The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 43 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 14.71% 31.39% 17.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.41% 46.74% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 11
Median daily rate £416 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £271 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £449 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £311 £310
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 34 92 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 50.00% 67.15% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 66 24
Median daily rate £400 £388 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +11.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £271 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Erskine

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Erskine.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Erskine region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) SQL
2 25 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (70.00%) PowerShell
4 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 18 (60.00%) SC Cleared
5 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
6 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
9 13 (43.33%) Prototyping
10 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (40.00%) MSI
10 12 (40.00%) VMware
11 11 (36.67%) Linux
11 11 (36.67%) vSphere
12 10 (33.33%) Software Distribution
12 10 (33.33%) Patch Management
12 10 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 10 (33.33%) SSL
12 10 (33.33%) HTTP
12 10 (33.33%) HTTPS
12 10 (33.33%) VB
12 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
12 10 (33.33%) ITIL
12 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
1 10 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 10 (33.33%) SSL
2 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 9 (30.00%) VSAN
3 8 (26.67%) DHCP
3 8 (26.67%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MSI
2 6 (20.00%) StarTeam
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) XSD
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) PDA
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
5 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
6 15 (50.00%) Windows 10
7 11 (36.67%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) AIX
9 1 (3.33%) Solaris
9 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Prototyping
2 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 10 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 10 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) Change Management
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Records Management
8 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) SQL
2 21 (70.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (33.33%) REXX
3 10 (33.33%) Tcl
3 10 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (20.00%) MCITP
4 6 (20.00%) MCSA
4 6 (20.00%) MCSE
4 6 (20.00%) MCTS
5 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (36.67%) vSphere
4 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (30.00%) PowerCLI
2 9 (30.00%) vRealize
3 6 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (20.00%) Netcool
4 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 6 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (3.33%) BEA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Sun