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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 89 65 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 2.97% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.02% 15.22% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 21
Average daily rate
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£304 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.06% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £465 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.38 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -38.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
494 427 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.30% 19.49% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 142
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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 -14 22 £300 -17.80% 6
Warwickshire +14 19 £325 -18.75% 2
Coventry +9 15 £310 -31.11% 7
Herefordshire 0 11 £200 -
Staffordshire -9 4 £275 +10.00% 6
Dudley - 4 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 - -
Worcestershire -2 1 - - 5
Solihull - 1 £425 - 2
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 3
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (65.73%) Active Directory
3 90 (50.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (47.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
6 67 (37.64%) VMware
7 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
7 48 (26.97%) ITIL
8 45 (25.28%) Citrix
9 42 (23.60%) DHCP
10 41 (23.03%) DNS
11 35 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (17.42%) SAN
13 29 (16.29%) MS Office
13 29 (16.29%) SCCM
14 26 (14.61%) XenApp
14 26 (14.61%) SQL
15 25 (14.04%) Windows XP
15 25 (14.04%) HP
15 25 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (13.48%) SCOM
17 21 (11.80%) LAN
18 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
18 20 (11.24%) Linux
18 20 (11.24%) vSphere
18 20 (11.24%) Hyper-V
19 19 (10.67%) Security Cleared
19 19 (10.67%) PowerShell
19 19 (10.67%) WAN
20 18 (10.11%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (26.97%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.74%) Lync
4 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.62%) IIS
5 8 (4.49%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.93%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (16.29%) MS Office
2 14 (7.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.60%) DHCP
2 41 (23.03%) DNS
3 31 (17.42%) SAN
4 21 (11.80%) LAN
5 19 (10.67%) WAN
6 18 (10.11%) NAS
7 15 (8.43%) Firewall
8 11 (6.18%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (3.37%) Internet
11 5 (2.81%) VLAN
12 4 (2.25%) Intranet
12 4 (2.25%) Network Security
13 3 (1.69%) VPN
14 2 (1.12%) SMS
14 2 (1.12%) Wireless
15 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
15 1 (0.56%) SSH
15 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
15 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (9.55%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Local Government
4 2 (1.12%) Automotive
4 2 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (19.10%) Analyst
2 26 (14.61%) Server Engineer
3 23 (12.92%) Support Analyst
3 23 (12.92%) Support Engineer
4 22 (12.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (10.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (8.43%) Server Support
9 14 (7.87%) Administrator
10 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 11 (6.18%) Windows Server Engineer
11 11 (6.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Server Analyst
13 8 (4.49%) Server Support Analyst
13 8 (4.49%) Consultant
14 6 (3.37%) Architect
14 6 (3.37%) Desktop Support
14 6 (3.37%) Help Desk Support
14 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) .NET
2 4 (2.25%) Web Services
2 4 (2.25%) XML
2 4 (2.25%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.69%) XML Schema
4 2 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.56%) NancyFx
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) WCF
5 1 (0.56%) WPF
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) WinForms
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) ODBC
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.37%) Clustering
3 5 (2.81%) PKI
3 5 (2.81%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.81%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.25%) PDA
5 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.56%) iSeries
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (50.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 85 (47.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (14.04%) Windows XP
5 20 (11.24%) Linux
6 18 (10.11%) UNIX
7 17 (9.55%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.62%) Windows 2000
10 7 (3.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.69%) Solaris
11 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.56%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) CentOS
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Fedora
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.97%) ITIL
2 14 (7.87%) Migration
3 12 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (4.49%) PRINCE2
5 7 (3.93%) Change Management
5 7 (3.93%) Data Security
5 7 (3.93%) Load Balancing
6 6 (3.37%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.37%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.81%) Process Management
7 5 (2.81%) Network Management
8 4 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.25%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.69%) Project Management
10 2 (1.12%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (1.12%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.12%) PRINCE
10 2 (1.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.61%) SQL
2 19 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.25%) VB
4 3 (1.69%) VBScript
4 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.56%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) C#
6 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.55%) MCSE
4 13 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.18%) MCITP
6 7 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.37%) MCP
7 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.37%) CCNP
8 5 (2.81%) CCNA
8 5 (2.81%) CCDP
8 5 (2.81%) CCA
8 5 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.25%) CCEA
9 4 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.25%) MCTS
10 2 (1.12%) MCSA
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.43%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (65.73%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (14.61%) XenApp
4 20 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 20 (11.24%) vSphere
5 6 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.81%) XenServer
6 5 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.56%) Postfix
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (16.29%) SCCM
2 24 (13.48%) SCOM
3 9 (5.06%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.49%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.81%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.25%) SCSM
7 3 (1.69%) OpenView
7 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 67 (37.64%) VMware
3 45 (25.28%) Citrix
4 25 (14.04%) HP
5 17 (9.55%) Cisco
6 12 (6.74%) NetApp
7 11 (6.18%) IBM
8 9 (5.06%) Lotus
8 9 (5.06%) EMC
9 7 (3.93%) Symantec
10 5 (2.81%) Dell
10 5 (2.81%) Veeam
11 4 (2.25%) Adobe
11 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.12%) AppSense
12 2 (1.12%) Spiceworks
13 1 (0.56%) Meraki
13 1 (0.56%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.56%) Kronos
13 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago