The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.05% 4.97% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.91% 23.77% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £156 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
134 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.64% 20.89% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 72 37
Average daily rate £360 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (70.37%) Active Directory
3 32 (59.26%) VMware
4 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (40.74%) MS Exchange
7 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
8 18 (33.33%) ITIL
9 16 (29.63%) DNS
9 16 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (27.78%) NetBackup
11 14 (25.93%) DHCP
11 14 (25.93%) SAN
12 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
13 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 12 (22.22%) SQL
13 12 (22.22%) HP
13 12 (22.22%) SCCM
14 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
15 10 (18.52%) Linux
15 10 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 9 (16.67%) UNIX
17 8 (14.81%) MCSE
17 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
17 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
17 8 (14.81%) Windows 7

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 22 (40.74%) MS Exchange
2 16 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) DNS
2 14 (25.93%) DHCP
2 14 (25.93%) SAN
3 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.11%) Firewall
5 5 (9.26%) LAN
5 5 (9.26%) WAN
6 4 (7.41%) VoIP
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (3.70%) Network Security
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.85%) VLAN
8 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Server Support
5 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.70%) Server Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) FMCG
3 1 (1.85%) iSeries
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
5 10 (18.52%) Linux
6 9 (16.67%) UNIX
7 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.11%) Solaris
8 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Fedora
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Change Management
3 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.70%) CRM
4 2 (3.70%) CAD
4 2 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.85%) Workflow
5 1 (1.85%) Service Management
5 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.85%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.11%) VB
4 5 (9.26%) VBA
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) MCSE
4 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) MCP
6 2 (3.70%) CCA
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.70%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) HP APS
7 1 (1.85%) MCTS
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) CCEA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CCNP
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) XenApp
5 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) Postfix
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) NetBackup
2 12 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) VMware
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (9.26%) Symantec
5 5 (9.26%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) EMC
7 3 (5.56%) NetApp
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.85%) Websense
8 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.85%) Siemens
8 1 (1.85%) CommVault
8 1 (1.85%) Juniper