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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.89% 3.24% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.93% 15.49% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 56
Average daily rate
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£288 £290 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £181 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £10.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £31.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
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
396 536 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.14% 20.93% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 235 201
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 -1 23 £288 -4.16% 7
Worcestershire -2 17 £365 +15.87% 1
Herefordshire +2 5 £415 -
Coventry +1 5 £248 +41.42% 1
Staffordshire -10 5 - - 2
Warwickshire +7 3 £390 - 1
Shropshire -8 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (57.99%) Active Directory
2 98 (57.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 78 (46.15%) VMware
4 73 (43.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (40.24%) Microsoft
6 44 (26.04%) MS Exchange
7 39 (23.08%) Citrix
8 36 (21.30%) Windows 7
9 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
9 33 (19.53%) SAN
10 31 (18.34%) ITIL
10 31 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (15.98%) SQL
12 25 (14.79%) MS Excel
13 23 (13.61%) MS Office
14 22 (13.02%) HP
15 21 (12.43%) Cisco
15 21 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (11.83%) Windows XP
17 17 (10.06%) DHCP
17 17 (10.06%) IIS
18 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (9.47%) DNS
18 16 (9.47%) PowerShell
18 16 (9.47%) Firewall
19 15 (8.88%) SCCM
19 15 (8.88%) Lync
20 14 (8.28%) XenApp
20 14 (8.28%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (10.06%) IIS
4 15 (8.88%) Lync
5 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.37%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.37%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 23 (13.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.78%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.18%) Vectorworks
4 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.14%) Office 365
3 3 (1.78%) Yammer
4 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.53%) SAN
2 17 (10.06%) DHCP
3 16 (9.47%) Firewall
3 16 (9.47%) DNS
4 14 (8.28%) LAN
5 13 (7.69%) WAN
6 12 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 12 (7.10%) Wireless
7 8 (4.73%) NAS
7 8 (4.73%) VPN
7 8 (4.73%) Internet
8 7 (4.14%) Unified Communications
9 5 (2.96%) VLAN
10 4 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.37%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.78%) Intranet
11 3 (1.78%) VoIP
12 2 (1.18%) ADSL
12 2 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.37%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.37%) MySQL
4 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.59%) HOLAP
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) ROLAP
7 1 (0.59%) DB2
7 1 (0.59%) MOLAP
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) MSI
2 4 (2.37%) Subversion
2 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (8.28%) Finance
2 5 (2.96%) Banking
3 3 (1.78%) Automotive
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Support Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Server Engineer
3 20 (11.83%) Windows Server Engineer
4 17 (10.06%) Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.51%) Consultant
9 10 (5.92%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Architect
10 7 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.55%) Administrator
12 5 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
13 4 (2.37%) Technical Consultant
13 4 (2.37%) Service Analyst
13 4 (2.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) XML
2 5 (2.96%) .NET
3 4 (2.37%) XSLT
4 3 (1.78%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.78%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.18%) jQuery
5 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.59%) MDX
6 1 (0.59%) RSS
6 1 (0.59%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) Clustering
2 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.59%) NHS
4 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.59%) PKI
4 1 (0.59%) PDA
4 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.59%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (57.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 73 (43.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (21.30%) Windows 7
5 20 (11.83%) Windows XP
6 14 (8.28%) Linux
7 12 (7.10%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.51%) UNIX
9 9 (5.33%) Solaris
9 9 (5.33%) Windows Vista
10 8 (4.73%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.37%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.78%) Android
12 3 (1.78%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) ITIL
2 11 (6.51%) Migration
3 9 (5.33%) Service Management
4 8 (4.73%) Patch Management
5 7 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (4.14%) ITIL V3
6 6 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.96%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (2.96%) ITSM
7 5 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (2.96%) Office Automation
8 4 (2.37%) Data Security
8 4 (2.37%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.37%) Software Distribution
8 4 (2.37%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.37%) Load Balancing
9 3 (1.78%) Project Management
9 3 (1.78%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.98%) SQL
2 16 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.73%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.96%) VB
6 4 (2.37%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.18%) C#
7 2 (1.18%) PHP
7 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.10%) MCSE
3 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.96%) MCP
5 4 (2.37%) NVQ Level 4
5 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.78%) Degree
7 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.59%) MCTS
8 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) CCA
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) QA
System Software
1 98 (57.99%) Active Directory
2 31 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.28%) XenApp
4 11 (6.51%) vSphere
5 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.92%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.96%) XenServer
8 4 (2.37%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.37%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.18%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.18%) IAG
10 2 (1.18%) UAG
11 1 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) SCCM
2 11 (6.51%) SCOM
3 8 (4.73%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.14%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.55%) Unicenter
6 4 (2.37%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.37%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Intune
7 3 (1.78%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.18%) DameWare
9 1 (0.59%) WSUS
9 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 78 (46.15%) VMware
2 68 (40.24%) Microsoft
3 39 (23.08%) Citrix
4 22 (13.02%) HP
5 21 (12.43%) Cisco
6 12 (7.10%) NetApp
7 8 (4.73%) Veeam
7 8 (4.73%) IBM
7 8 (4.73%) CA
8 6 (3.55%) Oracle
8 6 (3.55%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.37%) Symantec
9 4 (2.37%) Lotus
9 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.37%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.78%) SAP
10 3 (1.78%) Dell
10 3 (1.78%) EMC
10 3 (1.78%) Panasonic
10 3 (1.78%) LANDesk
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