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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.28% 4.17% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.15% 19.66% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
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£325 £365 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +58.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £10.00 £17.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
130 117 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.31% 21.20% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 43
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (46.00%) VMware
3 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (44.00%) MS Exchange
5 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (32.00%) ITIL
7 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
8 13 (26.00%) DNS
9 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (22.00%) DHCP
11 10 (20.00%) HP
11 10 (20.00%) MS Office
11 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 10 (20.00%) SCCM
11 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (18.00%) SAN
12 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
13 8 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (14.00%) SQL
14 7 (14.00%) Linux
14 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (12.00%) vSphere
15 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
15 6 (12.00%) MCSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) DNS
2 11 (22.00%) DHCP
3 9 (18.00%) SAN
3 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.00%) WAN
4 5 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (8.00%) VoIP
6 3 (6.00%) Firewall
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 2 (4.00%) VPN
8 1 (2.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.00%) VLAN
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Server Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Senior Server Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Server Support
5 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.00%) Linux
7 6 (12.00%) UNIX
8 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.00%) Solaris
10 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.00%) Fedora
11 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (8.00%) Migration
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.00%) Workflow
6 1 (2.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Line Management
6 1 (2.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.00%) VB
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) MCSE
5 3 (6.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) MCITP
6 2 (4.00%) CCA
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCEA
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.00%) MCSA
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) MCTS
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) vSphere
4 4 (8.00%) XenApp
5 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.00%) Xen
6 1 (2.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 10 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Citrix
5 4 (8.00%) EMC
5 4 (8.00%) IBM
6 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Symantec
7 2 (4.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) Juniper
8 1 (2.00%) Lotus
8 1 (2.00%) CommVault
8 1 (2.00%) Websense
8 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.00%) ProCurve
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