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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.32% 7.62% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.86% 21.62% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
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£250 £400 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -10.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £197 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £463 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.41 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
79 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 48.77% 35.24% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 25
Average daily rate £400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Telford -10 4 £250 -37.50%
Shrewsbury - 1 £288 -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (57.69%) DNS
3 15 (57.69%) DHCP
3 15 (57.69%) SCOM
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
4 10 (38.46%) SCCM
4 10 (38.46%) EMC
5 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
6 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 5 (19.23%) Change Management
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) MS Office
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
11 3 (11.54%) Web Services
11 3 (11.54%) XML
11 3 (11.54%) .NET
11 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
12 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
12 2 (7.69%) ITIL
13 1 (3.85%) UNIX
13 1 (3.85%) MCSA
13 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DNS
1 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Server Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) 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%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Management Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) DBA
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%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
1 3 (11.54%) XML
1 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Business Continuity
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCITP
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) 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 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Panasonic
4 1 (3.85%) Spiceworks
4 1 (3.85%) Meraki
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco