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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.27% 3.13% 2.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.77% 17.29% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 9
Median daily rate £330 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £388 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.61 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.21% +16.28%
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
141 133 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.76% 18.07% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 80 67
Median daily rate £330 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £406 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 23
Median hourly rate £11.80 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.11% +65.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 15 (44.12%) Citrix
5 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) LAN
7 10 (29.41%) WAN
7 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 10 (29.41%) XenDesktop
8 9 (26.47%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (26.47%) Project Management
8 9 (26.47%) Firewall
9 8 (23.53%) Migration
10 7 (20.59%) XenServer
10 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (20.59%) NetScaler
11 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
11 6 (17.65%) Rackspace
11 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
11 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (17.65%) MS Office
12 5 (14.71%) DHCP
12 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
12 5 (14.71%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) IBM Domino
3 4 (11.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) LAN
1 10 (29.41%) WAN
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
3 7 (20.59%) NetScaler
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.71%) Wireless
5 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) Internet
6 3 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) SAN
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.94%) IMAP
8 1 (2.94%) MPLS
8 1 (2.94%) Network Security
8 1 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Migration Architect
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) Fedora
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Project Management
2 8 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Server Building
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.94%) MCP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
System Software
1 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) XenDesktop
3 7 (20.59%) XenServer
4 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.76%) XenApp
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Citrix
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Rackspace
5 4 (11.76%) Lotus
5 4 (11.76%) Sophos
6 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 3 (8.82%) Dell
6 3 (8.82%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Adobe
7 1 (2.94%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) Avaya
7 1 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec