The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 102 60 36
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 59 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 2.31% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.37% 12.07% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 43
Median daily rate £270 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £154 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 21
Median hourly rate £18.86 £13.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.68% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £22.70 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.52%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
434 489 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.88% 19.13% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 189 232
Median daily rate £375 £306 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 64 90
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £20.30 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -15 12 £238 -6.86% 3
Shropshire +2 6 £303 - 1
Coventry -6 4 £200 - 3
Warwickshire - 4 £325 - 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £286 -4.58% 2
Solihull -12 2 £250 -44.44%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (67.39%) Windows Server
3 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
4 52 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 40 (43.48%) MS Exchange
6 38 (41.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (33.70%) VMware
9 23 (25.00%) ITIL
10 22 (23.91%) SCCM
11 21 (22.83%) Security Cleared
12 20 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
14 18 (19.57%) Cisco
14 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (18.48%) DNS
15 17 (18.48%) Hyper-V
15 17 (18.48%) Skype for Business
16 16 (17.39%) Citrix
16 16 (17.39%) MS Office
17 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
17 15 (16.30%) Dell
17 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
17 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
18 14 (15.22%) WAN
18 14 (15.22%) SQL
19 13 (14.13%) DHCP
19 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
19 13 (14.13%) XenApp

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
4 17 (18.48%) Skype for Business
5 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (7.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (4.35%) Confluence
10 3 (3.26%) IIS
10 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (1.09%) IBM Domino
11 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) MS Office
2 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (10.87%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.26%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.17%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) DNS
2 14 (15.22%) WAN
3 13 (14.13%) DHCP
4 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.87%) SAN
6 9 (9.78%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (9.78%) IP Telephony
7 8 (8.70%) VLAN
8 6 (6.52%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (6.52%) VPN
9 5 (5.43%) IPv4
9 5 (5.43%) LAN
9 5 (5.43%) NAS
10 4 (4.35%) Firewall
10 4 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.35%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.26%) MPLS
11 3 (3.26%) Network Security
11 3 (3.26%) Skype
11 3 (3.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.35%) MySQL
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.17%) HDInsight
6 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.17%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (2.17%) Power BI
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.09%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (4.35%) Back Office
1 4 (4.35%) Finance
1 4 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.17%) Military
3 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (15.22%) Architect
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (9.78%) Administrator
3 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.52%) Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Build Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Citrix Support
7 5 (5.43%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) VMware Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Server Support
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) .NET
1 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.09%) EDI
2 1 (1.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.61%) Replication
3 6 (6.52%) CESG
3 6 (6.52%) Clustering
4 5 (5.43%) PDA
4 5 (5.43%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) AS400
8 1 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (67.39%) Windows Server
3 38 (41.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 8 (8.70%) Android
7 8 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.61%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.09%) AIX
10 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.09%) Linux
10 1 (1.09%) Solaris
10 1 (1.09%) Unix
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (7.61%) Project Management
2 7 (7.61%) Service Management
3 5 (5.43%) Patch Management
4 4 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 4 (4.35%) DevOps
4 4 (4.35%) Migration
4 4 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.17%) Analytics
6 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.17%) Change Management
6 2 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.17%) Machine Learning
6 2 (2.17%) Release Management
6 2 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.22%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.26%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) PHP
4 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.78%) MCSA
5 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) MOS
6 6 (6.52%) MCSE
7 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.17%) CCA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNP
8 2 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.17%) CISSP
8 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.17%) CLAS
8 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.17%) ISEB
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) GPG13
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (18.48%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.13%) XenApp
5 9 (9.78%) XenDesktop
6 8 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.43%) VMware Server
7 5 (5.43%) vSphere
7 5 (5.43%) XenServer
8 4 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) SCCM
2 9 (9.78%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.26%) Terraform
5 2 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.09%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.09%) Netcool
6 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.09%) SCSM
6 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.70%) VMware
3 18 (19.57%) Cisco
4 16 (17.39%) Citrix
5 15 (16.30%) Dell
6 12 (13.04%) HP
7 10 (10.87%) Symantec
8 7 (7.61%) Avaya
8 7 (7.61%) LANDesk
8 7 (7.61%) Toshiba
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle
10 4 (4.35%) Intel Security
10 4 (4.35%) Sophos
11 3 (3.26%) EMC
12 2 (2.17%) Cognos
12 2 (2.17%) Sun
13 1 (1.09%) IBM
13 1 (1.09%) Juniper
13 1 (1.09%) NetApp
13 1 (1.09%) Veritas
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