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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 4 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.39% 16.67% 86.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 25.00% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £513 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +33.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £430 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £543 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 42.86% 66.67% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 14
Average daily rate £336 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £545 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
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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 25 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
1 27 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
3 21 (77.78%) SC Cleared
4 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 14 (51.85%) Windows XP
6 12 (44.44%) VMware
7 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
7 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
8 10 (37.04%) Change Management
9 9 (33.33%) SQL
9 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
10 8 (29.63%) PDA
10 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
10 8 (29.63%) Citrix
11 7 (25.93%) AIX
11 7 (25.93%) TestDirector
11 7 (25.93%) McAfee
11 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
11 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
12 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (22.22%) MCTS
12 6 (22.22%) MCITP
12 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (22.22%) Veritas
12 6 (22.22%) Netcool
12 6 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.70%) Lync
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
2 5 (18.52%) X.500
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) Junos
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) TestDirector
2 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
3 2 (7.41%) StarTeam
4 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Build Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) PDA
2 6 (22.22%) Clustering
3 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (11.11%) Replication
5 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
1 27 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (51.85%) Windows XP
3 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Change Management
2 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Time Management
8 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) Network Management
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) Korn
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 21 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (22.22%) MCTS
4 6 (22.22%) MCITP
4 6 (22.22%) MCSE
4 6 (22.22%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Netcool
1 6 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (18.52%) MIIS
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
5 6 (22.22%) Veritas
6 5 (18.52%) HP
7 3 (11.11%) Altiris
8 2 (7.41%) Borland
9 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.70%) Juniper
9 1 (3.70%) CA
9 1 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco
9 1 (3.70%) IBM
9 1 (3.70%) Crossbeam
9 1 (3.70%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.70%) F5
9 1 (3.70%) ArcSight