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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.52% 1.52% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 16.67% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £200 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Windows Server 2008
England

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
12 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.28% 9.14% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Median daily rate £475 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £475 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Support
1 2 (66.67%) Server Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP