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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 59 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 74 65 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.68% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.17% 12.97% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 46
Average daily rate
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£275 £290 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.90 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
386 501 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.11% 20.69% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 211 164
Average daily rate £341 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 80 59
Average hourly rate £16.60 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Birmingham +11 24 £275 -5.17% 12
Coventry +14 12 £341 +39.18% 10
Worcestershire -5 12 £420 +33.33% 1
Staffordshire -9 5 - - 13
Herefordshire +1 4 £415 -
Warwickshire +5 3 - -
Shropshire -9 3 £150 -52.53%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (60.11%) Active Directory
3 98 (53.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (45.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (43.72%) VMware
6 72 (39.34%) Microsoft
7 47 (25.68%) MS Exchange
8 45 (24.59%) Citrix
9 38 (20.77%) ITIL
9 38 (20.77%) Windows 7
10 34 (18.58%) SAN
11 33 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
13 27 (14.75%) MS Office
14 26 (14.21%) Windows XP
15 24 (13.11%) MS Excel
16 22 (12.02%) DHCP
16 22 (12.02%) SQL
17 21 (11.48%) HP
17 21 (11.48%) DNS
18 20 (10.93%) XenApp
19 19 (10.38%) Cisco
19 19 (10.38%) IIS
20 17 (9.29%) Finance
20 17 (9.29%) SCCM
20 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (9.29%) Windows 8
21 16 (8.74%) LAN
21 16 (8.74%) Firewall
21 16 (8.74%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 47 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.38%) IIS
3 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.20%) Lync
5 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.28%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.73%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.64%) Apache
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (14.75%) MS Office
2 24 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.09%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.37%) Office 365
3 3 (1.64%) Yammer
4 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.58%) SAN
2 22 (12.02%) DHCP
3 21 (11.48%) DNS
4 16 (8.74%) Firewall
4 16 (8.74%) LAN
5 14 (7.65%) WAN
6 11 (6.01%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.01%) Wireless
7 10 (5.46%) NAS
8 8 (4.37%) Internet
9 7 (3.83%) VPN
10 5 (2.73%) Intranet
10 5 (2.73%) Unified Communications
10 5 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.19%) VLAN
11 4 (2.19%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.09%) ADSL
13 2 (1.09%) SMS
13 2 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) HOLAP
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.55%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) MSI
2 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (9.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.28%) Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Automotive
4 2 (1.09%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (12.57%) Support Engineer
2 22 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.02%) Analyst
2 22 (12.02%) Server Engineer
3 21 (11.48%) Windows Server Engineer
4 14 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.01%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Consultant
7 9 (4.92%) Administrator
8 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.37%) Architect
8 8 (4.37%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.83%) .NET
2 4 (2.19%) XML
2 4 (2.19%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.64%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.64%) jQuery
3 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.55%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) NancyFx
5 1 (0.55%) WCF
5 1 (0.55%) WPF
5 1 (0.55%) MDX
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) SOAP
5 1 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) RSS
5 1 (0.55%) WinForms
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.55%) Ajax
5 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.46%) Clustering
3 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.09%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) PDA
8 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (53.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 84 (45.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (20.77%) Windows 7
5 26 (14.21%) Windows XP
6 17 (9.29%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.10%) Linux
8 11 (6.01%) Windows 2000
9 10 (5.46%) UNIX
10 9 (4.92%) Windows Vista
11 8 (4.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (3.28%) Solaris
13 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.64%) Android
14 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.55%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.55%) AIX
16 1 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) ITIL
2 14 (7.65%) Migration
3 12 (6.56%) Patch Management
4 9 (4.92%) Service Management
5 7 (3.83%) ITIL V3
6 6 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (2.73%) ITSM
7 5 (2.73%) Data Security
7 5 (2.73%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.73%) Office Automation
8 4 (2.19%) Application Discovery
8 4 (2.19%) Software Distribution
8 4 (2.19%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.19%) Load Balancing
9 3 (1.64%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.02%) SQL
2 15 (8.20%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.83%) VB
4 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.64%) C#
6 3 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.09%) VBA
7 2 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.92%) MCSE
4 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) MCP
6 4 (2.19%) NVQ Level 4
6 4 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.64%) MCITP
8 2 (1.09%) Degree
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.55%) MCTS
9 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) CCDP
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 110 (60.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.93%) XenApp
4 15 (8.20%) vSphere
5 11 (6.01%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.46%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.73%) XenServer
9 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.09%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) SCCM
2 15 (8.20%) SCOM
3 6 (3.28%) Unicenter
3 6 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.73%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.19%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.64%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.09%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.09%) DameWare
8 1 (0.55%) SCSM
8 1 (0.55%) WSUS
8 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (43.72%) VMware
2 72 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.59%) Citrix
4 21 (11.48%) HP
5 19 (10.38%) Cisco
6 16 (8.74%) NetApp
7 12 (6.56%) Veeam
8 10 (5.46%) IBM
9 8 (4.37%) CA
9 8 (4.37%) Symantec
10 7 (3.83%) Lotus
11 6 (3.28%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.19%) Adobe
13 4 (2.19%) ArcSight
14 3 (1.64%) Panasonic
14 3 (1.64%) AppSense
14 3 (1.64%) Dell
14 3 (1.64%) EMC
15 2 (1.09%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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