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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.79% 0.35% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 2.27% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
48 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 16.72% 15.28% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 11
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) SCOM
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (12.50%) ENOVIA
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (12.50%) Nimsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Spiceworks
7 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (12.50%) Security Management
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
1 3 (18.75%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) ENOVIA
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.25%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
2 2 (12.50%) PLM
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Lotus
3 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) Nimsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Spiceworks
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) IBM