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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 54 85 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 3.58% 3.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.36% 20.83% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 36
Median daily rate £328 £275 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £397 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £26.95 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
577 408 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.35% 17.19% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 227 241
Median daily rate £375 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 72
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -12 18 £330 +6.45% 6
Worcestershire -9 10 £400 +89.12% 1
Warwickshire -5 7 £205 -13.68% 1
Coventry -17 3 £325 -7.14% 4
Shropshire -37 3 £492 +146.18%
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Herefordshire -4 1 £375 -3.28%
Staffordshire -5 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (70.65%) Windows Server
3 56 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (58.70%) Active Directory
5 44 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 44 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (41.30%) VMware
7 33 (35.87%) Citrix
8 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (23.91%) Windows 7
10 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
11 17 (18.48%) HP
11 17 (18.48%) Windows 8
12 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
12 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (17.39%) LAN
12 16 (17.39%) WAN
13 15 (16.30%) DHCP
13 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
13 15 (16.30%) MS Office
13 15 (16.30%) Hyper-V
13 15 (16.30%) SCCM
13 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
14 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
14 14 (15.22%) XenDesktop
15 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (14.13%) Firewall
15 13 (14.13%) ITIL
15 13 (14.13%) DNS

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 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.52%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.52%) IIS
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.35%) IBM Domino
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
1 15 (16.30%) MS Office
2 8 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Office 365
2 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) LAN
1 16 (17.39%) WAN
2 15 (16.30%) DHCP
3 13 (14.13%) DNS
3 13 (14.13%) Firewall
4 11 (11.96%) SAN
5 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.70%) Internet
6 8 (8.70%) NetScaler
7 6 (6.52%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (6.52%) VPN
7 6 (6.52%) Wireless
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.35%) Intranet
8 4 (4.35%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.26%) MPLS
9 3 (3.26%) VLAN
9 3 (3.26%) VoIP
10 2 (2.17%) IPv4
10 2 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (7.61%) IT Support
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.43%) Migration Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Server Support
8 5 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
1 4 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (1.09%) JSON
2 1 (1.09%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Replication
4 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.09%) FMCG
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (70.65%) Windows Server
3 56 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (23.91%) Windows 7
6 17 (18.48%) Windows 8
7 12 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 10 (10.87%) Windows 10
9 9 (9.78%) Linux
10 6 (6.52%) CentOS
10 6 (6.52%) Unix
11 3 (3.26%) Android
12 2 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.09%) Fedora
13 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Migration
3 10 (10.87%) Project Management
4 8 (8.70%) System Testing
5 5 (5.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 5 (5.43%) Server Building
6 3 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.26%) Service Management
6 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.26%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.17%) High Availability
7 2 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.17%) Network Management
7 2 (2.17%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.17%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) MCSE
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.26%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.17%) CCNA
5 2 (2.17%) MOS
5 2 (2.17%) VCP5
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) HNC
6 1 (1.09%) MCP
6 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (15.22%) XenDesktop
5 12 (13.04%) vSphere
6 10 (10.87%) XenApp
7 8 (8.70%) XenServer
8 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.17%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (16.30%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) SCOM
3 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.26%) WSUS
5 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.09%) Puppet
6 1 (1.09%) Simpana
6 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 38 (41.30%) VMware
3 33 (35.87%) Citrix
4 17 (18.48%) HP
5 12 (13.04%) Cisco
6 10 (10.87%) Dell
7 9 (9.78%) Rackspace
7 9 (9.78%) Sophos
8 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.43%) EMC
9 5 (5.43%) IBM
9 5 (5.43%) LANDesk
9 5 (5.43%) Lotus
9 5 (5.43%) Symantec
10 4 (4.35%) NetApp
11 3 (3.26%) Avaya
11 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.26%) Panasonic
12 2 (2.17%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.17%) Toshiba
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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