Period
to 25 September 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 25 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 119 106
Rank change year-on-year -24 -13 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 58 60 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.13% 1.34% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.57% 7.20% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 81
West Midlands median daily rate £289 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% -3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £150 £161 £163
90th Percentile £421 £421 £475
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +4.35% +2.25%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.50 £11.88
90th Percentile £58.20 £38.10 £21.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% -3.35% +11.11%

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 1,042 833 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.32% 18.64% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 496 589
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -7.59% +19.70%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £174
90th Percentile £538 £559 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 76 94
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.22 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +5.30% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.20 £31.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -12 10 £225 -29.69% 8
Staffordshire +1 9 £365 +18.70% 4
Warwickshire +9 7 £225 -41.94% 2
Shropshire -33 7 £250 - 1
Coventry -14 6 £495 +149.06%
Solihull -4 4 £400 -
Herefordshire -5 3 £140 -61.11% 1
Dudley - 2 £150 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (81.03%) Windows Server
3 45 (77.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (68.97%) VMware
5 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
6 27 (46.55%) Active Directory
7 24 (41.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
9 18 (31.03%) Office 365
10 16 (27.59%) Linux
10 16 (27.59%) SQL
10 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 16 (27.59%) NetApp
11 15 (25.86%) Cisco
11 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
12 14 (24.14%) Windows 10
13 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (22.41%) Citrix
13 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (20.69%) Migration
14 12 (20.69%) vSphere
15 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (17.24%) DNS
16 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
17 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
17 9 (15.52%) XenApp
17 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
17 9 (15.52%) HP

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 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.62%) Confluence
5 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) ENOVIA
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Office 365
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.62%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.90%) IaaS
5 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (3.45%) G Suite
6 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 8 (13.79%) Firewall
2 8 (13.79%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) DHCP
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) DDNS
5 3 (5.17%) NAS
5 3 (5.17%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (5.17%) VLAN
5 3 (5.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) DKIM
6 2 (3.45%) Internet
6 2 (3.45%) Intranet
6 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.45%) Skype
6 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.62%) GitLab
1 5 (8.62%) HP UFT
1 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
1 5 (8.62%) NDepend
1 5 (8.62%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (8.62%) Selenium
1 5 (8.62%) SonarQube
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.34%) Automotive
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IT Support
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
1 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
1 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.90%) WSH
3 3 (5.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (81.03%) Windows Server
3 45 (77.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (27.59%) Linux
5 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
6 14 (24.14%) Windows 10
7 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.62%) Unix
9 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.72%) CentOS
11 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (20.69%) Migration
3 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.07%) Scrum
4 5 (8.62%) Build Automation
4 5 (8.62%) Change Management
4 5 (8.62%) Coaching
4 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (8.62%) DevOps
4 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
4 5 (8.62%) Kanban
4 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
4 5 (8.62%) Microservices
4 5 (8.62%) MVC
4 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
4 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
4 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
4 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
5 4 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) VBScript
5 2 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 4 (6.90%) CCNA
5 4 (6.90%) MCITP
5 4 (6.90%) MCSA
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) vSphere
4 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.52%) XenApp
5 8 (13.79%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.45%) Firmware
7 2 (3.45%) NFS
7 2 (3.45%) vCloud
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) WSUS
3 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.45%) Nessus
4 2 (3.45%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) VMware
2 31 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.59%) NetApp
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco
5 13 (22.41%) Citrix
6 9 (15.52%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
8 3 (5.17%) Dell
8 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.17%) Sophos
9 2 (3.45%) Adobe
9 2 (3.45%) Apple
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) BMC
9 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Sage