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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank - 19 24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.15% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 6.25% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
33 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.08% 18.39% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 9
Average daily rate £310 £420 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +42.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £141 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.00 £15.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle