The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 9 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 West Midlands 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 30 47
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 69 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.93% 4.91% 3.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.88% 24.46% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 30
Average daily rate
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£291 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
497 368 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.08% 20.07% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 147 217
Average daily rate £291 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £141 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 65 65
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014. 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
Worcestershire +13 17 £315 - 4
Birmingham -15 16 £290 -1.69% 8
Shropshire +5 12 £303 -20.26% 3
Coventry -9 8 £250 - 5
Staffordshire -2 5 £255 +104.00% 4
Wolverhampton -1 2 £163 - 1
Warwickshire -16 2 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £230 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Willenhall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Bilston - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (66.22%) Active Directory
3 97 (65.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (51.35%) VMware
5 75 (50.68%) Microsoft
6 54 (36.49%) Citrix
7 47 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 46 (31.08%) SCCM
9 41 (27.70%) XenApp
10 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (24.32%) Windows 7
12 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
13 29 (19.59%) DNS
13 29 (19.59%) PowerShell
14 25 (16.89%) Migration
15 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
15 24 (16.22%) HP
15 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
15 24 (16.22%) SAN
16 23 (15.54%) SCOM
17 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (14.86%) Windows XP
17 22 (14.86%) DHCP
18 21 (14.19%) SQL
18 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
18 21 (14.19%) vSphere
19 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
20 17 (11.49%) MS Office
21 16 (10.81%) WAN
21 16 (10.81%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (6.76%) IIS
4 9 (6.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.38%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.35%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.68%) Lync
10 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) MS Office
2 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) DNS
2 24 (16.22%) SAN
3 22 (14.86%) DHCP
4 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
5 16 (10.81%) WAN
5 16 (10.81%) LAN
6 14 (9.46%) NAS
7 13 (8.78%) VLAN
8 9 (6.08%) Firewall
8 9 (6.08%) NetScaler
9 8 (5.41%) Wireless
10 7 (4.73%) DDNS
10 7 (4.73%) Internet
10 7 (4.73%) LDAP
11 5 (3.38%) FTP
11 5 (3.38%) VPN
12 4 (2.70%) VoIP
13 3 (2.03%) IPv4
13 3 (2.03%) IPv6
14 2 (1.35%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.03%) DB2
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.35%) DataStage
6 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 2 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (1.35%) Banking
2 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (14.19%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) Architect
6 11 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Support Technician
8 9 (6.08%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Administrator
10 7 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) Support Specialist
10 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.73%) Consultant
10 7 (4.73%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) DBA
12 5 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) SOAP
1 7 (4.73%) .NET
1 7 (4.73%) J2EE
1 7 (4.73%) JMS
2 4 (2.70%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.70%) COM+
2 4 (2.70%) DCOM
3 2 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) ODBC
4 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) PDA
2 10 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.76%) Clustering
2 10 (6.76%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.05%) Replication
4 2 (1.35%) FMCG
4 2 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (65.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (24.32%) Windows 7
5 22 (14.86%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.41%) Linux
8 6 (4.05%) AIX
8 6 (4.05%) Solaris
9 5 (3.38%) SUSE
9 5 (3.38%) Android
10 4 (2.70%) Windows NT
11 3 (2.03%) UNIX
11 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.68%) HPUX
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.89%) Migration
2 11 (7.43%) ITIL
3 10 (6.76%) Business Continuity
3 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.41%) Project Management
5 7 (4.73%) EAI
5 7 (4.73%) SOA
5 7 (4.73%) Software Engineering
5 7 (4.73%) Data Migration
6 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.38%) Time Management
7 4 (2.70%) Workflow
8 3 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.03%) CRM
8 3 (2.03%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.03%) Release Management
9 2 (1.35%) Information Assurance
9 2 (1.35%) Fund Management
9 2 (1.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.59%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.19%) SQL
3 9 (6.08%) Java
4 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.03%) Korn
6 2 (1.35%) Perl
6 2 (1.35%) C
6 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.76%) MCSE
5 7 (4.73%) MCITP
6 5 (3.38%) MCSA
7 4 (2.70%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.70%) MCP
8 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.03%) Degree
9 2 (1.35%) CCNP
9 2 (1.35%) CCNA
9 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.35%) VCP4
10 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (66.22%) Active Directory
2 47 (31.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (27.70%) XenApp
4 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
4 21 (14.19%) vSphere
5 14 (9.46%) XenServer
6 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.03%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (31.08%) SCCM
2 23 (15.54%) SCOM
3 4 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.03%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.35%) MOM
5 2 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.35%) Control-M
5 2 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 76 (51.35%) VMware
2 75 (50.68%) Microsoft
3 54 (36.49%) Citrix
4 24 (16.22%) HP
5 14 (9.46%) EMC
6 13 (8.78%) IBM
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco
8 11 (7.43%) Dell
9 7 (4.73%) Oracle
9 7 (4.73%) Business Objects
10 6 (4.05%) Apple
11 5 (3.38%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.38%) NetApp
12 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.03%) Lotus
14 2 (1.35%) Panasonic
14 2 (1.35%) Riverbed
14 2 (1.35%) PlateSpin
14 2 (1.35%) Compaq
14 2 (1.35%) BMC
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