Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 77 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 -34 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.00% 1.65% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.18% 9.58% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 26
Birmingham median daily rate £315 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.63% -14.00%
10th Percentile £161 £171 £143
90th Percentile £450 £449 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.73% -5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.00 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +4.84% -22.50%
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.13% +18.18% -17.50%

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 309 261 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.22% 17.22% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 159 101
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £156 £179 £156
90th Percentile £512 £540 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £395 £339
% change year-on-year -6.33% +16.61% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 26
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.20 £10.68
90th Percentile £19.78 £19.74 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) PKI
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) IIS
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 10

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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.25%) Confluence
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) nginx
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (6.25%) 3G
5 1 (6.25%) 4G
5 1 (6.25%) ADSL
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) IPv6
5 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) OLAP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) MSI
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) DHTML
3 1 (6.25%) DOM
3 1 (6.25%) EDI
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) LINQ
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XHTML
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Wiki
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.25%) Android
8 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (6.25%) HPUX
8 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.25%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Altova
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Xamarin