The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 90 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.89% 4.53% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.17% 24.73% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 31
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £413 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £26.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
501 364 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.41% 18.32% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 167 216
Average daily rate £315 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 60 54
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
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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
Worcestershire +11 22 £315 - 5
Birmingham -15 21 £295 +0.42% 10
Shropshire -5 6 £315 -17.10% 2
Staffordshire +8 5 £255 - 5
Coventry -13 4 £175 -7.89% 9
Herefordshire +2 3 - - 1
Solihull +4 2 £200 +25.00%
Warwickshire -19 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £239 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (65.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
4 89 (59.73%) VMware
5 69 (46.31%) Microsoft
6 61 (40.94%) Citrix
7 54 (36.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 47 (31.54%) SCCM
9 46 (30.87%) XenApp
10 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
11 41 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (26.85%) Windows 7
13 30 (20.13%) DNS
14 27 (18.12%) HP
14 27 (18.12%) SAN
14 27 (18.12%) DHCP
15 26 (17.45%) XenDesktop
15 26 (17.45%) vSphere
16 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
17 23 (15.44%) SCOM
18 22 (14.77%) Windows XP
19 20 (13.42%) Migration
19 20 (13.42%) SC Cleared
19 20 (13.42%) PowerShell
20 19 (12.75%) XenServer
20 19 (12.75%) MS Office
21 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 18 (12.08%) TCP/IP
22 17 (11.41%) NAS
23 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (6.71%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.36%) IIS
7 4 (2.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.34%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.67%) Lync
9 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Office
2 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.13%) DNS
2 27 (18.12%) SAN
2 27 (18.12%) DHCP
3 18 (12.08%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.41%) NAS
5 16 (10.74%) VLAN
6 15 (10.07%) LAN
6 15 (10.07%) WAN
7 11 (7.38%) NetScaler
8 10 (6.71%) Firewall
9 8 (5.37%) Wireless
10 5 (3.36%) VPN
10 5 (3.36%) FTP
11 4 (2.68%) VoIP
12 2 (1.34%) ADSL
12 2 (1.34%) Internet
12 2 (1.34%) MPLS
12 2 (1.34%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.67%) Multicast
13 1 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.34%) DataStage
7 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) MSI
General
1 13 (8.72%) Finance
2 2 (1.34%) Banking
2 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) 3rd Line Support
1 27 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (16.11%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (8.05%) Analyst
5 11 (7.38%) Architect
6 10 (6.71%) Support Technician
7 9 (6.04%) Support Specialist
7 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.04%) Administrator
7 9 (6.04%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) Consultant
8 7 (4.70%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.03%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.01%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Blackberry
2 13 (8.72%) PDA
3 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.37%) Clustering
4 6 (4.03%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.67%) Statistics
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (65.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (26.85%) Windows 7
5 22 (14.77%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.74%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.37%) Linux
8 7 (4.70%) AIX
9 6 (4.03%) Solaris
10 5 (3.36%) SUSE
10 5 (3.36%) Android
11 4 (2.68%) UNIX
11 4 (2.68%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.42%) Migration
2 11 (7.38%) Incident Management
3 10 (6.71%) Business Continuity
4 9 (6.04%) ITIL
5 7 (4.70%) Project Management
6 5 (3.36%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.68%) CRM
7 4 (2.68%) Workflow
7 4 (2.68%) Time Management
8 3 (2.01%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.34%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.34%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.34%) Service Management
9 2 (1.34%) Six Sigma
9 2 (1.34%) Release Management
9 2 (1.34%) Fund Management
9 2 (1.34%) Wealth Management
9 2 (1.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (1.34%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.42%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.07%) SQL
3 8 (5.37%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.34%) C
4 2 (1.34%) Java
5 1 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.04%) MCSE
5 8 (5.37%) MCITP
6 5 (3.36%) MCP
7 4 (2.68%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.34%) MCTS
9 2 (1.34%) CCNP
9 2 (1.34%) CCNA
9 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) VCP4
10 1 (0.67%) MCSA
10 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) SLA
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
2 54 (36.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (30.87%) XenApp
4 26 (17.45%) XenDesktop
4 26 (17.45%) vSphere
5 19 (12.75%) XenServer
6 9 (6.04%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.03%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.03%) VMware Server
8 5 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.01%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 47 (31.54%) SCCM
2 23 (15.44%) SCOM
3 4 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.68%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.01%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.34%) Control-M
5 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.34%) MOM
5 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 89 (59.73%) VMware
2 69 (46.31%) Microsoft
3 61 (40.94%) Citrix
4 27 (18.12%) HP
5 16 (10.74%) Dell
6 14 (9.40%) EMC
7 11 (7.38%) Cisco
8 7 (4.70%) Oracle
9 6 (4.03%) IBM
9 6 (4.03%) NetApp
9 6 (4.03%) Apple
10 5 (3.36%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.68%) Symantec
11 4 (2.68%) Lotus
12 3 (2.01%) Juniper
13 2 (1.34%) BMC
13 2 (1.34%) McAfee
13 2 (1.34%) Sophos
13 2 (1.34%) Compaq
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