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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.67% 2.60% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.28% 12.78% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 2
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£348 £239 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.54% -8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £405 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -18.29%
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
129 133 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.39% 20.34% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 39
Average daily rate £340 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (42.86%) VMware
6 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 14 (33.33%) SAN
8 9 (21.43%) ITIL
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
9 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) UNIX
9 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
10 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (16.67%) MS Office
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.67%) Clustering
11 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
11 6 (14.29%) Banking
12 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (11.90%) IBM
12 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
12 5 (11.90%) VB
12 5 (11.90%) Solaris
12 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
13 4 (9.52%) DHCP
13 4 (9.52%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Vectorworks
3 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) SAN
2 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) NAS
5 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) MOLAP
3 1 (2.38%) ROLAP
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) HOLAP
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (19.05%) UNIX
4 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 8 (19.05%) Linux
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
5 5 (11.90%) Solaris
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Time Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Server Building
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.38%) DevOps
5 1 (2.38%) Line Management
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
2 5 (11.90%) VB
3 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCP
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) XenApp
3 2 (4.76%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) XenServer
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) VMware
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) AppSense
6 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.38%) Autodesk
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