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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 50 31 52
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 80 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.10% 4.42% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.12% 24.40% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 34
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£290 £298 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £199 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £414 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.40 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £24.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
529 377 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 18.12% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 198 232
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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
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 August 2014.

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 August 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
Birmingham -11 30 £300 +1.69% 11
Worcestershire +9 19 £315 - 2
Staffordshire 0 6 £160 -50.76% 5
Coventry -7 6 £175 -7.89% 5
West Bromwich - 4 £248 -
Herefordshire 0 3 - -
Solihull +5 2 £200 +25.00%
Shropshire -6 2 - - 1
Warwickshire -24 2 - -
Wolverhampton -6 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 104 (64.60%) Active Directory
4 100 (62.11%) VMware
5 71 (44.10%) Microsoft
6 63 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (37.89%) Citrix
8 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
10 47 (29.19%) XenApp
10 47 (29.19%) Windows 7
11 46 (28.57%) SCCM
12 36 (22.36%) SAN
12 36 (22.36%) DNS
13 33 (20.50%) DHCP
14 29 (18.01%) XenDesktop
15 27 (16.77%) vSphere
15 27 (16.77%) HP
16 26 (16.15%) Windows XP
17 24 (14.91%) Security Cleared
18 23 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 23 (14.29%) XenServer
19 22 (13.66%) SQL
20 21 (13.04%) MS Office
20 21 (13.04%) Migration
21 20 (12.42%) SCOM
21 20 (12.42%) Windows 8
22 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
22 19 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2003
22 19 (11.80%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.83%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (3.11%) IIS
7 4 (2.48%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.86%) Apache
8 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.24%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (13.04%) MS Office
2 11 (6.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.36%) DNS
1 36 (22.36%) SAN
2 33 (20.50%) DHCP
3 19 (11.80%) NAS
4 18 (11.18%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.18%) VLAN
5 12 (7.45%) NetScaler
5 12 (7.45%) LAN
5 12 (7.45%) WAN
5 12 (7.45%) Firewall
6 8 (4.97%) Wireless
7 6 (3.73%) VPN
8 4 (2.48%) FTP
8 4 (2.48%) VoIP
9 2 (1.24%) ADSL
9 2 (1.24%) Internet
9 2 (1.24%) MPLS
9 2 (1.24%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.62%) Multicast
10 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.24%) DataStage
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MSI
General
1 13 (8.07%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Automotive
3 2 (1.24%) Banking
3 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (19.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 29 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (16.15%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.94%) Analyst
5 15 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Support Technician
7 10 (6.21%) Administrator
8 9 (5.59%) Support Specialist
8 9 (5.59%) Architect
8 9 (5.59%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Consultant
10 7 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.73%) Citrix Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Windows Administrator
12 5 (3.11%) Network Support
12 5 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) Middleware
2 3 (1.86%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.24%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.32%) PDA
3 10 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.21%) Clustering
4 5 (3.11%) Replication
5 2 (1.24%) FMCG
6 1 (0.62%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.62%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (29.19%) Windows 7
5 26 (16.15%) Windows XP
6 20 (12.42%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.45%) Linux
8 9 (5.59%) UNIX
9 7 (4.35%) Solaris
10 5 (3.11%) AIX
10 5 (3.11%) Android
11 4 (2.48%) SUSE
11 4 (2.48%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.04%) Migration
2 14 (8.70%) ITIL
3 12 (7.45%) Incident Management
4 10 (6.21%) Business Continuity
5 7 (4.35%) Project Management
6 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.11%) CRM
6 5 (3.11%) Workflow
7 4 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.48%) Time Management
7 4 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.86%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (1.86%) PLM
8 3 (1.86%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.86%) Validation
9 2 (1.24%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.24%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.24%) Service Management
9 2 (1.24%) Six Sigma
9 2 (1.24%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.66%) SQL
3 10 (6.21%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.86%) VB
5 3 (1.86%) VBA
6 2 (1.24%) C
6 2 (1.24%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.83%) MCSE
4 8 (4.97%) MCITP
5 5 (3.11%) MCP
6 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.86%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.24%) VCP4
8 2 (1.24%) MCTS
8 2 (1.24%) CCNP
8 2 (1.24%) CCNA
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (64.60%) Active Directory
2 63 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (29.19%) XenApp
4 29 (18.01%) XenDesktop
5 27 (16.77%) vSphere
6 23 (14.29%) XenServer
7 9 (5.59%) Hyper-V
8 8 (4.97%) VMware ESX
8 8 (4.97%) VMware Server
9 6 (3.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (28.57%) SCCM
2 20 (12.42%) SCOM
3 7 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.11%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.86%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.24%) MOM
6 2 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.24%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.24%) Control-M
6 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 100 (62.11%) VMware
2 71 (44.10%) Microsoft
3 61 (37.89%) Citrix
4 27 (16.77%) HP
5 18 (11.18%) Dell
6 14 (8.70%) EMC
7 12 (7.45%) Cisco
8 8 (4.97%) Oracle
9 6 (3.73%) IBM
9 6 (3.73%) NetApp
9 6 (3.73%) Apple
9 6 (3.73%) Symantec
10 5 (3.11%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.48%) Lotus
12 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.86%) Juniper
12 3 (1.86%) SAP
13 2 (1.24%) Compaq
13 2 (1.24%) BMC
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