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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.01% 6.52% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 29.66% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -7.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
Windows Server 2008
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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 Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
168 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.43% 21.97% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 55
Average daily rate £323 £293 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) VMware
3 32 (65.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
5 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
6 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (32.65%) DNS
8 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 12 (24.49%) DHCP
10 12 (24.49%) SQL
10 12 (24.49%) HP
10 12 (24.49%) Citrix
11 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
12 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
13 9 (18.37%) XenApp
13 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
14 8 (16.33%) LAN
14 8 (16.33%) MCSE
14 8 (16.33%) Wireless
14 8 (16.33%) Finance
14 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (14.29%) NetBackup
15 7 (14.29%) SAN
15 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 7 (14.29%) ITIL
15 7 (14.29%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) DNS
2 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (24.49%) DHCP
4 8 (16.33%) LAN
4 8 (16.33%) Wireless
5 7 (14.29%) SAN
6 6 (12.24%) WAN
7 4 (8.16%) Firewall
8 3 (6.12%) VoIP
8 3 (6.12%) VPN
9 2 (4.08%) ADSL
10 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
10 1 (2.04%) SSL
10 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Support Technician
1 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Administrator
4 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.20%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Applications Support Technician
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 4 (8.16%) Network Support Technician
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) Network Technician
5 4 (8.16%) Network Support
6 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (65.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.20%) Android
7 4 (8.16%) UNIX
8 3 (6.12%) Solaris
8 3 (6.12%) Linux
8 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.04%) AIX
10 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) CRM
3 3 (6.12%) Project Management
3 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.12%) Workflow
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.08%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.08%) Wealth Management
4 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.04%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.04%) CAD
5 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.04%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) VB
4 3 (6.12%) VBA
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.33%) MCSE
3 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) MCITP
5 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (6.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (44.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.37%) XenApp
4 7 (14.29%) vSphere
5 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.08%) XenServer
8 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.24%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) HP
3 12 (24.49%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) Apple
4 6 (12.24%) NetApp
5 5 (10.20%) Symantec
6 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco
7 2 (4.08%) IBM
7 2 (4.08%) Juniper
7 2 (4.08%) Compaq
7 2 (4.08%) EMC
7 2 (4.08%) Lotus
7 2 (4.08%) Sophos
7 2 (4.08%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.04%) Siemens
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