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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 63 39
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 85 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.92% 2.30% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 12.77% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 17
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£295 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 18
Average hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £21.17 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
493 376 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.75% 18.03% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 189 142
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 50 66
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £21.63 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 0 26 £363 +31.81% 4
Warwickshire +8 15 £244 +16.07% 1
Shropshire +2 13 £253 -36.87% 1
Coventry +10 11 £275 -37.14% 6
Herefordshire -1 8 £350 -
Worcestershire +1 6 £225 -18.18% 1
Staffordshire +9 1 £150 - 3
Solihull - 1 £425 - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (63.22%) Active Directory
3 99 (56.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (46.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (43.10%) VMware
6 73 (41.95%) Microsoft
7 54 (31.03%) MS Exchange
8 49 (28.16%) DNS
9 48 (27.59%) DHCP
10 42 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (22.41%) Citrix
11 39 (22.41%) ITIL
12 35 (20.11%) SCCM
13 33 (18.97%) SAN
14 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (17.82%) Windows 7
16 30 (17.24%) MS Office
17 29 (16.67%) Windows XP
18 28 (16.09%) SCOM
19 26 (14.94%) Linux
19 26 (14.94%) SQL
20 25 (14.37%) PowerShell
20 25 (14.37%) XenApp
21 23 (13.22%) HP
22 22 (12.64%) UNIX
22 22 (12.64%) Hyper-V
23 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
24 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
24 20 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
25 19 (10.92%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 54 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (4.60%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.45%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.87%) Apache
7 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) Lync
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 30 (17.24%) MS Office
2 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Magento
3 1 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (28.16%) DNS
2 48 (27.59%) DHCP
3 33 (18.97%) SAN
4 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
5 19 (10.92%) LAN
6 18 (10.34%) WAN
7 15 (8.62%) NAS
7 15 (8.62%) Firewall
8 8 (4.60%) VLAN
9 5 (2.87%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.87%) VoIP
9 5 (2.87%) VPN
10 4 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.15%) Network Security
12 1 (0.57%) Internet
12 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.57%) Wireless
12 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) MS Access
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (5.75%) Finance
2 6 (3.45%) Automotive
3 5 (2.87%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Local Government
5 2 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (18.39%) Analyst
2 30 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
2 30 (17.24%) Server Engineer
3 23 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 22 (12.64%) Support Analyst
5 19 (10.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (10.34%) Server Support
7 12 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Administrator
9 10 (5.75%) Server Analyst
10 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Server Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Server Support Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Consultant
12 7 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (3.45%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.87%) .NET
1 5 (2.87%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.30%) Middleware
3 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.72%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.72%) Web Services
3 3 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.60%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.45%) PDA
3 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.30%) PKI
5 2 (1.15%) Clustering
5 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) AS400
6 1 (0.57%) FMCG
6 1 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (56.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 81 (46.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (17.82%) Windows 7
5 29 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 26 (14.94%) Linux
7 22 (12.64%) UNIX
8 15 (8.62%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.45%) Solaris
10 4 (2.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.72%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.57%) Android
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) Fedora
13 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.41%) ITIL
2 12 (6.90%) Migration
2 12 (6.90%) Business Continuity
3 11 (6.32%) Change Management
4 9 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.30%) Validation
8 4 (2.30%) PLM
8 4 (2.30%) Network Management
8 4 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.30%) Data Security
8 4 (2.30%) Process Management
8 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.94%) SQL
2 25 (14.37%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.45%) VB
4 5 (2.87%) VBA
4 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.15%) VBScript
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.34%) MCSE
4 10 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (5.75%) MCITP
4 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.45%) MCP
7 5 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.87%) CCA
7 5 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.87%) CCNP
8 4 (2.30%) CCNA
8 4 (2.30%) CCDP
8 4 (2.30%) CCEA
8 4 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.30%) MCTS
9 2 (1.15%) MCSA
10 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (63.22%) Active Directory
2 42 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.37%) XenApp
4 22 (12.64%) Hyper-V
5 16 (9.20%) vSphere
6 12 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.75%) XenServer
8 7 (4.02%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.30%) NFS
10 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.57%) Firmware
12 1 (0.57%) Xen
12 1 (0.57%) Postfix
12 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (20.11%) SCCM
2 28 (16.09%) SCOM
3 15 (8.62%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.87%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.72%) SCSM
5 3 (1.72%) OpenView
5 3 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 75 (43.10%) VMware
2 73 (41.95%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.41%) Citrix
4 23 (13.22%) HP
5 15 (8.62%) EMC
6 14 (8.05%) Cisco
7 8 (4.60%) IBM
8 7 (4.02%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.45%) Lotus
9 6 (3.45%) Dell
10 5 (2.87%) NetApp
10 5 (2.87%) Symantec
11 4 (2.30%) Oracle
11 4 (2.30%) SAP
12 2 (1.15%) Spiceworks
13 1 (0.57%) Meraki
13 1 (0.57%) AppSense
13 1 (0.57%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.57%) ProCurve
13 1 (0.57%) Panasonic
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