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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / West Midlands
Rank 92 77 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 42 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.75% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.12% 8.70% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 44
Median daily rate £275 £310 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £154 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 26
Median hourly rate £15.37 £15.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.44% -25.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.70 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £23.10 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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
362 483 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.03% 20.14% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 205 233
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 92
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +22.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 18 £119 -49.19% 3
Shropshire +14 4 - - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £363 - 1
Coventry -20 2 £275 -11.29% 2
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Solihull -13 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (79.45%) Windows Server
3 50 (68.49%) Active Directory
4 37 (50.68%) Microsoft
5 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (32.88%) MS Exchange
7 20 (27.40%) VMware
8 14 (19.18%) ITIL
8 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
8 14 (19.18%) SCCM
9 13 (17.81%) MS Office
10 12 (16.44%) SQL
10 12 (16.44%) Windows XP
10 12 (16.44%) Cisco
10 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (16.44%) Office 365
11 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (15.07%) Blackberry
11 11 (15.07%) Dell
11 11 (15.07%) DNS
11 11 (15.07%) Citrix
12 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
12 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
13 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (12.33%) DHCP
14 8 (10.96%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (10.96%) IP Telephony

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 24 (32.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (4.11%) IIS
8 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Office 365
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Mimecast
3 3 (4.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) DNS
2 9 (12.33%) DHCP
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (10.96%) IP Telephony
4 7 (9.59%) VLAN
4 7 (9.59%) WAN
5 6 (8.22%) SAN
5 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.85%) LAN
6 5 (6.85%) NAS
7 4 (5.48%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.11%) Firewall
8 3 (4.11%) IPv4
8 3 (4.11%) Skype
8 3 (4.11%) VPN
8 3 (4.11%) Wireless
9 2 (2.74%) Network Security
9 2 (2.74%) VoIP
10 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.37%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
1 4 (5.48%) Retail
2 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Developer
5 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix Support
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Server Support
7 4 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) VMware Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server Support
8 3 (4.11%) ICT Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.37%) EDI
2 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) PDA
2 4 (5.48%) Replication
2 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) AS400
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) CMDB
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (79.45%) Windows Server
3 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.44%) Windows XP
6 8 (10.96%) Android
7 6 (8.22%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.74%) Unix
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.37%) AIX
9 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.37%) Linux
9 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) Solaris
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Service Management
3 4 (5.48%) Patch Management
4 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.11%) Migration
4 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.74%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Change Management
5 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.74%) High Availability
5 2 (2.74%) Release Management
5 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.37%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.37%) Database Security
6 1 (1.37%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (1.37%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (1.37%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) MOS
4 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
6 3 (4.11%) MCSA
7 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.74%) MCITP
8 1 (1.37%) CCA
8 1 (1.37%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) CCNP
8 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB
8 1 (1.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 50 (68.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.48%) XenServer
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.74%) vSphere
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.37%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Cisco
4 11 (15.07%) Citrix
4 11 (15.07%) Dell
5 7 (9.59%) Avaya
5 7 (9.59%) HP
5 7 (9.59%) LANDesk
5 7 (9.59%) Toshiba
6 2 (2.74%) Cognos
6 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.74%) NetApp
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle
6 2 (2.74%) Sun
7 1 (1.37%) Apple
7 1 (1.37%) Capita
7 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.37%) Juniper
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec
7 1 (1.37%) Veritas
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