The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.55% 5.56% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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 Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.16% 11.11% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Midlands region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Midlands region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Document Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy