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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 33 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 84 93 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.27% 4.39% 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.64% 24.47% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 25
Average daily rate
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£280 £290 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £195 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
537 380 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.89% 17.94% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 199 230
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 56 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.84 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -15 29 £300 +4.43% 8
Worcestershire +3 16 £309 +2.91% 2
Coventry -4 7 £175 -24.73% 3
Staffordshire +1 6 £160 -50.76% 5
Shropshire -7 6 - -
Herefordshire -1 4 - - 1
West Bromwich - 4 £248 -
Solihull +10 2 £200 +25.00%
Warwickshire -28 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -7 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (66.25%) Active Directory
3 105 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (63.75%) VMware
5 66 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
6 64 (40.00%) Citrix
7 58 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 49 (30.63%) XenApp
10 47 (29.38%) SCCM
11 43 (26.88%) Windows 7
12 38 (23.75%) DNS
13 36 (22.50%) DHCP
14 34 (21.25%) SAN
15 31 (19.38%) XenDesktop
16 28 (17.50%) vSphere
17 26 (16.25%) SCOM
17 26 (16.25%) PowerShell
17 26 (16.25%) Windows XP
18 25 (15.63%) SQL
19 24 (15.00%) XenServer
20 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
20 23 (14.38%) HP
20 23 (14.38%) TCP/IP
21 22 (13.75%) Migration
21 22 (13.75%) MS Office
22 20 (12.50%) SQL Server
22 20 (12.50%) Windows 8
23 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 50 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.50%) IIS
7 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.50%) Apache
8 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.25%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.63%) Lync
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 22 (13.75%) MS Office
2 11 (6.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) ENOVIA
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.75%) DNS
2 36 (22.50%) DHCP
3 34 (21.25%) SAN
4 23 (14.38%) TCP/IP
5 19 (11.88%) VLAN
6 17 (10.63%) NAS
7 14 (8.75%) NetScaler
8 13 (8.13%) WAN
9 12 (7.50%) Firewall
10 9 (5.63%) LAN
11 7 (4.38%) VoIP
11 7 (4.38%) VPN
12 4 (2.50%) Wireless
13 3 (1.88%) FTP
14 2 (1.25%) ADSL
14 2 (1.25%) Internet
14 2 (1.25%) MPLS
14 2 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
15 1 (0.63%) Multicast
15 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.25%) DataStage
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (5.63%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Automotive
3 2 (1.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (18.13%) 3rd Line Support
3 23 (14.38%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.00%) Analyst
5 15 (9.38%) Server Engineer
6 12 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Support Specialist
8 10 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (6.25%) Administrator
9 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.75%) Support Technician
12 6 (3.75%) Citrix Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
13 5 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.75%) Middleware
2 3 (1.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.38%) PDA
3 10 (6.25%) Clustering
4 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.88%) Replication
6 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.25%) FMCG
6 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 58 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (26.88%) Windows 7
5 26 (16.25%) Windows XP
6 20 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.50%) Linux
8 9 (5.63%) UNIX
9 7 (4.38%) Solaris
10 4 (2.50%) AIX
10 4 (2.50%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.88%) SUSE
12 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.63%) HPUX
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.75%) Migration
2 14 (8.75%) Business Continuity
2 14 (8.75%) Incident Management
3 13 (8.13%) ITIL
4 6 (3.75%) Project Management
5 5 (3.13%) Workflow
5 5 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.50%) Validation
6 4 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.50%) CRM
6 4 (2.50%) PLM
7 3 (1.88%) Time Management
7 3 (1.88%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.25%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (1.25%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (1.25%) Business Transformation
8 2 (1.25%) Information Assurance
8 2 (1.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 25 (15.63%) SQL
3 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.50%) VB
4 4 (2.50%) VBA
4 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.25%) C
5 2 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.25%) MCSE
5 8 (5.00%) MCITP
6 5 (3.13%) MCP
7 4 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.88%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.25%) VCP4
9 2 (1.25%) MCTS
9 2 (1.25%) CCNP
9 2 (1.25%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 106 (66.25%) Active Directory
2 66 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (30.63%) XenApp
4 31 (19.38%) XenDesktop
5 28 (17.50%) vSphere
6 24 (15.00%) XenServer
7 11 (6.88%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.63%) VMware Server
9 8 (5.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.50%) NFS
11 4 (2.50%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (29.38%) SCCM
2 26 (16.25%) SCOM
3 8 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.88%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.25%) MOM
6 2 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.25%) Control-M
6 2 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 102 (63.75%) VMware
2 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 64 (40.00%) Citrix
4 23 (14.38%) HP
5 18 (11.25%) Dell
5 18 (11.25%) EMC
6 13 (8.13%) Cisco
7 8 (5.00%) Oracle
8 7 (4.38%) Symantec
9 6 (3.75%) NetApp
10 5 (3.13%) Lotus
10 5 (3.13%) IBM
11 4 (2.50%) SAP
11 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.50%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.88%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.88%) Juniper
13 2 (1.25%) BMC
13 2 (1.25%) Apple
13 2 (1.25%) Compaq
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