The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Coventry region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.12% 2.39% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.67% 15.79% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £190 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -43.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £190 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
75 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.89% 15.14% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 27
Average daily rate £300 £145 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -63.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £85 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (33.33%) SCCM
6 5 (33.33%) SCOM
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (26.67%) MCSE
7 4 (26.67%) Clustering
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) LAN
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (20.00%) XenApp
8 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (13.33%) VCP4
9 2 (13.33%) vSphere
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) MPLS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Online Security
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Korn
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) VCP4
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
1 5 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Nimsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Spiceworks
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) PlateSpin
5 1 (6.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus