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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 0 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.45% - 8.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% - 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 18
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
28 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.53% 6.32% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 23
Average daily rate £308 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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
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 26 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) NetWeaver
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (25.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco