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 3 months to 29 March 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 91 48
Rank change year-on-year +17 -43  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 38 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 1.38% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.85% 6.22% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 50
Median daily rate £363 £310 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.93% +2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 20
Median hourly rate £11.75 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.37% +6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.25 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.50 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 346 611 501
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.46% 22.24% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 279 228
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +40 12 £425 -
Birmingham -4 11 £250 -23.07% 5
Herefordshire - 8 £650 -
Staffordshire - 5 £263 - 1
Coventry -1 4 £233 -25.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (81.69%) Windows Server
3 48 (67.61%) Active Directory
4 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
6 20 (28.17%) VMware
7 19 (26.76%) Windows 7
8 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (18.31%) Office 365
9 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
10 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
10 12 (16.90%) MS Office
11 11 (15.49%) SQL
11 11 (15.49%) DNS
12 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.27%) Cisco
13 8 (11.27%) SCCM
14 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
14 7 (9.86%) DHCP
14 7 (9.86%) Citrix
15 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (8.45%) Linux
15 6 (8.45%) .NET
15 6 (8.45%) Change Management
15 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.82%) IIS
7 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.41%) Confluence
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) DNS
2 7 (9.86%) DHCP
3 5 (7.04%) WAN
4 4 (5.63%) LAN
4 4 (5.63%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.23%) NAS
5 3 (4.23%) SSH
5 3 (4.23%) VoIP
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.82%) Firewall
6 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
7 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.41%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) Skype
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
7 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.04%) MySQL
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MSI
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
1 4 (5.63%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (11.27%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (9.86%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Administrator
4 5 (7.04%) DBA
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) MySQL DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Server Support
5 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (5.63%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) ICT Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) ODBC
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) EDI
3 1 (1.41%) WAP
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
1 5 (7.04%) Replication
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
2 3 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) AS400
4 1 (1.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (81.69%) Windows Server
3 42 (59.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (26.76%) Windows 7
5 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.45%) Linux
7 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.63%) CentOS
10 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.82%) Android
11 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.41%) Unix
12 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.45%) Change Management
2 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL
2 4 (5.63%) Migration
3 3 (4.23%) Data Extraction
3 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.23%) High Availability
3 3 (4.23%) Open Source
3 3 (4.23%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (4.23%) Service Management
3 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (4.23%) Stress Testing
4 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.82%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (2.82%) Business Analysis
4 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) VB
3 4 (5.63%) VB6
4 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.82%) MCITP
3 2 (2.82%) MOS
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) CCA
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) MCTS
4 1 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (67.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.04%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.41%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) UAG
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) WSUS
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Webmin
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.17%) VMware
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco
4 7 (9.86%) Citrix
5 3 (4.23%) Dell
5 3 (4.23%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) NetApp
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 2 (2.82%) Avaya
6 2 (2.82%) Cognos
6 2 (2.82%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.82%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.41%) Capita
7 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.41%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.41%) Polycom
7 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.41%) Veritas
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