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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 93 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.79% 3.50% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.85% 16.40% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £458 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 15
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 £9.60 £10.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -21.42%
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
446 494 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.16% 21.35% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 229 120
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 58
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -4 22 £348 +45.54% 4
Coventry +14 18 £341 +8.25% 11
Warwickshire +12 11 £325 +30.00% 1
Staffordshire -3 9 £300 +17.64% 6
Worcestershire -2 7 £148 -53.01% 2
Shropshire -15 7 £200 -51.33% 1
Herefordshire -1 4 £388 -
Wolverhampton +1 3 £138 -15.38% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 101 (56.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (41.11%) VMware
6 71 (39.44%) Microsoft
7 44 (24.44%) MS Exchange
8 42 (23.33%) Citrix
9 38 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (20.00%) SAN
11 33 (18.33%) ITIL
12 31 (17.22%) Windows XP
13 29 (16.11%) HP
14 28 (15.56%) MS Office
15 27 (15.00%) SQL
15 27 (15.00%) Windows 7
16 26 (14.44%) SQL Server
16 26 (14.44%) DHCP
17 25 (13.89%) DNS
18 23 (12.78%) LAN
19 22 (12.22%) XenApp
19 22 (12.22%) Finance
20 21 (11.67%) PowerShell
20 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
21 20 (11.11%) WAN
22 19 (10.56%) SCCM
22 19 (10.56%) SCOM
23 18 (10.00%) vSphere
23 18 (10.00%) Patch Management
24 17 (9.44%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.44%) IIS
3 16 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.11%) Lync
5 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.67%) Apache
10 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (15.56%) MS Office
2 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.56%) Vectorworks
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.44%) Office 365
3 3 (1.67%) Yammer
4 2 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.00%) SAN
2 26 (14.44%) DHCP
3 25 (13.89%) DNS
4 23 (12.78%) LAN
5 20 (11.11%) WAN
6 16 (8.89%) Firewall
7 12 (6.67%) NAS
8 10 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.00%) Wireless
9 9 (5.00%) Internet
10 6 (3.33%) VLAN
11 5 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.78%) VPN
12 4 (2.22%) Intranet
12 4 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.11%) SMS
13 2 (1.11%) Network Security
13 2 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) HOLAP
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) MOLAP
5 1 (0.56%) ROLAP
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) MSI
2 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (12.22%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Banking
3 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.22%) Automotive
4 2 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (13.33%) Analyst
2 21 (11.67%) Server Engineer
2 21 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 14 (7.78%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (6.67%) Administrator
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) Consultant
10 8 (4.44%) Server Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Server Support
12 6 (3.33%) Applications Packager
12 6 (3.33%) Server Support Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
13 5 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
13 5 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.89%) .NET
2 4 (2.22%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.67%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.67%) XML
4 2 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.11%) Web Services
4 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.11%) jQuery
4 2 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.56%) NancyFx
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.56%) WinForms
5 1 (0.56%) WCF
5 1 (0.56%) WPF
5 1 (0.56%) MDX
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.56%) Clustering
3 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.78%) PKI
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.67%) PDA
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (56.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 80 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (17.22%) Windows XP
5 27 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.89%) Linux
7 15 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 13 (7.22%) UNIX
9 11 (6.11%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (3.33%) Solaris
12 5 (2.78%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.11%) Android
14 2 (1.11%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.56%) AIX
15 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.33%) ITIL
2 18 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 17 (9.44%) Migration
4 6 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (2.78%) Server Building
5 5 (2.78%) Data Security
5 5 (2.78%) Change Management
6 4 (2.22%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (2.22%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.67%) Service Management
8 2 (1.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.11%) Project Management
8 2 (1.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.00%) SQL
2 21 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.33%) VB
4 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.67%) VBScript
5 3 (1.67%) PHP
6 2 (1.11%) C#
6 2 (1.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.11%) VBA
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) MCSE
5 5 (2.78%) MCITP
6 4 (2.22%) MCP
7 3 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.67%) MCTS
7 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.67%) CCA
7 3 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.11%) CCEA
8 2 (1.11%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.56%) Degree
9 1 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) CCDP
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 115 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 38 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.22%) XenApp
4 18 (10.00%) vSphere
5 16 (8.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.33%) XenServer
9 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.11%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.56%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (10.56%) SCCM
1 19 (10.56%) SCOM
2 8 (4.44%) SCOrch
3 7 (3.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.78%) Unicenter
5 5 (2.78%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.22%) Windows Intune
7 3 (1.67%) OpenView
8 2 (1.11%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.11%) DameWare
9 1 (0.56%) SCSM
9 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (41.11%) VMware
2 71 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 42 (23.33%) Citrix
4 29 (16.11%) HP
5 15 (8.33%) Cisco
6 14 (7.78%) NetApp
7 9 (5.00%) Symantec
7 9 (5.00%) IBM
7 9 (5.00%) Veeam
8 7 (3.89%) CA
9 6 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.33%) Lotus
10 5 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.78%) EMC
11 4 (2.22%) Dell
11 4 (2.22%) Adobe
11 4 (2.22%) Panasonic
11 4 (2.22%) AppSense
12 3 (1.67%) Spiceworks
13 2 (1.11%) Remedy
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