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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.24% 7.78% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 25.00% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +1.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
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
33 28 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.63% 31.11% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 35
Average daily rate £275 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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
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 22 August 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 -13 2 £315 -17.10% 2
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (71.43%) SCCM
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (57.14%) SCOM
6 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
7 10 (47.62%) EMC
7 10 (47.62%) Business Continuity
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (19.05%) BC Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 3 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (14.29%) MSI
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (14.29%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
12 2 (9.52%) Oracle
12 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
12 2 (9.52%) AIX
12 2 (9.52%) Solaris
12 2 (9.52%) Linux
12 2 (9.52%) DHCP
12 2 (9.52%) FTP
12 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 2 (9.52%) IBM
12 2 (9.52%) SUSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) AIX
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Business Continuity
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) BC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCTS
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) SCCM
2 12 (57.14%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) EMC
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix