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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 41 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.66% 2.18% 3.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.35% 8.75% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
Median daily rate £118 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £171 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £422 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.67%

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
104 160 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.30% 24.96% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 56
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £169 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) Retail
7 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) DHCP
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (12.50%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (8.33%) SAN
9 2 (8.33%) NetApp
9 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
9 2 (8.33%) Apple
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco
9 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.33%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (8.33%) Cognos

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 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) SNMP
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Server Support
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) ICT Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) High Availability
2 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Server Building
2 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec