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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / West Midlands
Rank 76 99 39
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -60
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 43 27 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.02% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.11% 4.62% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 38
Median daily rate £275 £318 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% +10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £349 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 25
Median hourly rate £11.75 £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -36.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £18.60 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
355 584 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 22.16% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 290 221
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 91
Median hourly rate £14.24 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +2 16 £118 -63.84% 1
Herefordshire - 8 £650 - 1
Shropshire +29 6 £425 - 8
Staffordshire - 5 £225 - 1
Coventry -9 3 £300 -3.22% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £363 - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 50 (69.44%) Active Directory
4 41 (56.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
6 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
7 18 (25.00%) VMware
8 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 16 (22.22%) Office 365
9 13 (18.06%) SQL
10 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
11 10 (13.89%) Cisco
11 10 (13.89%) MS Office
11 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (13.89%) SCCM
11 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
12 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
12 9 (12.50%) DNS
12 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.50%) ITIL
13 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.11%) Citrix
13 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
14 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
15 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
15 6 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (6.94%) Migration

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 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Office
2 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) DNS
2 5 (6.94%) DHCP
2 5 (6.94%) WAN
3 4 (5.56%) LAN
3 4 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (5.56%) Skype
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.17%) VoIP
5 2 (2.78%) Firewall
5 2 (2.78%) SAN
5 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.78%) VLAN
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 1 (1.39%) 3G
6 1 (1.39%) Internet
6 1 (1.39%) Intranet
6 1 (1.39%) MPLS
6 1 (1.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
1 4 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (9.72%) Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Server Support
5 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.17%) ICT Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) Office 365 Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Active Directory Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (2.78%) Build Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) ICT Technician
7 2 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
1 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) EDI
2 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) AS400
5 1 (1.39%) CMDB
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 41 (56.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
4 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
6 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.56%) Android
8 3 (4.17%) Linux
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.78%) Unix
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.39%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (6.94%) Change Management
2 5 (6.94%) Migration
3 4 (5.56%) Service Management
4 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
4 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.17%) High Availability
5 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.78%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (2.78%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (2.78%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.39%) DevOps
6 1 (1.39%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.39%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (1.39%) Security Operations
6 1 (1.39%) Server Building
6 1 (1.39%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.78%) C
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) PHP
4 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) MCSE
4 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) DBS Check
5 3 (4.17%) MCITP
5 3 (4.17%) MOS
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.78%) MCSA
6 2 (2.78%) MCTS
6 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.39%) CCA
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.39%) ISEB
7 1 (1.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) GPG13
1 1 (1.39%) QA
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.17%) vSphere
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) WSUS
3 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.39%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.39%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.39%) Netcool
4 1 (1.39%) Puppet
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) VMware
3 10 (13.89%) Cisco
4 8 (11.11%) Citrix
5 4 (5.56%) Dell
5 4 (5.56%) HP
6 3 (4.17%) Avaya
6 3 (4.17%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.17%) NetApp
6 3 (4.17%) Toshiba
7 2 (2.78%) Apple
7 2 (2.78%) Cognos
7 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.78%) Veritas
8 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) Sun
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