The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 53 23
Rank change year-on-year +16 -30  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 1.15% 0.85% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 2.70% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £492 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +146.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +15.27%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 76 111 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 43.68% 31.36% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 29
Median daily rate £515 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £395 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £507 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Shropshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Shropshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +13 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) VB
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) VB6
6 4 (30.77%) CentOS
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
7 3 (23.08%) SCCM
7 3 (23.08%) SCOM
7 3 (23.08%) Data Extraction
7 3 (23.08%) SSH
7 3 (23.08%) ODBC
7 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Webmin

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SSH
2 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSI
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ODBC
3 1 (7.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) CentOS
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) Data Extraction
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
1 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VB
1 4 (30.77%) VB6
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCITP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
1 3 (23.08%) Webmin
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
2 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat