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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 87 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.84% 2.58% 3.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.13% 14.25% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 22
Average daily rate
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£291 £400 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +64.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £178 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £20.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
480 400 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.18% 18.10% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 151
Average daily rate £300 £311 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 66 53
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -5 20 £350 +16.66% 10
Warwickshire +12 16 £213 -47.69% 1
Coventry +8 14 £318 -29.44% 4
Herefordshire +2 9 £130 -62.85%
Shropshire -8 7 £250 -37.50%
Worcestershire +3 5 £225 -18.18% 3
Staffordshire -1 3 £275 - 3
Dudley - 3 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £425 -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (61.02%) Active Directory
3 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (50.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (38.98%) Microsoft
6 65 (36.72%) VMware
7 49 (27.68%) MS Exchange
8 47 (26.55%) DNS
9 46 (25.99%) DHCP
10 45 (25.42%) ITIL
11 37 (20.90%) Citrix
12 34 (19.21%) SCCM
12 34 (19.21%) SCOM
12 34 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (17.51%) MS Office
14 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (15.25%) Windows XP
16 25 (14.12%) SAN
16 25 (14.12%) PowerShell
17 24 (13.56%) Hyper-V
17 24 (13.56%) XenApp
17 24 (13.56%) HP
18 23 (12.99%) Linux
18 23 (12.99%) Windows 7
19 22 (12.43%) LAN
20 20 (11.30%) WAN
20 20 (11.30%) SQL Server
21 19 (10.73%) SQL
21 19 (10.73%) UNIX
21 19 (10.73%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 49 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (4.52%) IBM Notes
5 7 (3.95%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.39%) IIS
7 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.26%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.69%) Lync
10 2 (1.13%) Apache
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (17.51%) MS Office
2 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.55%) DNS
2 46 (25.99%) DHCP
3 25 (14.12%) SAN
4 22 (12.43%) LAN
5 20 (11.30%) WAN
6 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.91%) Firewall
7 14 (7.91%) NAS
8 5 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.82%) VLAN
8 5 (2.82%) VoIP
9 4 (2.26%) VPN
10 3 (1.69%) Internet
11 2 (1.13%) Network Security
11 2 (1.13%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.13%) SMS
11 2 (1.13%) Intranet
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.56%) Wireless
12 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) MS Access
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 6 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.69%) Automotive
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.13%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (19.21%) Analyst
2 30 (16.95%) Server Engineer
3 23 (12.99%) Support Analyst
4 22 (12.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (10.73%) Support Engineer
7 16 (9.04%) Server Support
8 15 (8.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (6.78%) Administrator
10 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 10 (5.65%) Server Analyst
11 9 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (5.08%) Consultant
12 8 (4.52%) Server Support Analyst
13 7 (3.95%) Senior Server Engineer
14 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (3.39%) Architect
14 6 (3.39%) Desktop Support
14 6 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) .NET
2 4 (2.26%) Web Services
2 4 (2.26%) XML
2 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.26%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) WinForms
4 1 (0.56%) Ajax
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) SOAP
4 1 (0.56%) WCF
4 1 (0.56%) WPF
4 1 (0.56%) jQuery
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) NancyFx
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
4 1 (0.56%) ODBC
4 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.82%) PKI
1 5 (2.82%) Blackberry
1 5 (2.82%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.69%) PDA
3 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.56%) iSeries
4 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 89 (50.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (15.25%) Windows XP
5 23 (12.99%) Windows 7
5 23 (12.99%) Linux
6 19 (10.73%) UNIX
7 13 (7.34%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.39%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.26%) Solaris
9 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Android
12 1 (0.56%) CentOS
12 1 (0.56%) Fedora
12 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.42%) ITIL
2 12 (6.78%) Change Management
2 12 (6.78%) Business Continuity
2 12 (6.78%) Migration
3 10 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (4.52%) PRINCE2
5 7 (3.95%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.39%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.82%) Network Management
7 5 (2.82%) Process Management
7 5 (2.82%) Data Security
7 5 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.69%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.13%) Workflow
10 2 (1.13%) PRINCE
10 2 (1.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.12%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.73%) SQL
3 5 (2.82%) VB
4 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.69%) VBScript
5 2 (1.13%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) C#
6 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.73%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.60%) MCSE
4 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.21%) MCITP
6 8 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.95%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.39%) MCP
8 6 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.39%) CCNP
9 5 (2.82%) CCNA
9 5 (2.82%) CCDP
9 5 (2.82%) CCA
9 5 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.26%) CCEA
10 4 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.26%) MCTS
11 2 (1.13%) MCSA
11 2 (1.13%) VCP4
12 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.34%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.56%) Hyper-V
3 24 (13.56%) XenApp
4 19 (10.73%) vSphere
5 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.82%) XenServer
7 4 (2.26%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Postfix
9 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (19.21%) SCCM
1 34 (19.21%) SCOM
2 11 (6.21%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.52%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.26%) SCSM
5 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.69%) OpenView
5 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.56%) WSUS
7 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 69 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 65 (36.72%) VMware
3 37 (20.90%) Citrix
4 24 (13.56%) HP
5 15 (8.47%) Cisco
5 15 (8.47%) EMC
6 9 (5.08%) Lotus
7 8 (4.52%) NetApp
7 8 (4.52%) IBM
8 7 (3.95%) Symantec
9 5 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.26%) Dell
10 4 (2.26%) Adobe
10 4 (2.26%) Veeam
11 2 (1.13%) AppSense
11 2 (1.13%) Spiceworks
12 1 (0.56%) Meraki
12 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.56%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.56%) Panasonic
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