The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Telford 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 6 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 1.72% 12.50% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 38.89% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
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£315 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +1.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
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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 Telford region.

Operating Systems Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 18 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 25.00% 32.14% 51.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 33
Average daily rate £275 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Telford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) SCOM
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (33.33%) EMC
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) BC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
8 2 (16.67%) AIX
8 2 (16.67%) Solaris
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) FTP
8 2 (16.67%) IBM
8 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 2 (16.67%) Time Management
8 2 (16.67%) SUSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) BC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCTS
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
1 6 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) VMware