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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 74 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.34% 3.11% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.61% 19.32% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 31
Median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £133 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £420 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 6
Median hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.40 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £26.80 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
587 383 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.53% 16.10% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 197 211
Median daily rate £395 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 62 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.60 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +14.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £11.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -23 16 £313 +8.69% 3
Shropshire -19 14 £438 +192.64% 2
Worcestershire -4 9 £240 -12.72% 1
Herefordshire 0 8 £325 -21.68%
Warwickshire -3 7 £205 -13.68% 3
Staffordshire -4 4 £420 - 1
Coventry -18 4 £308 -9.82% 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (66.95%) Windows Server
3 68 (57.63%) Active Directory
4 63 (53.39%) Microsoft
5 54 (45.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (36.44%) VMware
8 39 (33.05%) Citrix
9 37 (31.36%) MS Exchange
10 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
11 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (22.03%) SCCM
13 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
13 25 (21.19%) ITIL
13 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
14 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (19.49%) Cisco
14 23 (19.49%) HP
14 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
15 22 (18.64%) WAN
16 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
17 20 (16.95%) XenDesktop
17 20 (16.95%) Dell
17 20 (16.95%) MS Office
17 20 (16.95%) DHCP
18 19 (16.10%) DNS
19 17 (14.41%) Project Management
19 17 (14.41%) XenApp
19 17 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2003
19 17 (14.41%) Windows 8

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 37 (31.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (13.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (11.02%) Skype for Business
5 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (5.08%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.39%) Confluence
9 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (3.39%) IBM Domino
10 3 (2.54%) IIS
10 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MS Office
2 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.78%) Office 365
4 3 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) WAN
2 20 (16.95%) DHCP
3 19 (16.10%) DNS
4 14 (11.86%) LAN
4 14 (11.86%) SAN
5 13 (11.02%) Firewall
6 11 (9.32%) NetScaler
7 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
8 9 (7.63%) VPN
9 8 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (6.78%) IP Telephony
9 8 (6.78%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (6.78%) VLAN
10 7 (5.93%) Internet
10 7 (5.93%) Wireless
11 5 (4.24%) IPv4
11 5 (4.24%) NAS
12 3 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.69%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.69%) HDInsight
7 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.69%) MySQL
7 2 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (1.69%) Power BI
8 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Back Office
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Automotive
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (15.25%) Architect
2 15 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (11.02%) Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (9.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Administrator
6 10 (8.47%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.93%) IT Support
8 7 (5.93%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.08%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.24%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) .NET
1 2 (1.69%) Web Services
1 2 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.63%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.93%) Replication
4 5 (4.24%) CESG
4 5 (4.24%) Clustering
5 4 (3.39%) PDA
5 4 (3.39%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
7 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (66.95%) Windows Server
3 54 (45.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
6 17 (14.41%) Windows 8
7 13 (11.02%) Windows 10
8 12 (10.17%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.63%) Linux
10 6 (5.08%) Android
10 6 (5.08%) CentOS
10 6 (5.08%) Unix
11 2 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.85%) Fedora
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) ITIL
2 17 (14.41%) Project Management
3 12 (10.17%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) System Testing
5 6 (5.08%) Patch Management
5 6 (5.08%) Service Management
6 5 (4.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 5 (4.24%) DevOps
7 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.39%) Server Building
7 4 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.54%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.54%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.54%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (1.69%) High Availability
9 2 (1.69%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.69%) Machine Learning
9 2 (1.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.32%) SQL
3 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) MCSE
4 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.93%) MCSA
5 5 (4.24%) MOS
6 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.54%) CCNA
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.54%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.69%) CCNP
7 2 (1.69%) CISSP
7 2 (1.69%) CLAS
7 2 (1.69%) ISEB
7 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.69%) VCP5
7 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 68 (57.63%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.80%) Hyper-V
4 20 (16.95%) XenDesktop
5 17 (14.41%) XenApp
6 12 (10.17%) XenServer
7 11 (9.32%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (8.47%) vSphere
9 8 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (5.08%) VMware Server
11 5 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (22.03%) SCCM
2 9 (7.63%) NetBackup
2 9 (7.63%) SCOM
3 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.39%) Puppet
4 3 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.54%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.54%) Terraform
4 3 (2.54%) WSUS
5 2 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.85%) SCSM
6 1 (0.85%) Simpana
Vendors
1 63 (53.39%) Microsoft
2 43 (36.44%) VMware
3 39 (33.05%) Citrix
4 23 (19.49%) Cisco
4 23 (19.49%) HP
5 20 (16.95%) Dell
6 11 (9.32%) Symantec
7 10 (8.47%) Sophos
8 9 (7.63%) Rackspace
9 6 (5.08%) Avaya
9 6 (5.08%) EMC
9 6 (5.08%) IBM
9 6 (5.08%) LANDesk
9 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.24%) Lotus
10 5 (4.24%) Toshiba
11 4 (3.39%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.39%) NetApp
11 4 (3.39%) Oracle
12 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
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