Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 124 119
Rank change year-on-year -47 -5 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 60 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 1.23% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.35% 6.36% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 59
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £198 £160 £131
90th Percentile £413 £416 £454
England median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +13.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £17.35 £16.85 £10.60
90th Percentile £27.63 £44.05 £21.47
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -18.60% +22.86%

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 1,076 943 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.68% 19.32% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 545 516
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.30%
10th Percentile £140 £156 £175
90th Percentile £530 £553 £519
England median daily rate £429 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 88 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.23% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £41.15 £25.10
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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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 -5 10 £370 +18.40% 5
Staffordshire -6 10 £370 +17.46% 4
Warwickshire +5 6 £225 +4.65% 2
Shropshire -58 4 - -
Solihull -1 2 - - 2
Worcestershire -6 1 £325 - 1
Coventry -15 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 22 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) VMware
4 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 18 (50.00%) Office 365
6 12 (33.33%) Linux
6 12 (33.33%) SQL
6 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (30.56%) DNS
7 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
7 11 (30.56%) DHCP
7 11 (30.56%) Citrix
8 9 (25.00%) XenApp
8 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (22.22%) Unix
9 8 (22.22%) SCCM
9 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
10 7 (19.44%) Migration
10 7 (19.44%) Change Management
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco
10 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (19.44%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (16.67%) vSphere

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 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.11%) Confluence
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) MS Project Server
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ENOVIA
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (5.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (50.00%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.56%) G Suite
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) DHCP
1 11 (30.56%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) WLAN
3 4 (11.11%) SSL
3 4 (11.11%) VLAN
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.56%) DKIM
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.78%) Intranet
6 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.78%) PBX
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) GitLab
1 4 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
1 4 (11.11%) NDepend
1 4 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (11.11%) Selenium
1 4 (11.11%) SonarQube
1 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 4 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) IT Support
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (11.11%) WSH
3 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.56%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (33.33%) Linux
5 8 (22.22%) Unix
6 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (19.44%) Change Management
2 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 4 (11.11%) Coaching
3 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps
3 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Kanban
3 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 4 (11.11%) Microservices
3 4 (11.11%) MVC
3 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) MCSE
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCITP
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) XenApp
3 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (19.44%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (16.67%) vSphere
6 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (5.56%) Firmware
7 2 (5.56%) NFS
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.78%) vCloud
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Nessus
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) SCSM
4 1 (2.78%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
1 22 (61.11%) VMware
2 11 (30.56%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Dell
5 3 (8.33%) EMC
5 3 (8.33%) Sophos
6 2 (5.56%) Adobe
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (5.56%) BMC
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.56%) Remedy
6 2 (5.56%) Sage
6 2 (5.56%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.78%) Huawei
7 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL