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 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.84% 6.67% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 28.00% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£160 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% +6.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £20.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
34 25 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 23.81% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 45
Average daily rate £245 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £160 -
Lichfield - 2 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Tamworth - - - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) XenApp
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (15.38%) vSphere
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.69%) QMS
8 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (7.69%) VLAN
8 1 (7.69%) Office 365
8 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Quality Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
1 1 (7.69%) QMS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) 3PAR