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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.84% 4.39% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.11% 19.85% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 4
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£325 £280 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +25.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £432 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £10.50 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -43.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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
127 136 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.66% 22.11% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 50
Average daily rate £310 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.05 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
3 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (51.02%) VMware
5 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
6 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (28.57%) ITIL
7 14 (28.57%) SAN
8 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
9 9 (18.37%) DHCP
9 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
9 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (16.33%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (16.33%) MS Office
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
10 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
11 7 (14.29%) vSphere
11 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (14.29%) Citrix
11 7 (14.29%) SCCM
12 6 (12.24%) Clustering
12 6 (12.24%) NetBackup
12 6 (12.24%) Banking
12 6 (12.24%) LAN
12 6 (12.24%) WAN
12 6 (12.24%) HP
13 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Lync
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) SAN
2 9 (18.37%) DHCP
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
4 6 (12.24%) LAN
4 6 (12.24%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall
6 3 (6.12%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.04%) NAS
7 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.04%) VLAN
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
1 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (18.37%) Server Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Server Support
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) iSeries
2 1 (2.04%) AS400
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.45%) Windows XP
5 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) UNIX
6 5 (10.20%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
5 2 (4.08%) Time Management
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) DevOps
6 1 (2.04%) Line Management
6 1 (2.04%) Coaching
6 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) Workflow
6 1 (2.04%) Validation
6 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
1 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VB
3 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCSE
3 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) CCA
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.08%) MCP
5 2 (4.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.04%) HP APS
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) MCTS
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) CCEA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) vSphere
4 5 (10.20%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) MetaFrame
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 6 (12.24%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
4 1 (2.04%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) VMware
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) EMC
6 2 (4.08%) NetApp
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 2 (4.08%) AppSense
7 1 (2.04%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.04%) Veeam
7 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) Juniper
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