) McAfee
6 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (51.72%) Hyper-V
7 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
7 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
8 11 (37.93%) DHCP
8 11 (37.93%) DNS
8 11 (37.93%) WinRunner
8 11 (37.93%) TestDirector
8 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (37.93%) Change Management
8 11 (37.93%) Veritas
8 11 (37.93%) Clustering
8 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
8 11 (37.93%) PDA
8 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
8 11 (37.93%) Replication
8 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
9 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (34.48%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
1 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (51.72%) MS Office
2 10 (34.48%) MS Project
3 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DHCP
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) SAN
3 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (17.24%) Network Security
3 5 (17.24%) Junos
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) WinRunner
1 11 (37.93%) TestDirector
1 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.45%) StarTeam
2 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Test Engineer
1 8 (27.59%) Build Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Replication
1 11 (37.93%) Clustering
1 11 (37.93%) PDA
2 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.24%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.34%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (96.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
4 10 (34.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Change Management
1 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
1 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
1 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
2 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Management
4 4 (13.79%) Time Management
4 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) SC Cleared
1 25 (86.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) MCSE
2 10 (34.48%) MCSA
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (34.48%) MCTS
2 10 (34.48%) MCITP
2 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
1 5 (17.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (51.72%) Hyper-V
2 10 (34.48%) VMware ESX
3 9 (31.03%) vSphere
4 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Netcool
1 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (34.48%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (31.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (27.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (13.79%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
1 22 (75.86%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) HP
2 15 (51.72%) McAfee
3 11 (37.93%) Veritas
4 10 (34.48%) Citrix
5 8 (27.59%) Altiris
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco
7 5 (17.24%) Juniper
7 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
7 5 (17.24%) Crossbeam
7 5 (17.24%) TippingPoint
7 5 (17.24%) Riverbed
7 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
7 5 (17.24%) F5
8 3 (10.34%) NetApp
8 3 (10.34%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) IBM
9 1 (3.45%) CA