The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.64% 5.24% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.33% 24.79% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 18
Average daily rate
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£295 £295 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +72.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £223 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £319 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 121 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.38% 21.12% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 58 52
Average daily rate £305 £325 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +77.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
5 25 (53.19%) VMware
6 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (29.79%) Citrix
7 14 (29.79%) DNS
7 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
8 13 (27.66%) SQL
9 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
10 10 (21.28%) HP
10 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
10 10 (21.28%) Migration
10 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
11 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.15%) XenApp
11 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
11 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (17.02%) LAN
12 8 (17.02%) Wireless
13 7 (14.89%) Finance
13 7 (14.89%) DHCP
14 6 (12.77%) Data Migration
14 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
14 6 (12.77%) vSphere
14 6 (12.77%) WAN
14 6 (12.77%) IBM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) DNS
2 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.02%) LAN
3 8 (17.02%) Wireless
4 7 (14.89%) DHCP
5 6 (12.77%) LDAP
5 6 (12.77%) WAN
5 6 (12.77%) DDNS
6 4 (8.51%) Internet
7 3 (6.38%) IPv4
7 3 (6.38%) IPv6
7 3 (6.38%) VoIP
7 3 (6.38%) VPN
8 2 (4.26%) ADSL
8 2 (4.26%) SAN
9 1 (2.13%) SSL
9 1 (2.13%) Firewall
9 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Support Technician
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Network Technician
7 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.51%) Network Support Technician
7 4 (8.51%) Network Support
8 3 (6.38%) Data Migration Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Technician
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
1 6 (12.77%) J2EE
1 6 (12.77%) SOAP
1 6 (12.77%) JMS
2 3 (6.38%) COM+
2 3 (6.38%) DCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.51%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.64%) Android
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Migration
2 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.77%) Data Migration
2 6 (12.77%) EAI
2 6 (12.77%) SOA
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.38%) Workflow
4 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.26%) High Availability
5 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
5 2 (4.26%) Fund Management
5 2 (4.26%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.13%) Release Management
6 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.77%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) MCITP
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) MCSE
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) MCP
6 2 (4.26%) MCSA
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) XenApp
4 6 (12.77%) vSphere
5 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.26%) XenServer
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 25 (53.19%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) HP
5 6 (12.77%) Business Objects
5 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 6 (12.77%) Apple
6 5 (10.64%) NetApp
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco
8 2 (4.26%) Juniper
8 2 (4.26%) Compaq
8 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 2 (4.26%) Lotus
8 2 (4.26%) Symantec
8 2 (4.26%) Sophos
8 2 (4.26%) Meru Networks
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