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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.27% 4.01% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 17.86% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 30
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £185 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% +68.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
99 168 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.47% 22.46% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 91
Average daily rate £300 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £23.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 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 28 August 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (53.19%) VMware
5 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
6 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
7 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
8 12 (25.53%) SAN
9 10 (21.28%) Citrix
9 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
10 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.89%) Clustering
11 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
11 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.89%) DHCP
11 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
12 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (12.77%) SCCM
12 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 6 (12.77%) MS Office
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco
12 6 (12.77%) NetBackup
12 6 (12.77%) Finance
13 5 (10.64%) Banking
13 5 (10.64%) IBM
13 5 (10.64%) DNS
13 5 (10.64%) UNIX
13 5 (10.64%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Vectorworks
2 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) SAN
2 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.89%) DHCP
4 5 (10.64%) WAN
4 5 (10.64%) LAN
4 5 (10.64%) DNS
5 4 (8.51%) Firewall
6 3 (6.38%) Wireless
6 3 (6.38%) VPN
7 2 (4.26%) VoIP
7 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.13%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) HOLAP
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) MOLAP
4 1 (2.13%) ROLAP
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Server Engineer
1 12 (25.53%) Windows Server Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Administrator
5 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) MDX
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.64%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 2000
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.64%) UNIX
7 4 (8.51%) Solaris
8 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
8 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.26%) Android
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.26%) Project Management
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Time Management
4 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Change Control
4 1 (2.13%) DevOps
4 1 (2.13%) Line Management
4 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.13%) Release Management
4 1 (2.13%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (2.13%) CRM
4 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.51%) VB
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) MCSE
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.38%) MCP
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) XenApp
5 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.38%) vSphere
6 2 (4.26%) XenServer
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.26%) MetaFrame
6 2 (4.26%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) NetBackup
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) VMware
2 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) IBM
6 4 (8.51%) Veeam
6 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) AppSense
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Autodesk
8 1 (2.13%) Lotus
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.13%) Acronis
8 1 (2.13%) Spiceworks
8 1 (2.13%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
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