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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 91 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 80 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 3.62% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 16.10% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 28
Average daily rate £325 £281 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 12
Average hourly rate £16.25 £23.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.34% +58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.70 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £28.20 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
545 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.36% 22.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 220 200
Average daily rate £355 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 104 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 20 £325 -18.75% 6
Shropshire -24 4 - - 1
Coventry -15 3 £310 - 3
Wolverhampton +3 1 £325 -
Solihull -13 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (49.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 34 (35.79%) VMware
7 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
8 24 (25.26%) Cisco
8 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
9 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
10 22 (23.16%) SQL
11 21 (22.11%) Citrix
12 18 (18.95%) Linux
13 17 (17.89%) Unix
13 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
14 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
15 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
15 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.79%) SAN
15 15 (15.79%) ITIL
16 14 (14.74%) Solaris
16 14 (14.74%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (14.74%) EMC
16 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
17 13 (13.68%) Network Management
17 13 (13.68%) CCNA
18 12 (12.63%) LAN
18 12 (12.63%) HP
18 12 (12.63%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.11%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) PTC Creo
3 2 (2.11%) Windchill
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) SAN
2 12 (12.63%) LAN
3 10 (10.53%) DNS
3 10 (10.53%) Firewall
3 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.53%) WAN
4 8 (8.42%) DHCP
5 4 (4.21%) Internet
5 4 (4.21%) VoIP
5 4 (4.21%) Wireless
6 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.16%) VPN
7 2 (2.11%) Intranet
7 2 (2.11%) MPLS
7 2 (2.11%) NAS
7 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.05%) HSRP
8 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Games
2 3 (3.16%) Law
2 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) German Language
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Local Government
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (18.95%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 14 (14.74%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Server Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) EMC Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Network Support
8 5 (5.26%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) .NET
1 4 (4.21%) XML
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) XSLT
3 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) e-Health
2 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.16%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) CESG
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (49.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
6 18 (18.95%) Linux
7 17 (17.89%) Unix
8 14 (14.74%) Solaris
9 12 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
11 10 (10.53%) Windows 8
12 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
13 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Network Management
3 12 (12.63%) System Testing
4 8 (8.42%) Risk Management
5 7 (7.37%) Project Management
6 6 (6.32%) Change Management
6 6 (6.32%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.16%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.16%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.11%) Data Security
10 2 (2.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.11%) Migration
10 2 (2.11%) PDM
10 2 (2.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) Perl
3 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.47%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.16%) VBScript
6 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (14.74%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.68%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) MCSE
6 4 (4.21%) MCITP
7 3 (3.16%) Degree
7 3 (3.16%) MCP
7 3 (3.16%) NCIE
8 2 (2.11%) MCSA
9 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.05%) HND
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.37%) vSphere
6 6 (6.32%) XenApp
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.16%) NFS
8 3 (3.16%) Samba
8 3 (3.16%) XenServer
9 2 (2.11%) IAG
9 2 (2.11%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.11%) UAG
9 2 (2.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) CA Spectrum
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 11 (11.58%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (6.32%) SCOM
4 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.16%) WSUS
5 2 (2.11%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Intune
6 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.05%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.05%) SCSM
6 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) VMware
2 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.26%) Cisco
4 21 (22.11%) Citrix
5 14 (14.74%) EMC
6 12 (12.63%) CA
6 12 (12.63%) HP
6 12 (12.63%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.42%) Oracle
8 7 (7.37%) Sophos
9 6 (6.32%) Dell
10 5 (5.26%) LANDesk
10 5 (5.26%) Lotus
10 5 (5.26%) NetApp
11 3 (3.16%) arcserve
11 3 (3.16%) IBM
11 3 (3.16%) Juniper
12 2 (2.11%) ANSYS
12 2 (2.11%) Kofax
12 2 (2.11%) SafeCom
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