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 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 13 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 11.01% 8.22% 22.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.91% 15.38% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
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£325 £483 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £540 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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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
43 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.45% 53.42% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 15
Average daily rate £325 £358 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £264 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
4 16 (61.54%) Windows XP
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 15 (57.69%) VMware
5 15 (57.69%) PDA
6 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
6 14 (53.85%) McAfee
6 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
6 14 (53.85%) SQL
7 12 (46.15%) TestDirector
7 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
7 12 (46.15%) Change Management
7 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
8 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
8 11 (42.31%) MCITP
8 11 (42.31%) Clustering
8 11 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (42.31%) Veritas
8 11 (42.31%) WinRunner
8 11 (42.31%) MCSA
9 10 (38.46%) AIX
9 10 (38.46%) MCSE
9 10 (38.46%) Citrix
9 10 (38.46%) MCTS
9 10 (38.46%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
3 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security
3 4 (15.38%) Junos
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) TestDirector
2 11 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (42.31%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.85%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.85%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) PDA
2 11 (42.31%) Clustering
3 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
4 4 (15.38%) Replication
5 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.85%) iSeries
6 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
4 16 (61.54%) Windows XP
5 10 (38.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Change Management
1 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
1 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
4 4 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Service Management
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) Network Management
4 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (42.31%) MCSA
4 11 (42.31%) MCITP
5 10 (38.46%) MCSE
5 10 (38.46%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
1 4 (15.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
2 10 (38.46%) VMware ESX
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (23.08%) vSphere
5 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Netcool
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (38.46%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) McAfee
3 11 (42.31%) Veritas
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) EMC
7 4 (15.38%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 4 (15.38%) Crossbeam
7 4 (15.38%) TippingPoint
7 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
7 4 (15.38%) F5
8 3 (11.54%) Altiris
9 1 (3.85%) Brocade
9 1 (3.85%) Symantec
9 1 (3.85%) Borland
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp