The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.42% 1.55% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.20% 8.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£248 £175 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.42% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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 Coventry region.

Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 75 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.92% 19.38% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 10
Average daily rate £350 £300 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £225 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% +195.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Coventry region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Coventry region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) IIS
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
7 6 (26.09%) SCOM
7 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
7 6 (26.09%) Tivoli
7 6 (26.09%) CA
7 6 (26.09%) Unicenter
8 5 (21.74%) SAN
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) IBM
10 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 3 (13.04%) SLA
10 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
10 3 (13.04%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (13.04%) NetApp
10 3 (13.04%) Lotus
10 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
10 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (8.70%) Yammer

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 9 (39.13%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
2 3 (13.04%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Yammer
2 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
1 5 (21.74%) Server Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Unicenter
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli
1 6 (26.09%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
2 6 (26.09%) CA
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) Lotus
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco