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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 50 51 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 79 72 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.35% 3.07% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 14.60% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 40
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £187 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
395 493 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 21.04% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 220 151
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 60
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 21 £300 +3.44% 7
Coventry +15 13 £358 +26.54% 11
Worcestershire -1 12 £148 -53.01% 1
Staffordshire -1 7 - - 6
Shropshire -10 6 £150 -53.71% 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £238 - 2
Wolverhampton +3 2 £138 -15.38% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £388 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (62.01%) Active Directory
3 99 (55.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (44.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (41.90%) VMware
6 73 (40.78%) Microsoft
7 46 (25.70%) MS Exchange
8 40 (22.35%) Citrix
9 37 (20.67%) ITIL
10 34 (18.99%) SAN
11 33 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (16.76%) MS Office
12 30 (16.76%) Windows XP
13 29 (16.20%) Windows 7
14 26 (14.53%) SQL Server
15 25 (13.97%) HP
16 23 (12.85%) SQL
16 23 (12.85%) DHCP
17 22 (12.29%) MS Excel
18 21 (11.73%) DNS
19 19 (10.61%) LAN
20 18 (10.06%) Finance
20 18 (10.06%) Cisco
20 18 (10.06%) IIS
20 18 (10.06%) XenApp
21 17 (9.50%) WAN
21 17 (9.50%) PowerShell
21 17 (9.50%) SCOM
22 16 (8.94%) SCCM
22 16 (8.94%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (25.70%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.06%) IIS
3 15 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.26%) Lync
5 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.79%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.23%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.68%) Apache
8 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (16.76%) MS Office
2 22 (12.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.12%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.47%) Office 365
3 3 (1.68%) Yammer
4 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.99%) SAN
2 23 (12.85%) DHCP
3 21 (11.73%) DNS
4 19 (10.61%) LAN
5 17 (9.50%) WAN
6 16 (8.94%) Firewall
7 11 (6.15%) Wireless
7 11 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 10 (5.59%) NAS
9 8 (4.47%) Internet
10 5 (2.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.79%) Intranet
11 4 (2.23%) VPN
11 4 (2.23%) VLAN
11 4 (2.23%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (1.68%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.12%) SMS
13 2 (1.12%) VoIP
13 2 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) HOLAP
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) MOLAP
5 1 (0.56%) ROLAP
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MSI
2 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (10.06%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Banking
3 5 (2.79%) Automotive
4 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (15.08%) Analyst
2 21 (11.73%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.61%) Server Engineer
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (5.03%) Administrator
9 9 (5.03%) Consultant
9 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Architect
10 7 (3.91%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 6 (3.35%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.79%) Applications Packager
12 5 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) .NET
2 3 (1.68%) XML
2 3 (1.68%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.68%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.12%) jQuery
3 2 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) SOAP
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) RSS
4 1 (0.56%) WinForms
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.56%) Ajax
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) NancyFx
4 1 (0.56%) WCF
4 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.59%) Clustering
3 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.23%) PKI
4 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.56%) PDA
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (55.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 80 (44.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (16.76%) Windows XP
5 29 (16.20%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.94%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.26%) Linux
8 11 (6.15%) Windows 2000
8 11 (6.15%) UNIX
9 8 (4.47%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (4.47%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.35%) Solaris
11 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.56%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.56%) AIX
14 1 (0.56%) HPUX
14 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.67%) ITIL
2 15 (8.38%) Migration
2 15 (8.38%) Patch Management
3 9 (5.03%) Service Management
4 6 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (3.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (2.79%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (2.79%) ITIL V3
5 5 (2.79%) ITSM
5 5 (2.79%) Data Security
6 4 (2.23%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.23%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.23%) Server Building
7 3 (1.68%) Office Automation
7 3 (1.68%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.68%) Change Management
7 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.85%) SQL
2 17 (9.50%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.91%) VB
4 5 (2.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.68%) PHP
5 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.12%) VBScript
6 2 (1.12%) C#
6 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.12%) VBA
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.91%) MCSE
4 4 (2.23%) NVQ Level 4
5 3 (1.68%) MCITP
5 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.12%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) Degree
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.56%) MCTS
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CCDP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) SLA
2 5 (2.79%) QA
System Software
1 111 (62.01%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.06%) XenApp
4 16 (8.94%) vSphere
5 11 (6.15%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.59%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.79%) XenServer
9 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.12%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (9.50%) SCOM
2 16 (8.94%) SCCM
3 7 (3.91%) SCOrch
3 7 (3.91%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.35%) Unicenter
4 6 (3.35%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.79%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.68%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.12%) DameWare
7 2 (1.12%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView
8 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 75 (41.90%) VMware
2 73 (40.78%) Microsoft
3 40 (22.35%) Citrix
4 25 (13.97%) HP
5 18 (10.06%) Cisco
6 14 (7.82%) NetApp
7 10 (5.59%) IBM
7 10 (5.59%) Veeam
8 9 (5.03%) Symantec
9 8 (4.47%) CA
10 6 (3.35%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.35%) Lotus
11 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.23%) AppSense
12 4 (2.23%) Adobe
13 3 (1.68%) EMC
13 3 (1.68%) Panasonic
14 2 (1.12%) Remedy
14 2 (1.12%) Autodesk
14 2 (1.12%) Spiceworks
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