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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.63% 2.32% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.31% 13.67% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 15
Median daily rate £313 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £464 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 97 139 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.77% 16.97% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 84
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -32.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 22 June 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (60.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (20.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (20.00%) vSphere
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) SSL
11 3 (15.00%) WAN
11 3 (15.00%) DHCP
12 2 (10.00%) VPN
12 2 (10.00%) LAN
12 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
12 2 (10.00%) Cisco
12 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
12 2 (10.00%) .NET
12 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
12 2 (10.00%) ITIL
12 2 (10.00%) Unix
12 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (10.00%) Citrix
12 2 (10.00%) NetApp

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) 3G
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Wintel Support
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Service Support Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) DHTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) MDX
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) PKI
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.00%) ETL
2 1 (5.00%) High Availability
2 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Server Building
2 1 (5.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy