Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 6 months to 16 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 41 -
Rank change year-on-year -34 - +30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.35% 0.62% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.13% 2.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +22.86% -12.50%

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

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 177 83 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.33% 25.54% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 51 26
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £410 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +31.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £302 £138 £163
90th Percentile £563 £563 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%
10th Percentile £8.85 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £15.80 £13.50 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.14% -1.92% +3.13%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -33 2 £250 +11.11% 4
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) VMware