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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 106 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.95% 3.32% 3.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.70% 16.63% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 21
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£300 £291 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £490 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £19.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -39.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
512 469 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.06% 19.96% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 230 138
Average daily rate £325 £291 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +2 28 £338 +31.06% 8
Warwickshire +10 15 £325 -1.88%
Coventry +8 14 £334 -12.74% 7
Herefordshire -1 11 £300 -
Staffordshire -12 9 £288 +12.74% 4
Shropshire -22 5 £250 -48.97% 5
Wolverhampton +8 4 £138 -15.38%
Worcestershire 0 4 £148 -52.25%
Dudley - 4 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (66.49%) Active Directory
3 97 (51.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (48.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (40.96%) Microsoft
6 76 (40.43%) VMware
7 49 (26.06%) Citrix
8 46 (24.47%) MS Exchange
9 45 (23.94%) ITIL
10 42 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (20.21%) DHCP
12 37 (19.68%) SAN
13 36 (19.15%) DNS
14 30 (15.96%) Windows XP
14 30 (15.96%) HP
14 30 (15.96%) XenApp
15 29 (15.43%) SCCM
15 29 (15.43%) MS Office
16 25 (13.30%) SQL
17 24 (12.77%) LAN
18 23 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
18 23 (12.23%) vSphere
19 22 (11.70%) MS Excel
19 22 (11.70%) WAN
20 21 (11.17%) Finance
20 21 (11.17%) Windows 7
20 21 (11.17%) SCOM
20 21 (11.17%) PowerShell
21 20 (10.64%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 46 (24.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.85%) Lync
4 10 (5.32%) IIS
5 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.19%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.66%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.60%) Apache
8 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (15.43%) MS Office
2 22 (11.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.21%) DHCP
2 37 (19.68%) SAN
3 36 (19.15%) DNS
4 24 (12.77%) LAN
5 22 (11.70%) WAN
6 19 (10.11%) Firewall
7 14 (7.45%) NAS
8 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.79%) Internet
9 6 (3.19%) VLAN
9 6 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (3.19%) Wireless
10 4 (2.13%) Intranet
10 4 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (1.60%) VPN
11 3 (1.60%) Network Security
12 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.06%) SMS
13 1 (0.53%) HTTP
13 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) MSI
2 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 21 (11.17%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.13%) Automotive
4 2 (1.06%) Local Government
4 2 (1.06%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (14.89%) Analyst
2 27 (14.36%) Server Engineer
3 22 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 20 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (9.04%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.51%) Windows Server Engineer
7 14 (7.45%) Administrator
8 13 (6.91%) Server Support
9 11 (5.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 10 (5.32%) Server Analyst
10 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) Server Support Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) Help Desk Support
13 5 (2.66%) Consultant
13 5 (2.66%) Applications Packager
13 5 (2.66%) Architect
13 5 (2.66%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) .NET
2 4 (2.13%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.13%) Web Services
2 4 (2.13%) XML
3 3 (1.60%) XML Schema
4 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.06%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.53%) NancyFx
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) ODBC
5 1 (0.53%) WCF
5 1 (0.53%) WPF
5 1 (0.53%) jQuery
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.26%) Clustering
2 7 (3.72%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.19%) PKI
4 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.13%) PDA
5 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (51.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 91 (48.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (15.96%) Windows XP
5 21 (11.17%) Windows 7
6 17 (9.04%) Linux
7 14 (7.45%) UNIX
7 14 (7.45%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.91%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.66%) Solaris
10 5 (2.66%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.94%) ITIL
2 16 (8.51%) Migration
3 8 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (3.19%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.19%) Data Security
4 6 (3.19%) PRINCE2
5 5 (2.66%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (2.66%) Change Management
5 5 (2.66%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.13%) Business Continuity
6 4 (2.13%) Project Management
6 4 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.13%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.60%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (1.60%) Service Management
7 3 (1.60%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.06%) Network Management
8 2 (1.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.30%) SQL
2 21 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.19%) VB
4 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.60%) PHP
5 3 (1.60%) VBScript
6 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.06%) VBA
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.91%) MCSE
4 10 (5.32%) MCITP
5 6 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.19%) MCP
6 5 (2.66%) CCA
6 5 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.66%) MCTS
7 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.13%) CCEA
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.60%) CCNP
9 2 (1.06%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (1.06%) MCSA
9 2 (1.06%) CCNA
9 2 (1.06%) CCDP
9 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 125 (66.49%) Active Directory
2 42 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.96%) XenApp
4 23 (12.23%) vSphere
5 20 (10.64%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.72%) XenServer
8 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.06%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (15.43%) SCCM
2 21 (11.17%) SCOM
3 9 (4.79%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.79%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.13%) SCSM
6 3 (1.60%) OpenView
6 3 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.06%) DameWare
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.53%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 76 (40.43%) VMware
3 49 (26.06%) Citrix
4 30 (15.96%) HP
5 15 (7.98%) NetApp
5 15 (7.98%) Cisco
6 11 (5.85%) IBM
7 9 (4.79%) Symantec
8 8 (4.26%) EMC
9 7 (3.72%) Lotus
9 7 (3.72%) Veeam
10 6 (3.19%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.66%) Dell
12 4 (2.13%) AppSense
12 4 (2.13%) Adobe
13 3 (1.60%) Panasonic
14 2 (1.06%) Remedy
14 2 (1.06%) Spiceworks
15 1 (0.53%) Meraki
15 1 (0.53%) webMethods
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
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Rate: Attractive
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
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Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 17 days ago