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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 10 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 16.33% 11.11% 41.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.03% 23.40% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 22
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£335 £358 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £316 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £496 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

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
39 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.80% 47.47% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 44
Average daily rate £335 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

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 Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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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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
Erskine +6 16 £335 -6.29%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (94.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
3 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
4 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (48.57%) Hyper-V
5 17 (48.57%) McAfee
6 16 (45.71%) SQL
6 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
6 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
7 15 (42.86%) VMware
7 15 (42.86%) PDA
8 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
9 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (34.29%) MCSA
10 12 (34.29%) Change Management
10 12 (34.29%) TestDirector
10 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
11 11 (31.43%) MCITP
11 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
11 11 (31.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (31.43%) WinRunner
11 11 (31.43%) VMware ESX
11 11 (31.43%) Citrix
12 10 (28.57%) HP
12 10 (28.57%) AIX
12 10 (28.57%) MCSE
12 10 (28.57%) MS Office
12 10 (28.57%) Clustering

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.43%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 8 (22.86%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (20.00%) LAN
3 7 (20.00%) WAN
3 7 (20.00%) Junos
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security
5 5 (14.29%) DHCP
5 5 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) TestDirector
2 11 (31.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (31.43%) WinRunner
3 5 (14.29%) MSI
4 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.86%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) PDA
2 10 (28.57%) Clustering
3 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (17.14%) Cryptography
5 3 (8.57%) Replication
5 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) iSeries
6 1 (2.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (94.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
5 10 (28.57%) AIX
6 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Change Management
1 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
1 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
2 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 9 (25.71%) ITIL
4 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (17.14%) Service Management
5 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.14%) Network Management
5 6 (17.14%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Validation
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (2.86%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) REXX
3 2 (5.71%) Tcl
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
1 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (34.29%) MCSA
5 11 (31.43%) MCITP
6 10 (28.57%) MCSE
6 10 (28.57%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) JSP 440
2 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Hyper-V
2 11 (31.43%) VMware ESX
3 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (22.86%) vSphere
5 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Netcool
1 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (17.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (17.14%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) WMI
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) McAfee
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (42.86%) VMware
4 11 (31.43%) Citrix
5 10 (28.57%) HP
5 10 (28.57%) Veritas
6 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (20.00%) Juniper
6 7 (20.00%) EMC
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco
6 7 (20.00%) Crossbeam
6 7 (20.00%) TippingPoint
6 7 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 7 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 7 (20.00%) F5
7 3 (8.57%) Altiris
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
9 1 (2.86%) CA
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya