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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 78 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 70 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.12% 2.97% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.39% 18.77% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 34
Median daily rate £325 £288 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £132 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £421 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 5
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.87 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% -17.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £14.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £21.25 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £18.38
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -0.68%
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
565 389 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.12% 15.85% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 181 229
Median daily rate £385 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.15% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 78
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.33
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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -16 17 £313 +13.63% 3
Shropshire -12 16 £438 - 2
Herefordshire +3 9 £325 -21.68% 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £130 -66.66% 1
Worcestershire -12 6 £240 -34.24%
Staffordshire 0 5 £510 - 8
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Coventry -19 3 £325 -16.66% 6
Walsall - 1 £125 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (72.27%) Windows Server
3 74 (62.18%) Active Directory
4 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
5 54 (45.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (38.66%) VMware
8 43 (36.13%) MS Exchange
9 38 (31.93%) Citrix
10 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (24.37%) ITIL
12 28 (23.53%) Security Cleared
13 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
13 26 (21.85%) Cisco
14 25 (21.01%) HP
14 25 (21.01%) WAN
14 25 (21.01%) SCCM
15 23 (19.33%) SC Cleared
15 23 (19.33%) Windows 7
15 23 (19.33%) Dell
16 21 (17.65%) DNS
16 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (17.65%) DHCP
16 21 (17.65%) MS Office
16 21 (17.65%) Hyper-V
17 20 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2003
18 19 (15.97%) XenDesktop
19 17 (14.29%) Project Management
20 16 (13.45%) LAN
20 16 (13.45%) MS Excel

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 43 (36.13%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (13.45%) SharePoint
4 13 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.92%) Skype for Business
5 11 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.04%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.36%) Confluence
8 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.36%) IBM Domino
9 3 (2.52%) IIS
9 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (17.65%) MS Office
2 16 (13.45%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.36%) Office 365
4 3 (2.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.68%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.01%) WAN
2 21 (17.65%) DHCP
2 21 (17.65%) DNS
3 16 (13.45%) LAN
4 15 (12.61%) SAN
5 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 13 (10.92%) Firewall
7 11 (9.24%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (9.24%) IP Telephony
7 11 (9.24%) NetScaler
8 10 (8.40%) VLAN
8 10 (8.40%) VPN
9 8 (6.72%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (5.88%) Internet
10 7 (5.88%) IPv4
10 7 (5.88%) Wireless
11 6 (5.04%) NAS
12 3 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.52%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.68%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.68%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.68%) MySQL
6 2 (1.68%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (1.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JIRA
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Back Office
2 4 (3.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Automotive
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.68%) Military
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Architect
2 16 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (11.76%) Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.40%) Administrator
6 10 (8.40%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.72%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Citrix Support
9 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.04%) IT Support
9 6 (5.04%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) .NET
1 2 (1.68%) Web Services
1 2 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.88%) Replication
5 6 (5.04%) CESG
6 5 (4.20%) Clustering
6 5 (4.20%) PDA
6 5 (4.20%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.84%) FMCG
9 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (72.27%) Windows Server
3 54 (45.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (19.33%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.08%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.72%) Android
9 6 (5.04%) Linux
9 6 (5.04%) Unix
9 6 (5.04%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.20%) CentOS
11 2 (1.68%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.37%) ITIL
2 17 (14.29%) Project Management
3 11 (9.24%) Migration
4 8 (6.72%) Service Management
4 8 (6.72%) System Testing
5 7 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.20%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.36%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (3.36%) DevOps
7 4 (3.36%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.36%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.36%) Server Building
8 3 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.52%) High Availability
8 3 (2.52%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.68%) Scrum
9 2 (1.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.56%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.84%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.56%) MCSE
5 8 (6.72%) MCSA
6 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.88%) MOS
7 4 (3.36%) CCNA
7 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.52%) CCNP
8 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.68%) CCA
9 2 (1.68%) CISSP
9 2 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.68%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.68%) ISEB
9 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.68%) VCP5
9 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (62.18%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 19 (15.97%) XenDesktop
5 16 (13.45%) XenApp
6 12 (10.08%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (10.08%) XenServer
7 10 (8.40%) vSphere
8 7 (5.88%) VMware Server
9 6 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (5.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (21.01%) SCCM
2 9 (7.56%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.72%) SCOM
4 4 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.52%) Puppet
5 3 (2.52%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.52%) Terraform
6 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.84%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.84%) SCSM
7 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.84%) Simpana
7 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 46 (38.66%) VMware
3 38 (31.93%) Citrix
4 26 (21.85%) Cisco
5 25 (21.01%) HP
6 23 (19.33%) Dell
7 10 (8.40%) Sophos
7 10 (8.40%) Symantec
8 9 (7.56%) Rackspace
9 8 (6.72%) LANDesk
10 7 (5.88%) Avaya
10 7 (5.88%) Toshiba
11 6 (5.04%) EMC
11 6 (5.04%) IBM
12 5 (4.20%) Lotus
12 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.36%) Intel Security
13 4 (3.36%) NetApp
14 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
14 3 (2.52%) Panasonic
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