The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 11.39% 3.85% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 14.81% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£255 £435 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -2.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
90 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 56.96% 25.96% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 20
Average daily rate £409 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.41 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Telford 0 6 £253 -50.00% 1
Shrewsbury - 1 £288 - 3
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (57.69%) SCOM
5 14 (53.85%) DHCP
5 14 (53.85%) DNS
6 10 (38.46%) EMC
6 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
6 10 (38.46%) SCCM
7 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (19.23%) VMware
10 5 (19.23%) Change Management
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) MS Office
11 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
12 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
12 3 (11.54%) Web Services
12 3 (11.54%) XML
12 3 (11.54%) .NET
13 2 (7.69%) ITIL
13 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
13 2 (7.69%) MCITP
14 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
14 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DHCP
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Server Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Management Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
1 3 (11.54%) XML
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) MCTS
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCOM
2 10 (38.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) EMC
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
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