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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.77% 2.34% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.25% 11.03% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Median daily rate £250 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £518 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +7.20% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.24% +31.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £15.55 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £23.95 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 83 145 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.34% 21.20% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 44
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Birmingham over the 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server
3 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (16.67%) vSphere
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) SQL
9 4 (16.67%) DHCP
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) Retail
10 3 (12.50%) Finance
10 3 (12.50%) WAN
10 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (8.33%) NAS
11 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
11 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 2 (8.33%) Cognos
11 2 (8.33%) SharePoint

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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Server Support
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) ICT Technician
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Support
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Support Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Senior ICT Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Support
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) High Availability
2 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Server Building
2 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
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