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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 27 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 91 163 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.68% 6.17% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.14% 23.73% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 65
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.75 £37.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
531 687 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.50% 26.02% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 323 206
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 2014. 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 -22 32 £300 -29.41% 28
Slough +11 16 £300 - 2
Bracknell -1 16 £313 -26.47% 1
Maidenhead -9 8 £400 +35.59% 2
Newbury - 5 £363 -
Wokingham - 1 £225 -
Windsor - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (55.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 96 (53.63%) Active Directory
4 84 (46.93%) VMware
5 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
6 61 (34.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (31.84%) DNS
8 52 (29.05%) Linux
9 45 (25.14%) Windows 7
10 41 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (22.35%) IIS
12 39 (21.79%) SQL Server
12 39 (21.79%) Security Cleared
13 38 (21.23%) Citrix
14 32 (17.88%) MS Exchange
14 32 (17.88%) DHCP
15 31 (17.32%) Red Hat
16 30 (16.76%) SC Cleared
17 28 (15.64%) ITIL
18 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
19 26 (14.53%) HP
20 25 (13.97%) Cisco
20 25 (13.97%) EMC
21 24 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (13.41%) LAN
21 24 (13.41%) SQL
21 24 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 22 (12.29%) NetBackup
22 22 (12.29%) Firewall
23 21 (11.73%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 40 (22.35%) IIS
2 32 (17.88%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.50%) Apache
4 15 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.47%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
7 7 (3.91%) Lotus Domino
7 7 (3.91%) GlassFish
8 5 (2.79%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.12%) CMS
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) SaaS
2 4 (2.23%) PaaS
2 4 (2.23%) IaaS
3 2 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.84%) DNS
2 32 (17.88%) DHCP
3 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
4 24 (13.41%) LAN
5 22 (12.29%) Firewall
6 21 (11.73%) SAN
6 21 (11.73%) WAN
7 18 (10.06%) SSL
7 18 (10.06%) Internet
8 14 (7.82%) VPN
9 13 (7.26%) LDAP
10 7 (3.91%) SMTP
11 5 (2.79%) DMZ
12 4 (2.23%) SSH
12 4 (2.23%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.68%) DSL
13 3 (1.68%) VLAN
13 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.68%) Wireless
13 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) MySQL
2 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) IDOL
5 1 (0.56%) MS Access
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.23%) GCC
2 3 (1.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 10 (5.59%) Finance
2 3 (1.68%) Publishing
2 3 (1.68%) Banking
3 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Law
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.76%) Support Engineer
2 24 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.73%) Analyst
4 13 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 10 (5.59%) Designer
8 9 (5.03%) IT Support
8 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.03%) Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) Architect
9 8 (4.47%) Support Technician
9 8 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Administrator
11 6 (3.35%) IT Support Technician
11 6 (3.35%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Web Analyst
11 6 (3.35%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.47%) .NET
2 7 (3.91%) Web Services
2 7 (3.91%) Flash
3 5 (2.79%) CSS
3 5 (2.79%) LAMP
3 5 (2.79%) HTML
4 4 (2.23%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.68%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.68%) VXML
5 3 (1.68%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.68%) SOAP
5 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.12%) Ajax
6 2 (1.12%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.12%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (1.12%) jQuery
7 1 (0.56%) Laravel
7 1 (0.56%) WCF
7 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) Thin Client
1 8 (4.47%) Blackberry
1 8 (4.47%) Fat Client
2 7 (3.91%) CLARiiON
2 7 (3.91%) Clustering
2 7 (3.91%) PKI
3 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.79%) IVR
5 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.68%) Open Source
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (55.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 61 (34.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (29.05%) Linux
5 45 (25.14%) Windows 7
6 24 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (10.61%) Windows XP
7 19 (10.61%) UNIX
8 18 (10.06%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.35%) Solaris
10 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.68%) Debian
11 3 (1.68%) AIX
11 3 (1.68%) VMS
12 2 (1.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.56%) SUSE
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) ITIL
2 17 (9.50%) Change Management
3 13 (7.26%) Migration
4 11 (6.15%) Service Management
5 9 (5.03%) Waterfall
5 9 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (3.91%) Web Development
7 6 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.79%) Capacity Management
8 5 (2.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (2.79%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.79%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (2.79%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.79%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (2.79%) Investment Management
8 5 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.23%) Workflow
9 4 (2.23%) Validation
9 4 (2.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.41%) SQL
2 17 (9.50%) Java
3 15 (8.38%) Perl
4 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.70%) Korn
6 11 (6.15%) C
7 9 (5.03%) VB
8 8 (4.47%) Bourne shell
9 6 (3.35%) PHP
10 5 (2.79%) C#
10 5 (2.79%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.79%) VBScript
11 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.68%) Python
13 2 (1.12%) PHP5
13 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (21.79%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.50%) MCSE
5 12 (6.70%) MCITP
6 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.47%) Degree
7 8 (4.47%) CCA
7 8 (4.47%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.91%) MCTS
9 6 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.79%) HNC
11 4 (2.23%) MCSA
11 4 (2.23%) MCP
12 3 (1.68%) CCNA
12 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.12%) PhD
14 1 (0.56%) MCSD
14 1 (0.56%) MCDST
14 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) SLA
1 2 (1.12%) COBIT
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 96 (53.63%) Active Directory
2 41 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 19 (10.61%) vSphere
4 15 (8.38%) Terminal Services
5 11 (6.15%) XenApp
6 10 (5.59%) NFS
7 6 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.79%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.23%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.68%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.68%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.12%) Xen
11 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.56%) Docker
12 1 (0.56%) LXC
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (12.29%) NetBackup
2 21 (11.73%) WSUS
3 13 (7.26%) SCCM
4 8 (4.47%) Nagios
5 5 (2.79%) SCOM
6 4 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.12%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.12%) Puppet
7 2 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.12%) WMI
8 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) Netcool
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 84 (46.93%) VMware
2 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
3 38 (21.23%) Citrix
4 31 (17.32%) Red Hat
5 26 (14.53%) HP
6 25 (13.97%) EMC
6 25 (13.97%) Cisco
7 16 (8.94%) Symantec
8 11 (6.15%) Oracle
9 10 (5.59%) NetApp
10 8 (4.47%) Isilon
11 7 (3.91%) Lotus
11 7 (3.91%) Adobe
11 7 (3.91%) Dell
12 4 (2.23%) IBM
12 4 (2.23%) Veritas
12 4 (2.23%) McAfee
12 4 (2.23%) Altiris
13 3 (1.68%) Remedy
13 3 (1.68%) Unica
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