Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 84 77
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 1.04% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 5.21% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 8
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £313 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.40% +9.65% +1.33%
10th Percentile £193 £166 £92
90th Percentile £438 £435 £356
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £11.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +13.51% +13.85% -1.52%

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 231 326 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.27% 20.04% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 218 145
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.32% -9.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £125 £157 £151
90th Percentile £488 £516 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 33
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.43 £12.42 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -11.29% +8.11%
10th Percentile £10.83 £8.39 £10.15
90th Percentile £21.75 £19.78 £20.46
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.45 £14.10
% change year-on-year +9.67% +2.50% +4.44%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (77.78%) Office 365
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco
5 5 (55.56%) SCCM
6 4 (44.44%) Linux
7 3 (33.33%) Change Management
7 3 (33.33%) LAN
7 3 (33.33%) WLAN
7 3 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
7 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (22.22%) XenApp
8 2 (22.22%) SSL
8 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 2 (22.22%) SQL
8 2 (22.22%) Web Services
8 2 (22.22%) Unix
8 2 (22.22%) Firewall
8 2 (22.22%) Citrix
9 1 (11.11%) Avaya
9 1 (11.11%) Apple
9 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint

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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
1 3 (33.33%) WLAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) PBX
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Project Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) vCloud
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL