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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 11.84% 29.63% 75.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 42.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 9
Average daily rate
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£340 £354 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -8.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £292 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £445 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-14.53% +10.25%
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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
60 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.47% 70.37% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 9
Average daily rate £340 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
1 30 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (80.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
5 18 (60.00%) VMware
6 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 14 (46.67%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
8 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (33.33%) MS Office
9 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 10 (33.33%) DHCP
9 10 (33.33%) DNS
9 10 (33.33%) HP
9 10 (33.33%) Change Management
9 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (30.00%) Replication
10 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
10 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
11 8 (26.67%) MS Project
11 8 (26.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (26.67%) Altiris
11 8 (26.67%) PDA
11 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
11 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
12 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
12 7 (23.33%) TestDirector

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
2 8 (26.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DHCP
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) X.500
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Junos
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) TestDirector
2 6 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (20.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Build Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 9 (30.00%) Replication
3 8 (26.67%) PDA
4 6 (20.00%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
1 30 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Change Management
2 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.33%) Network Management
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (20.00%) MCTS
4 6 (20.00%) MCITP
4 6 (20.00%) MCSE
4 6 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (26.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (20.00%) Netcool
3 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (16.67%) MIIS
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (60.00%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (26.67%) Altiris
5 7 (23.33%) McAfee
6 6 (20.00%) Veritas
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) CA
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco