Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 84 92
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 12 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.35% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 5.31% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 13
Median daily rate £275 £370 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.68% +64.44% -20.00%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +33.33% +9.09% -13.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -10.14% +38.00%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 226 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.23% 16.19% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 138 149
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £134 £107
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 41
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -1.51%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.09 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.22 £27.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (50.00%) Antivirus Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Antivirus Management
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds