The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 24 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 / Coventry
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 43 26
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.65% 0.73% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.43% 5.36% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £231 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £161 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £337 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 35 56 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 14.40% 13.59% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 32
Median daily rate £238 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.66% +9.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £166 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.20 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Coventry over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Coventry

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Polycom
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) IT Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) CCA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Polycom
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas