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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 4.83% 0.72% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.97% 3.85% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +132.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £401 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £411 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -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
74 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 21.02% 18.77% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 22
Average daily rate £275 £293 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% -29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £173 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £440 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.74 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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 3 March 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.

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Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) ITIL
4 13 (52.00%) LAN
4 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (32.00%) DHCP
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (32.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) SCOM
9 7 (28.00%) SCOrch
10 6 (24.00%) HP
10 6 (24.00%) Citrix
10 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.00%) SQL
11 5 (20.00%) PKI
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (12.00%) Lync
12 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
12 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
12 3 (12.00%) SLA
12 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
12 3 (12.00%) Lotus
13 2 (8.00%) IBM
13 2 (8.00%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (8.00%) SQL Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Lync
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (8.00%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) LAN
1 13 (52.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) DHCP
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SSH
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (32.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 8 (32.00%) Server Support
4 8 (32.00%) Server Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Workflow
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Document Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCOM
1 7 (28.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Lotus
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee