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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 4.70% 2.37% 1.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.56% 14.58% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.94 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% +8.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
Windows Server 2008
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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
57 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.13% 16.27% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 9
Average daily rate £308 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £295 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) HP
7 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
9 3 (15.00%) SCCM
9 3 (15.00%) SCOM
9 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (15.00%) OpenView
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) VBScript
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.00%) LAN
10 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (10.00%) SLA
10 2 (10.00%) IBM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Nimsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks