The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 27 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.72% 0.55% 5.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 3.57% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19 28 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 16.38% 15.38% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Median daily rate £220 £250 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £105 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £356 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.12 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - - 1
Cannock - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware