The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 70 103 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.45% 3.71% 4.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.17% 17.76% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 43
Average daily rate
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£331 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £178 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.88 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
Windows Server 2008
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
575 580 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.15% 20.89% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 285 199
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.30 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -20 24 £298 -10.03% 10
Bracknell +1 18 £400 +33.16% 1
Slough -3 8 £400 +41.59% 2
Maidenhead +4 2 £375 +41.50% 4
Wokingham - 2 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (54.35%) VMware
5 70 (50.72%) Microsoft
6 56 (40.58%) SCCM
7 52 (37.68%) Security Cleared
8 50 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (31.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (26.09%) DV Cleared
11 35 (25.36%) Windows 7
12 28 (20.29%) HP
12 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
13 26 (18.84%) DNS
14 25 (18.12%) SQL
14 25 (18.12%) Hyper-V
15 24 (17.39%) Citrix
16 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
16 22 (15.94%) DHCP
16 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
17 21 (15.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (14.49%) PowerShell
18 20 (14.49%) vSphere
19 19 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (13.77%) SCOM
19 19 (13.77%) MCSE
20 18 (13.04%) Linux
20 18 (13.04%) VBScript
20 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.14%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.97%) IIS
6 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.35%) Lync
7 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.17%) Documentum
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.84%) DNS
2 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
2 22 (15.94%) DHCP
3 16 (11.59%) Firewall
4 13 (9.42%) SAN
5 10 (7.25%) WAN
6 9 (6.52%) LAN
7 6 (4.35%) VPN
7 6 (4.35%) VoIP
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.17%) VLAN
9 3 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (2.17%) SNMP
10 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.45%) Internet
10 2 (1.45%) SSL
11 1 (0.72%) SSH
11 1 (0.72%) FTP
11 1 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.87%) MSI
2 10 (7.25%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.72%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.17%) Retail
2 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (0.72%) Finance
4 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Support Engineer
2 20 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.87%) Server Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) Applications Packager
4 13 (9.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (8.70%) Server Support
5 12 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Consultant
6 10 (7.25%) Server Support Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Architect
9 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 4 (2.90%) Administrator
12 4 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.17%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) COM
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Clustering
3 4 (2.90%) PKI
4 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.45%) Replication
5 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.72%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (31.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (25.36%) Windows 7
5 18 (13.04%) Linux
6 11 (7.97%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.45%) UNIX
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 14 (10.14%) ITIL
2 14 (10.14%) Migration
3 9 (6.52%) Network Management
4 6 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (3.62%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (2.90%) Validation
7 3 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.17%) Operations Management
7 3 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.17%) Change Management
8 2 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.45%) Requirements Management
9 1 (0.72%) Software Testing
9 1 (0.72%) Load Balancing
9 1 (0.72%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (0.72%) Test Automation
9 1 (0.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (0.72%) Test Scripting
9 1 (0.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.12%) SQL
2 20 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 18 (13.04%) VBScript
4 14 (10.14%) VB
5 2 (1.45%) C
6 1 (0.72%) Java
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (37.68%) Security Cleared
2 36 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
4 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (13.77%) MCSE
6 10 (7.25%) MCP
7 6 (4.35%) MCITP
8 4 (2.90%) MCSA
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.45%) Degree
9 2 (1.45%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CCNA
10 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.72%) MCSD
10 1 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 92 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 50 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (18.12%) Hyper-V
4 20 (14.49%) vSphere
5 14 (10.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (9.42%) Terminal Services
7 10 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.80%) XenApp
9 5 (3.62%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.90%) DFS Replication
11 3 (2.17%) BitLocker
11 3 (2.17%) Samba
12 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.45%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.72%) XenServer
13 1 (0.72%) vCloud
13 1 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.72%) UAG
13 1 (0.72%) Firmware
13 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (40.58%) SCCM
2 21 (15.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (13.77%) SCOM
4 12 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (5.07%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.17%) SCDPM
7 3 (2.17%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.17%) vMotion
8 1 (0.72%) WMI
8 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.72%) SCSM
8 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.72%) Netcool
8 1 (0.72%) Nagios
8 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 75 (54.35%) VMware
2 70 (50.72%) Microsoft
3 28 (20.29%) HP
4 24 (17.39%) Citrix
5 15 (10.87%) Oracle
6 10 (7.25%) Borland
7 9 (6.52%) Cisco
8 7 (5.07%) 3PAR
8 7 (5.07%) Dell
8 7 (5.07%) McAfee
9 6 (4.35%) IBM
9 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.90%) AppSense
10 4 (2.90%) EMC
10 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.90%) ProCurve
10 4 (2.90%) Brocade
11 3 (2.17%) Becrypt
11 3 (2.17%) NetApp
12 2 (1.45%) Remedy
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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