The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.81% 1.47% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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 Solihull region.

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.13% 8.82% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +39.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (70.59%) CA Spectrum
3 12 (70.59%) CCNA
3 12 (70.59%) EMC
3 12 (70.59%) Solaris
3 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Perl
3 12 (70.59%) Unix
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) CA
3 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 12 (70.59%) System Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (64.71%) Network Management
4 11 (64.71%) e-Health
4 11 (64.71%) CiscoWorks
5 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
6 6 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (35.29%) Project Management
7 5 (29.41%) Sophos
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Games
8 3 (17.65%) MCITP
8 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) e-Health
2 3 (17.65%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Solaris
3 12 (70.59%) Unix
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) System Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Network Management
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
4 6 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) CCNA
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) MCITP
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (64.71%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) CA
2 12 (70.59%) EMC
2 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) Sophos
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix