Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 116 73
Rank change year-on-year -8 -43 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 123 165 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.51% 1.71% 2.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.57% 10.44% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 103 82
Midlands median daily rate £288 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -3.51%
10th Percentile £161 £114 £145
90th Percentile £411 £455 £425
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 40
Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £19.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.65% +19.32% -17.50%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £32.00 £21.47 £23.75
England median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +20.00% -12.50%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1625 1580 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.93% 16.35% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 864 661
Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +17.42% +1.54%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 171 228
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.84 £36.50 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +2 66 £288 +15.00% 11
West Midlands -15 57 £313 +4.17% 10
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (76.42%) Windows Server
3 85 (69.11%) Active Directory
4 81 (65.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
6 56 (45.53%) VMware
7 49 (39.84%) DNS
8 39 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (30.08%) PowerShell
10 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
11 27 (21.95%) TCP/IP
11 27 (21.95%) Windows 7
12 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
13 23 (18.70%) ITIL
13 23 (18.70%) Citrix
13 23 (18.70%) PKI
14 22 (17.89%) Data Centre
15 21 (17.07%) Office 365
15 21 (17.07%) WAN
16 20 (16.26%) DHCP
16 20 (16.26%) LDAP
16 20 (16.26%) SCCM
17 19 (15.45%) IPsec
17 19 (15.45%) LAN
17 19 (15.45%) Kerberos
17 19 (15.45%) SAN
17 19 (15.45%) Server Virtualisation
18 18 (14.63%) Migration
18 18 (14.63%) Hyper-V
18 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.88%) IIS
5 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.63%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.81%) nginx
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.07%) Office 365
2 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (39.84%) DNS
2 27 (21.95%) TCP/IP
3 21 (17.07%) WAN
4 20 (16.26%) DHCP
4 20 (16.26%) LDAP
5 19 (15.45%) IPsec
5 19 (15.45%) Kerberos
5 19 (15.45%) LAN
5 19 (15.45%) SAN
6 12 (9.76%) Firewall
7 10 (8.13%) VPN
8 7 (5.69%) Internet
9 6 (4.88%) VLAN
10 4 (3.25%) NAS
10 4 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (3.25%) SSL
10 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.44%) 3G
12 2 (1.63%) MPLS
12 2 (1.63%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) MySQL
5 2 (1.63%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.81%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.81%) Power BI
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) MSI
2 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (9.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Retail
3 3 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (11.38%) Administrator
1 14 (11.38%) Consultant
1 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.57%) Active Directory Specialist
2 13 (10.57%) Support Engineer
2 13 (10.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (8.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (8.94%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (7.32%) Active Directory Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.69%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.88%) Technical Support
8 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.63%) CSS
2 2 (1.63%) HTML
2 2 (1.63%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.63%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.81%) DHTML
3 1 (0.81%) DOM
3 1 (0.81%) EDI
3 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.81%) jQuery
3 1 (0.81%) JSON
3 1 (0.81%) LINQ
3 1 (0.81%) MDX
3 1 (0.81%) Node.js
3 1 (0.81%) WCF
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) XHTML
3 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) PKI
2 22 (17.89%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.69%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.69%) Replication
4 5 (4.07%) NHS
5 4 (3.25%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.25%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Wiki
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) CESG
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (76.42%) Windows Server
3 81 (65.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 15 (12.20%) Windows 10
7 13 (10.57%) Linux
8 9 (7.32%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.88%) Unix
9 6 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.07%) Android
10 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.81%) Solaris
13 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.70%) ITIL
2 19 (15.45%) Server Virtualisation
3 18 (14.63%) Migration
4 17 (13.82%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.88%) Project Management
5 6 (4.88%) Service Management
6 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.07%) Line Management
6 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (3.25%) ERP
7 4 (3.25%) Hardware Maintenance
7 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.44%) Break/Fix
8 3 (2.44%) Change Control
8 3 (2.44%) Change Management
8 3 (2.44%) Demand Management
8 3 (2.44%) DevOps
8 3 (2.44%) Security Management
8 3 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.08%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) C#
4 5 (4.07%) Java
5 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) Perl
6 1 (0.81%) PHP
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Python
6 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) MCSE
4 8 (6.50%) MCSA
5 5 (4.07%) CCNA
5 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.63%) CCNP
7 2 (1.63%) Degree
8 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) CCA
8 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.81%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (69.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.63%) Hyper-V
2 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) XenApp
4 6 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.25%) vSphere
7 3 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.63%) Firmware
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.81%) Samba
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) SCCM
2 5 (4.07%) AirWatch
2 5 (4.07%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.07%) WSUS
3 4 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.44%) SCOM
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 56 (45.53%) VMware
3 23 (18.70%) Citrix
4 15 (12.20%) Cisco
5 12 (9.76%) HP
6 7 (5.69%) Oracle
7 6 (4.88%) Dell
7 6 (4.88%) McAfee
8 3 (2.44%) NetApp
8 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.44%) Veeam
9 2 (1.63%) Apple
9 2 (1.63%) arcserve
9 2 (1.63%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.63%) Intel
9 2 (1.63%) SAP
9 2 (1.63%) Sophos
9 2 (1.63%) Symantec
10 1 (0.81%) EMC
10 1 (0.81%) IBM