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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 83 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 -44  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.91% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.35% 9.78% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 44
Median daily rate £288 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.87% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £164 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £465 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 18
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.89% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £20.70 £26.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 395 593 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.11% 19.56% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 315 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Birmingham +3 9 £319 -3.40% 7
Worcestershire +9 6 £189 -52.81% 1
Coventry +14 4 £231 -24.79% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Shropshire +6 2 - - 3
Staffordshire +3 2 £300 - 4
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 3
Herefordshire -4 2 £360 -4.00%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 61 (85.92%) Windows Server
3 51 (71.83%) Active Directory
4 47 (66.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (42.25%) VMware
6 24 (33.80%) MS Exchange
7 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
7 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
9 18 (25.35%) DNS
9 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
10 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (18.31%) WAN
12 13 (18.31%) Citrix
13 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
14 10 (14.08%) LAN
14 10 (14.08%) SQL
15 8 (11.27%) Linux
15 8 (11.27%) VPN
15 8 (11.27%) Office 365
15 8 (11.27%) SCCM
16 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
16 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
16 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (9.86%) DHCP
16 7 (9.86%) ERP
16 7 (9.86%) .NET
16 7 (9.86%) Cisco
16 7 (9.86%) Migration

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 24 (33.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.41%) Confluence
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.41%) IIS
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) DNS
2 13 (18.31%) WAN
3 10 (14.08%) LAN
4 8 (11.27%) VPN
5 7 (9.86%) DHCP
6 6 (8.45%) Firewall
6 6 (8.45%) SAN
7 5 (7.04%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.23%) NAS
8 3 (4.23%) SSH
8 3 (4.23%) SSL
9 2 (2.82%) Internet
9 2 (2.82%) VoIP
9 2 (2.82%) Wireless
9 2 (2.82%) X.500
10 1 (1.41%) 3G
10 1 (1.41%) Intranet
10 1 (1.41%) MPLS
10 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.41%) OLAP
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MSI
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.45%) Retail
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Administrator
2 10 (14.08%) DBA
2 10 (14.08%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) SQL DBA
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) MySQL DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Production DBA
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Production DBA
7 2 (2.82%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) ODBC
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) DHTML
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) MDX
3 1 (1.41%) WAP
3 1 (1.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Clustering
1 6 (8.45%) Replication
2 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (85.92%) Windows Server
3 47 (66.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.90%) Windows 10
7 8 (11.27%) Linux
8 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (7.04%) Unix
10 4 (5.63%) CentOS
10 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.41%) Android
13 1 (1.41%) HPUX
13 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (9.86%) ERP
1 7 (9.86%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) Change Management
2 6 (8.45%) Hardware Maintenance
2 6 (8.45%) Security Management
3 5 (7.04%) ITIL
4 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
4 4 (5.63%) High Availability
4 4 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.23%) Data Extraction
5 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.23%) ETL
5 3 (4.23%) Open Source
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.23%) Server Building
5 3 (4.23%) Stress Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.04%) VB
4 4 (5.63%) VB6
5 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.82%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) MCITP
4 2 (2.82%) MCSE
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) CCA
5 1 (1.41%) CCNP
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) MCTS
5 1 (1.41%) MOS
5 1 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (71.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.63%) vSphere
6 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.82%) XenApp
8 1 (1.41%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.41%) Samba
8 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.41%) UAG
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) WSUS
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Webmin
4 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) Terraform
4 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) VMware
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.31%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.23%) Dell
6 3 (4.23%) NetApp
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.41%) Apple
8 1 (1.41%) Avaya
8 1 (1.41%) Cognos
8 1 (1.41%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) Informatica
8 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.41%) Remedy
8 1 (1.41%) Sophos
8 1 (1.41%) Symantec
8 1 (1.41%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.41%) Veritas
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