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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 85 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 50 108 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 4.01% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 20.93% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 69 39
Median daily rate £325 £300 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £366 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £302 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £27.20 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +8.58%
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
610 516 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.17% 19.16% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 261 231
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 71
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 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
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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 20 £330 -2.22% 5
Worcestershire 0 7 £363 +144.93% 3
Coventry -15 5 £288 -13.85% 3
Shropshire -31 4 £488 +95.00% 2
Warwickshire -14 3 £130 -60.00% 2
Halesowen - 2 £240 - 3
Herefordshire -4 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (67.47%) Windows Server
3 47 (56.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
5 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
6 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (34.94%) Citrix
7 29 (34.94%) VMware
8 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
9 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
10 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (19.28%) ITIL
11 15 (18.07%) MS Exchange
11 15 (18.07%) HP
11 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V
12 14 (16.87%) Windows 8
12 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
12 14 (16.87%) LAN
12 14 (16.87%) MS Office
13 13 (15.66%) SQL
13 13 (15.66%) Cisco
13 13 (15.66%) SCCM
13 13 (15.66%) XenDesktop
14 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
14 12 (14.46%) SAN
14 12 (14.46%) WAN
15 11 (13.25%) Firewall
15 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (18.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.43%) IBM Notes
3 7 (8.43%) IIS
4 5 (6.02%) IBM Domino
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Office
2 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) LAN
2 12 (14.46%) SAN
2 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
2 12 (14.46%) WAN
3 11 (13.25%) Firewall
4 10 (12.05%) DHCP
4 10 (12.05%) DNS
5 8 (9.64%) Wireless
6 7 (8.43%) Internet
7 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
7 6 (7.23%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (6.02%) VPN
9 4 (4.82%) Intranet
9 4 (4.82%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.82%) VoIP
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.41%) IPv4
11 2 (2.41%) Network Security
12 1 (1.20%) MPLS
12 1 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Banking
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.41%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (12.05%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) DBA
7 4 (4.82%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Server Support
7 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) JSON
3 1 (1.20%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.61%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) PKI
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) CESG
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.20%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (67.47%) Windows Server
3 47 (56.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
6 14 (16.87%) Windows 8
7 10 (12.05%) Linux
8 9 (10.84%) Windows 10
9 8 (9.64%) Windows XP
10 7 (8.43%) Unix
11 5 (6.02%) CentOS
12 2 (2.41%) Android
13 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.20%) Fedora
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) ITIL
2 7 (8.43%) Migration
2 7 (8.43%) Project Management
3 6 (7.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (6.02%) Server Building
4 5 (6.02%) System Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.61%) Change Management
5 3 (3.61%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.61%) Regression Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Service Management
5 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.41%) Data Security
6 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.66%) SQL
3 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) MCSE
5 3 (3.61%) MCP
5 3 (3.61%) MCSA
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.41%) MOS
7 1 (1.20%) CCNA
7 1 (1.20%) CCNP
7 1 (1.20%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) HNC
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) NCIE
7 1 (1.20%) VCP5
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V
3 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (15.66%) XenDesktop
5 9 (10.84%) XenApp
6 8 (9.64%) vSphere
6 8 (9.64%) XenServer
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.61%) NFS
8 3 (3.61%) Samba
9 2 (2.41%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) SCCM
2 6 (7.23%) SCOM
3 4 (4.82%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.61%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Intune
4 3 (3.61%) WSUS
5 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.20%) Puppet
6 1 (1.20%) SCSM
6 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.20%) Simpana
6 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.94%) Citrix
2 29 (34.94%) VMware
3 15 (18.07%) HP
4 13 (15.66%) Cisco
5 10 (12.05%) Dell
6 9 (10.84%) Sophos
7 6 (7.23%) Lotus
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle
7 6 (7.23%) Rackspace
8 5 (6.02%) IBM
8 5 (6.02%) LANDesk
8 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.82%) NetApp
10 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) Symantec
11 2 (2.41%) arcserve
11 2 (2.41%) Toshiba
12 1 (1.20%) CommVault
12 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
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