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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.81% 5.78% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.99% 29.17% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 16
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£290 £293 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 120 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 19.80% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 62 51
Average daily rate £320 £305 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 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 25 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) VMware
3 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
3 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
5 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (32.56%) Citrix
7 13 (30.23%) DNS
8 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
8 11 (25.58%) HP
9 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (20.93%) XenApp
10 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
10 9 (20.93%) SQL
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.60%) LAN
11 8 (18.60%) DHCP
11 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (18.60%) Wireless
11 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.28%) vSphere
12 7 (16.28%) Finance
13 6 (13.95%) Migration
13 6 (13.95%) NetApp
13 6 (13.95%) Apple
13 6 (13.95%) WAN
13 6 (13.95%) MCSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 8 (18.60%) LAN
3 8 (18.60%) Wireless
4 6 (13.95%) WAN
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
6 2 (4.65%) ADSL
6 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 2 (4.65%) DDNS
7 1 (2.33%) Firewall
7 1 (2.33%) Internet
7 1 (2.33%) SSL
7 1 (2.33%) IPv4
7 1 (2.33%) IPv6
7 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Support Technician
2 7 (16.28%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Network Technician
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support Technician
5 4 (9.30%) Applications Support Technician
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 3 (6.98%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Data Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) J2EE
1 2 (4.65%) SOAP
1 2 (4.65%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) COM+
2 1 (2.33%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.63%) Android
5 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.33%) AIX
7 1 (2.33%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) Migration
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL
2 3 (6.98%) Project Management
2 3 (6.98%) Workflow
3 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
3 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.65%) EAI
3 2 (4.65%) SOA
3 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.65%) Fund Management
3 2 (4.65%) Wealth Management
3 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.33%) High Availability
4 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.33%) CRM
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.33%) Online Security
4 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) MCITP
3 6 (13.95%) MCSE
4 3 (6.98%) MCP
4 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.93%) XenApp
4 7 (16.28%) vSphere
5 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.65%) XenServer
7 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) VMware
2 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) Citrix
4 11 (25.58%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) NetApp
5 6 (13.95%) Apple
6 3 (6.98%) Symantec
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco
7 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 2 (4.65%) Juniper
7 2 (4.65%) Compaq
7 2 (4.65%) EMC
7 2 (4.65%) Sophos
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus
7 2 (4.65%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.65%) Business Objects
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