The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Staffordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 16 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.20% 0.99% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.63% 7.69% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £255 £125 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.00% -62.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 13 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.93% 12.87% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 19
Average daily rate £260 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £330 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.39 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.21 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.87 £11.66 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

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 16 April 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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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
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Vacancies
Lichfield - 1 £265 - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) Service Management
8 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
8 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (20.00%) MCSE
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) vSphere
8 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard
9 1 (10.00%) Time Management
9 1 (10.00%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Lichfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago