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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.09% 1.41% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.33% 10.26% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£175 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%
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
75 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 20.44% 13.78% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 28
Average daily rate £300 £190 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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
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 20 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) SCOM
6 4 (36.36%) Clustering
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
8 2 (18.18%) MCSE
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) WAN
8 2 (18.18%) CCNP
8 2 (18.18%) CCNA
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (18.18%) CRM
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) Firewall

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Online Security
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) PLM
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) VCP4
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Nimsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Spiceworks
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) SAP