The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.65% 7.52% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 31.25% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £255 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +104.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £264 £133
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
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 Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.21% 24.06% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 9
Average daily rate £319 £260 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% -14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.75 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Tamworth - 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (36.36%) Wireless
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
5 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) PHP
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
7 2 (18.18%) VLAN
7 2 (18.18%) XenServer
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
8 1 (9.09%) jQuery
8 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
8 1 (9.09%) JSON

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Server Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) WinForms
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenServer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix