Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 121 100
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 -56
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 55 73 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.38% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.27% 8.86% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 35
West Midlands median daily rate £289 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £150 £108 £151
90th Percentile £375 £475 £450
England median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% - -30.00%
10th Percentile £17.25 £10.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.75 £21.47 £23.75
England median hourly rate £16.88 £20.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -15.63% +7.38% -6.88%

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 877 824 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.54% 15.63% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 463 470
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +12.97% -6.82%
10th Percentile £8.94 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -16 13 £225 +38.46% 6
Warwickshire +8 10 £215 -21.82% 4
Worcestershire - 10 £325 - 3
Solihull +10 6 £363 +45.00% 1
Herefordshire +4 5 £150 -76.00%
Coventry +6 4 £173 -13.75% 3
Shropshire -11 2 £173 -47.73% 2
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 10
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 39 (70.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (69.09%) Active Directory
5 29 (52.73%) VMware
6 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 22 (40.00%) DNS
8 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
10 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
11 14 (25.45%) ITIL
12 13 (23.64%) DHCP
12 13 (23.64%) Migration
13 12 (21.82%) WSUS
13 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
14 11 (20.00%) IIS
15 10 (18.18%) SQL
15 10 (18.18%) Linux
16 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.36%) Cisco
16 9 (16.36%) HP
16 9 (16.36%) Citrix
16 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
17 8 (14.55%) Office 365
17 8 (14.55%) Change Control
17 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
17 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
17 8 (14.55%) Replication
18 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery

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 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.00%) IIS
3 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.82%) Confluence
7 1 (1.82%) nginx
7 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 4 (7.27%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.27%) SAN
3 4 (7.27%) VPN
4 3 (5.45%) LAN
4 3 (5.45%) SSL
4 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) TACACS
5 2 (3.64%) Telnet
5 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.64%) VLAN
5 2 (3.64%) VoIP
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) 4G
6 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.82%) Skype
6 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 7 (12.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Active Directory Consultant
3 7 (12.73%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.27%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.45%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) DOM
2 1 (1.82%) EDI
2 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.82%) HTML5
2 1 (1.82%) jQuery
2 1 (1.82%) JSON
2 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.82%) LINQ
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Replication
3 6 (10.91%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) CMDB
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 39 (70.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
6 10 (18.18%) Linux
7 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.64%) CentOS
10 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.82%) AIX
11 1 (1.82%) Android
11 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.82%) Debian
11 1 (1.82%) Solaris
11 1 (1.82%) Unix
11 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Change Control
4 7 (12.73%) Application Discovery
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.91%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.45%) Demand Management
6 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.45%) Service Management
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (3.64%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.64%) Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Release Management
7 2 (3.64%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.64%) Task Automation
8 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) DBS Check
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) CCNP
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) MCITP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (69.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) XenApp
5 4 (7.27%) XenServer
6 2 (3.64%) KVM
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) WSUS
2 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco
3 9 (16.36%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) HP
4 5 (9.09%) McAfee
4 5 (9.09%) NetApp
4 5 (9.09%) Veeam
5 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.64%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) Altova
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.82%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.82%) Xamarin