The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton 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 18 April 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 Wolverhampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 4.35% 3.33% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 8.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £163 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 31.88% 40.00% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £220 £138 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wolverhampton region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Windows Server 2008
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows NT
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (66.67%) Control-M
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows NT
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) MOM
1 2 (66.67%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (66.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft