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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 98 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.22% 2.48% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.33% 12.59% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £184 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £27.50 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.52%
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
507 421 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.83% 19.70% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 209 167
Average daily rate £325 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 67 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +2 31 £350 +24.44% 7
Shropshire +6 17 £253 -41.95% 7
Herefordshire -2 14 £350 -
Warwickshire +4 12 £275 +30.95%
Coventry +2 7 £190 - 4
Worcestershire -4 6 £225 -18.18% 2
Wolverhampton +2 1 - - 1
Staffordshire +1 1 £150 - 8
Walsall - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Brierley Hill - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (63.74%) Active Directory
3 110 (60.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (52.20%) VMware
5 79 (43.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (41.76%) Microsoft
7 64 (35.16%) MS Exchange
8 57 (31.32%) Citrix
9 52 (28.57%) DNS
9 52 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 50 (27.47%) DHCP
11 42 (23.08%) XenApp
12 39 (21.43%) SCCM
13 37 (20.33%) SAN
14 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (18.68%) ITIL
14 34 (18.68%) Windows 7
15 29 (15.93%) Windows XP
16 27 (14.84%) SQL
16 27 (14.84%) MS Office
17 26 (14.29%) SCOM
18 24 (13.19%) Linux
18 24 (13.19%) TCP/IP
18 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
19 23 (12.64%) vSphere
19 23 (12.64%) SQL Server
20 22 (12.09%) UNIX
20 22 (12.09%) HP
20 22 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (11.54%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 64 (35.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.40%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.40%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (3.30%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.75%) Apache
9 4 (2.20%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.10%) IIS
11 1 (0.55%) Lync
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (14.84%) MS Office
2 9 (4.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.20%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) Office 365
2 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.57%) DNS
2 50 (27.47%) DHCP
3 37 (20.33%) SAN
4 24 (13.19%) TCP/IP
5 19 (10.44%) NAS
6 16 (8.79%) WAN
6 16 (8.79%) LAN
6 16 (8.79%) Firewall
7 13 (7.14%) VLAN
8 8 (4.40%) NetScaler
9 7 (3.85%) VoIP
10 5 (2.75%) VPN
11 4 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.10%) Wireless
12 2 (1.10%) Network Security
13 1 (0.55%) SSH
13 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.55%) Internet
13 1 (0.55%) MPLS
13 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.55%) MS Access
General
1 8 (4.40%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Automotive
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (20.88%) 3rd Line Support
2 33 (18.13%) Analyst
3 30 (16.48%) Support Engineer
4 29 (15.93%) Server Engineer
5 25 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (13.19%) Support Analyst
7 19 (10.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (8.79%) Server Support
9 15 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (6.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (5.49%) Consultant
11 10 (5.49%) Administrator
12 9 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 9 (4.95%) Senior Server Engineer
13 8 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
14 7 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
15 6 (3.30%) Support Specialist
15 6 (3.30%) Applications Support
15 6 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) .NET
2 4 (2.20%) Middleware
3 3 (1.65%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.65%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.65%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.65%) Web Services
3 3 (1.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.59%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.49%) PDA
3 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.55%) iSeries
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (60.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 79 (43.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (18.68%) Windows 7
5 29 (15.93%) Windows XP
6 24 (13.19%) Linux
7 22 (12.09%) UNIX
8 21 (11.54%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.30%) Solaris
10 4 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.55%) CentOS
13 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.55%) Fedora
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.68%) ITIL
2 14 (7.69%) Migration
3 12 (6.59%) Incident Management
3 12 (6.59%) Business Continuity
4 8 (4.40%) Change Management
4 8 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (3.30%) PRINCE2
5 6 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.20%) CRM
7 4 (2.20%) Data Security
7 4 (2.20%) Validation
7 4 (2.20%) Process Management
7 4 (2.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.20%) PLM
7 4 (2.20%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.20%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.84%) SQL
2 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.40%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.30%) VB
5 5 (2.75%) VBA
6 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 19 (10.44%) MCSE
4 15 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.14%) MCITP
6 11 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (6.04%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.85%) MCP
8 6 (3.30%) CCNP
8 6 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.75%) MCTS
9 5 (2.75%) CCNA
9 5 (2.75%) CCA
9 5 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.20%) CCEA
10 4 (2.20%) CCDP
11 2 (1.10%) MCSA
12 1 (0.55%) VCP4
12 1 (0.55%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) SLA
System Software
1 116 (63.74%) Active Directory
2 52 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (23.08%) XenApp
4 23 (12.64%) vSphere
5 19 (10.44%) Hyper-V
5 19 (10.44%) XenDesktop
6 17 (9.34%) XenServer
7 9 (4.95%) VMware Server
8 8 (4.40%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.75%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.20%) NFS
11 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.55%) Postfix
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.55%) Xen
12 1 (0.55%) Firmware
12 1 (0.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 39 (21.43%) SCCM
2 26 (14.29%) SCOM
3 16 (8.79%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.75%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.65%) SCSM
6 2 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.55%) WSUS
7 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 95 (52.20%) VMware
2 76 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 57 (31.32%) Citrix
4 22 (12.09%) HP
5 17 (9.34%) EMC
6 14 (7.69%) Cisco
7 12 (6.59%) Dell
8 8 (4.40%) IBM
8 8 (4.40%) Lotus
8 8 (4.40%) Symantec
9 7 (3.85%) NetApp
10 6 (3.30%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.20%) Oracle
11 4 (2.20%) SAP
11 4 (2.20%) Juniper
12 2 (1.10%) Meru Networks
12 2 (1.10%) Apple
12 2 (1.10%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.10%) Spiceworks
12 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds
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