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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.84% 2.01% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.59% 15.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
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£175 £233 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% -1.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
73 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.21% 13.38% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 22
Average daily rate £275 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 13
Average hourly rate £29.50 £10.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.00% -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 £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) SCOM
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) SAP
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) MCSE
7 2 (15.38%) Apache
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Middleware
7 2 (15.38%) MPLS
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
7 2 (15.38%) CCNA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (38.46%) SharePoint
1 5 (38.46%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ENOVIA
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) VLAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) PLM
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Online Security
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (15.38%) VCP4
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCOM
2 4 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) Nimsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Spiceworks
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Lotus
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