Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 115 61
Rank change year-on-year -5 -54 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 58 99 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.60% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.29% 9.51% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 64 52
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £300 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.73% -5.42%
10th Percentile £161 £172 £127
90th Percentile £421 £473 £448
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +18.18% -17.50%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £41.08 £21.47 £23.75
England median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +20.00% -12.50%

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 922 1041 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 16.83% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 552 360
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

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 23 November 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
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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -3 16 £315 +5.00%
Warwickshire +8 13 £215 +30.30% 1
Coventry +22 8 £173 -29.59% 1
Worcestershire +5 6 £189 -21.35% 1
Herefordshire -3 5 £255 -21.54%
Staffordshire +9 3 £315 -15.44% 1
Solihull +5 3 £400 +60.00% 1
Walsall 0 1 £193 +54.00%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (77.59%) Active Directory
3 44 (75.86%) Windows Server
4 39 (67.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (56.90%) VMware
6 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
7 20 (34.48%) DNS
7 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
8 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (27.59%) PowerShell
9 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) ITIL
10 12 (20.69%) WAN
10 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
11 11 (18.97%) LAN
11 11 (18.97%) Linux
12 10 (17.24%) SLA
13 9 (15.52%) Citrix
13 9 (15.52%) DHCP
13 9 (15.52%) SQL
13 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
13 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (13.79%) Office 365
14 8 (13.79%) HP
14 8 (13.79%) VPN
15 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
15 7 (12.07%) Replication
15 7 (12.07%) SAN
15 7 (12.07%) WSUS
15 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) IIS
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.72%) Confluence
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.72%) nginx
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.72%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) DNS
2 12 (20.69%) WAN
3 11 (18.97%) LAN
4 9 (15.52%) DHCP
5 8 (13.79%) VPN
6 7 (12.07%) SAN
7 4 (6.90%) Firewall
7 4 (6.90%) SSL
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.45%) TACACS
8 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.45%) X.500
9 1 (1.72%) 3G
9 1 (1.72%) ADSL
9 1 (1.72%) HTTP
9 1 (1.72%) IPv6
9 1 (1.72%) MPLS
9 1 (1.72%) Network Security
9 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.72%) OLAP
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.72%) Power BI
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.45%) MSI
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Administrator
1 9 (15.52%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Support
5 4 (6.90%) IT Support
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) DHTML
3 1 (1.72%) DOM
3 1 (1.72%) EDI
3 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.72%) HTML5
3 1 (1.72%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) LINQ
3 1 (1.72%) MDX
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
3 1 (1.72%) WCF
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XHTML
3 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Replication
2 6 (10.34%) PKI
3 2 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.45%) Wiki
4 1 (1.72%) CESG
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) Windows Server
3 39 (67.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
6 11 (18.97%) Linux
7 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.90%) Unix
9 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
10 3 (5.17%) Android
10 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.72%) AIX
12 1 (1.72%) HPUX
12 1 (1.72%) Solaris
12 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.90%) Change Management
4 4 (6.90%) ERP
4 4 (6.90%) Hardware Maintenance
4 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.17%) Demand Management
5 3 (5.17%) Security Management
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 2 (3.45%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.45%) IT Strategy
6 2 (3.45%) Line Management
6 2 (3.45%) Migration
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) Release Management
6 2 (3.45%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (3.45%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) CCA
3 1 (1.72%) CCNA
3 1 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) MCSE
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (77.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.90%) XenApp
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.17%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.72%) Samba
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) WSUS
2 5 (8.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.62%) SCCM
3 4 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.17%) SCOM
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) VMware
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) McAfee
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 5 (8.62%) Veeam
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (1.72%) Altova
8 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.72%) Informatica
8 1 (1.72%) Lumension
8 1 (1.72%) Xamarin