The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 4.00% 1.12% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.85% 7.89% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£213 £305 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% +16.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.69 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -21.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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 Warwickshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 25.23% 14.23% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 18
Average daily rate £250 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 11 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.69 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% -4.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +5 2 £213 +1.19%
Nuneaton - 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) LAN
4 11 (55.00%) WAN
5 10 (50.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) SCOrch
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) HP
8 5 (25.00%) SCOM
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) MS Office
11 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
11 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
11 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) LAN
1 11 (55.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) SSH
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Server Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Server Support Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Server Support
4 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Document Management
2 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCOrch
1 5 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
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