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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.86% 1.08% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 6.67% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
52 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 20.08% 16.19% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 4
Average daily rate £310 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £290 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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 January 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 5 (27.78%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (16.67%) OpenView
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) SCOM
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) VBScript
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) UNIX
8 2 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 2 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ENOVIA
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) PLM
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) NFS
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) OpenView
1 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Lotus
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Nimsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Spiceworks