The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.76% 4.88% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 35.71% 21.95% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 20
Average daily rate £313 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -0.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows Server 2008
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory