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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.79% 5.65% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.35% 24.34% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -24.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £192 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
158 152 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.65% 23.21% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 95 47
Average daily rate £320 £284 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.77% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) VMware
3 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
8 15 (33.33%) DNS
8 15 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (28.89%) SQL
10 12 (26.67%) DHCP
10 12 (26.67%) HP
10 12 (26.67%) Citrix
11 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (20.00%) SAN
11 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (20.00%) XenApp
12 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
12 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (17.78%) ITIL
12 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
12 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (15.56%) MCSE
13 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
13 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
13 7 (15.56%) WAN
13 7 (15.56%) Windows 7

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
2 15 (33.33%) DNS
3 12 (26.67%) DHCP
4 9 (20.00%) SAN
5 7 (15.56%) WAN
6 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 5 (11.11%) VoIP
7 4 (8.89%) Firewall
7 4 (8.89%) Wireless
8 3 (6.67%) VPN
9 2 (4.44%) ADSL
10 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Support Technician
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Technician
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Server Support
6 3 (6.67%) Data Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) FMCG
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.33%) UNIX
6 5 (11.11%) Solaris
6 5 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.44%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.22%) AIX
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Workflow
3 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (4.44%) Business Transformation
4 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) CAD
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.44%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.11%) VB
4 4 (8.89%) VBA
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.44%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.56%) MCSE
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) MCITP
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.00%) XenApp
4 7 (15.56%) vSphere
5 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.89%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.44%) XenServer
8 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) VMware
2 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.67%) HP
3 12 (26.67%) Citrix
4 6 (13.33%) Symantec
4 6 (13.33%) NetApp
5 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 2 (4.44%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.44%) Sophos
7 2 (4.44%) Lotus
7 2 (4.44%) Apple
7 2 (4.44%) Juniper
7 2 (4.44%) Compaq
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 1 (2.22%) Siemens
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