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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.45% 2.63% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.40% 20.21% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 17
Median daily rate £285 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £395 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.41% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £15.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £17.70 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -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
131 94 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.31% 13.02% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 52 71
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £165 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.59 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
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 28 September 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
4 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
6 10 (34.48%) LAN
6 10 (34.48%) WAN
6 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (31.03%) Project Management
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) Migration
8 8 (27.59%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Citrix
8 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (20.69%) Rackspace
10 6 (20.69%) NetScaler
10 6 (20.69%) XenServer
10 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
10 6 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
11 5 (17.24%) DNS
12 4 (13.79%) Wireless
12 4 (13.79%) Finance
12 4 (13.79%) Replication
12 4 (13.79%) VLAN

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 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Domino
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) LAN
1 10 (34.48%) WAN
2 8 (27.59%) Firewall
3 6 (20.69%) NetScaler
4 5 (17.24%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
5 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.79%) VLAN
5 4 (13.79%) Wireless
6 3 (10.34%) SAN
7 2 (6.90%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.45%) SNMP
8 1 (3.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Server Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Migration Architect
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.79%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Migration
1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Server Building
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
2 6 (20.69%) XenServer
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Rackspace
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) IBM
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.90%) Lotus
7 2 (6.90%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec