Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 19 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 104 108
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 64 72 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.66% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.16% 9.90% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 51
West Midlands median daily rate £282 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £150 £134 £163
90th Percentile £406 £525 £481
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -35.06% +6.94%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.00 £12.98
90th Percentile £85.70 £16.85 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 894 727 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.27% 16.76% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 430 583
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £185
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 65 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.54% -7.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.45
90th Percentile £22.25 £28.60 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Birmingham -24 14 £188 -25.00% 8
Worcestershire -4 9 £325 +72.19% 2
Warwickshire +3 7 £245 -10.91% 4
Shropshire -22 6 £250 -41.18% 1
Coventry -17 5 £495 +108.42% 1
Solihull - 5 £363 -
Herefordshire 0 4 £155 -76.15%
Staffordshire -5 2 £293 +11.43% 1
Dudley - 2 £150 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (85.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 43 (67.19%) VMware
5 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
6 29 (45.31%) Active Directory
7 23 (35.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (34.38%) MS Exchange
9 20 (31.25%) Cisco
10 19 (29.69%) Migration
10 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (29.69%) Windows 7
11 15 (23.44%) NetApp
12 14 (21.88%) Citrix
13 12 (18.75%) Windows 10
13 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
13 12 (18.75%) DNS
13 12 (18.75%) SQL
14 11 (17.19%) Linux
14 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
14 11 (17.19%) Office 365
15 10 (15.63%) Firewall
15 10 (15.63%) SAN
15 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
16 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (14.06%) HP
17 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (12.50%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 22 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.50%) IIS
4 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.56%) Apache
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.56%) Confluence
7 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.13%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) DNS
2 10 (15.63%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) SAN
3 5 (7.81%) DDNS
3 5 (7.81%) DHCP
3 5 (7.81%) NAS
3 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.69%) Internet
5 3 (4.69%) Skype
5 3 (4.69%) VLAN
5 3 (4.69%) VoIP
5 3 (4.69%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) Intranet
6 2 (3.13%) SSL
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) IPsec
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) GitLab
1 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
1 1 (1.56%) NDepend
1 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.56%) Selenium
1 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.81%) Automotive
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Server Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (10.94%) Administrator
6 7 (10.94%) Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Server Support
9 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.56%) Middleware
1 1 (1.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (85.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 23 (35.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (29.69%) Windows 7
6 12 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 11 (17.19%) Linux
8 8 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.13%) CentOS
10 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.56%) Unix
11 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Migration
2 7 (10.94%) Application Discovery
2 7 (10.94%) Change Control
3 6 (9.38%) ITIL
4 5 (7.81%) Project Management
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) Change Management
5 4 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Scrum
6 3 (4.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.13%) Release Management
7 2 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.13%) Service Management
7 2 (3.13%) Task Automation
7 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.38%) CCNA
4 5 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.25%) CCNP
5 4 (6.25%) MCSA
6 3 (4.69%) MCITP
6 3 (4.69%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (45.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.50%) vSphere
5 6 (9.38%) XenApp
6 4 (6.25%) XenServer
7 2 (3.13%) KVM
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.56%) NFS
8 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.56%) vCloud
8 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) WSUS
3 4 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.56%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
5 1 (1.56%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (67.19%) VMware
2 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco
4 15 (23.44%) NetApp
5 14 (21.88%) Citrix
6 9 (14.06%) HP
7 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.25%) Apple
8 4 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.56%) Avaya
10 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.56%) Dell
10 1 (1.56%) EMC
10 1 (1.56%) Google
10 1 (1.56%) NVIDIA
10 1 (1.56%) Oracle
10 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.56%) Twitter