The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 28 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 Solihull 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 14 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.60% 1.06% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 12.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £160 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 15.58% 8.51% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £200 £160 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
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 Solihull

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell