Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 78 73
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 1.14% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.07% 6.43% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
Birmingham median daily rate £188 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.41% -3.03% +12.34%
10th Percentile £150 £250 £170
90th Percentile £364 £444 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £276 £313 £325
% change year-on-year -11.84% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £10.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.46% -9.72%
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% -7.69% +15.59%

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 246 249 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.68% 17.81% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 173 154
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £325 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -10.03% +9.47%
10th Percentile £105 £195 £168
90th Percentile £498 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year - -5.06% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.25 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% +13.72% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.88 £10.60
90th Percentile £21.75 £19.13 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.37 £13.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.46% -6.90%

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 September 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 September 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
5 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) SSL
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) EMC
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (20.00%) vCloud
7 2 (20.00%) Office 365
7 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) GDPR
8 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
8 1 (10.00%) WSUS
8 1 (10.00%) Apple

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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) Apple