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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 82 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 61 60 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 2.38% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.53% 15.96% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 35
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £214 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.87 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% -16.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.60 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £20.90 £30.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
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
529 376 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.47% 14.90% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 171 231
Median daily rate £375 £330 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 78
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Shropshire -5 18 £338 - 1
Herefordshire 0 10 £325 -21.68%
Birmingham -18 10 £285 -5.00% 4
Worcestershire -7 6 £240 -42.85% 1
Solihull +3 4 £75 -
Staffordshire -2 4 £510 - 4
Coventry -12 3 £190 +80.95% 6
Warwickshire 0 1 £130 -66.66% 2
Walsall -2 1 £125 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (71.55%) Windows Server
3 72 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
5 52 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (40.52%) MS Exchange
7 43 (37.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (33.62%) VMware
9 32 (27.59%) Citrix
10 30 (25.86%) ITIL
10 30 (25.86%) Security Cleared
11 25 (21.55%) SCCM
11 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (21.55%) Cisco
12 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
13 23 (19.83%) WAN
13 23 (19.83%) Dell
13 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
13 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
13 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
14 21 (18.10%) MS Office
15 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
16 19 (16.38%) HP
16 19 (16.38%) DHCP
16 19 (16.38%) DNS
17 18 (15.52%) XenDesktop
18 17 (14.66%) Project Management
19 15 (12.93%) SharePoint
19 15 (12.93%) Skype for Business

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 47 (40.52%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.93%) SharePoint
3 15 (12.93%) Skype for Business
4 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.31%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.45%) Confluence
7 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.59%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (18.10%) MS Office
2 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.03%) Office 365
4 3 (2.59%) SaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.83%) WAN
2 19 (16.38%) DHCP
2 19 (16.38%) DNS
3 14 (12.07%) LAN
3 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.21%) SAN
5 12 (10.34%) Firewall
6 11 (9.48%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (9.48%) IP Telephony
7 10 (8.62%) NetScaler
7 10 (8.62%) VLAN
8 9 (7.76%) VPN
9 8 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (6.03%) IPv4
11 6 (5.17%) NAS
11 6 (5.17%) Wireless
12 5 (4.31%) Internet
13 4 (3.45%) Network Security
14 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (2.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.59%) MySQL
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.72%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.72%) HDInsight
7 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.72%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (1.72%) Power BI
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.86%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Back Office
3 3 (2.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
4 2 (1.72%) Military
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (18.10%) Architect
2 14 (12.07%) Analyst
2 14 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (9.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Administrator
5 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (6.03%) IT Support
7 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Citrix Support
7 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.17%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Build Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.86%) .NET
1 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.03%) Clustering
4 7 (6.03%) Replication
5 6 (5.17%) CESG
6 5 (4.31%) PDA
6 5 (4.31%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.86%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.86%) FMCG
9 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.86%) NHS
9 1 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (71.55%) Windows Server
3 52 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (37.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
6 13 (11.21%) Windows 8
6 13 (11.21%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.76%) Android
8 7 (6.03%) Linux
8 7 (6.03%) Unix
8 7 (6.03%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.31%) CentOS
10 2 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.86%) AIX
11 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.86%) Solaris
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) ITIL
2 17 (14.66%) Project Management
3 11 (9.48%) Migration
4 8 (6.90%) Service Management
4 8 (6.90%) System Testing
5 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
5 5 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 4 (3.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (3.45%) DevOps
6 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.45%) Project Planning
6 4 (3.45%) Server Building
7 3 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.59%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (1.72%) Analytics
8 2 (1.72%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.72%) SDLC
8 2 (1.72%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.21%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.59%) Java
4 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.62%) MCSE
4 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.90%) MCSA
5 7 (6.03%) MOS
6 4 (3.45%) CCNA
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.59%) CCNP
7 3 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.72%) CCA
8 2 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.72%) CISSP
8 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.72%) CLAS
8 2 (1.72%) ISEB
8 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.86%) GPG13
2 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.52%) XenDesktop
5 13 (11.21%) XenApp
6 11 (9.48%) XenServer
7 10 (8.62%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (8.62%) vSphere
8 6 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (5.17%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (21.55%) SCCM
2 9 (7.76%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.31%) SCOM
4 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.59%) Puppet
5 3 (2.59%) Terraform
6 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.86%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.86%) Netcool
7 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.86%) SCSM
7 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
2 39 (33.62%) VMware
3 32 (27.59%) Citrix
4 25 (21.55%) Cisco
5 23 (19.83%) Dell
6 19 (16.38%) HP
7 10 (8.62%) Symantec
8 9 (7.76%) Rackspace
8 9 (7.76%) Sophos
9 8 (6.90%) LANDesk
10 7 (6.03%) Avaya
10 7 (6.03%) Toshiba
11 6 (5.17%) EMC
11 6 (5.17%) IBM
12 5 (4.31%) Intel Security
12 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.45%) Lotus
13 4 (3.45%) Oracle
14 3 (2.59%) NetApp
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