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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 89 123 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.09% 4.36% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.21% 20.16% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 25
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.10 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.88 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
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
549 610 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.09% 21.62% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 281 175
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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 -4 39 £296 +7.63% 11
Bracknell +5 22 £400 +27.38% 3
Maidenhead +2 3 £375 -6.25% 3
Slough -13 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Wokingham - 1 £300 - 1
Ascot - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (62.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 106 (59.22%) Active Directory
4 91 (50.84%) VMware
5 88 (49.16%) Microsoft
6 61 (34.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 58 (32.40%) Security Cleared
9 56 (31.28%) DNS
10 55 (30.73%) SCCM
11 54 (30.17%) Windows 7
12 38 (21.23%) DV Cleared
13 35 (19.55%) DHCP
14 34 (18.99%) SQL
14 34 (18.99%) HP
15 33 (18.44%) Citrix
15 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
16 32 (17.88%) MS Exchange
17 31 (17.32%) Linux
17 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
18 30 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (16.20%) IIS
20 27 (15.08%) ITIL
21 26 (14.53%) MCSE
21 26 (14.53%) vSphere
22 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
23 24 (13.41%) Red Hat
24 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
24 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
25 22 (12.29%) OpenView Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 32 (17.88%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.20%) IIS
3 20 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.38%) SharePoint
4 15 (8.38%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (5.59%) Apache
6 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
7 7 (3.91%) Lotus Domino
7 7 (3.91%) GlassFish
8 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.68%) Documentum
10 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.12%) Lync
11 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) SaaS
1 4 (2.23%) PaaS
1 4 (2.23%) IaaS
2 3 (1.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (31.28%) DNS
2 35 (19.55%) DHCP
3 33 (18.44%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.38%) SSL
4 15 (8.38%) Firewall
5 14 (7.82%) SAN
6 11 (6.15%) LAN
7 10 (5.59%) WAN
8 9 (5.03%) Internet
9 7 (3.91%) VPN
10 6 (3.35%) VoIP
10 6 (3.35%) SSH
11 5 (2.79%) FTP
12 3 (1.68%) HTTP
12 3 (1.68%) VLAN
12 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.68%) DSL
13 2 (1.12%) Wireless
13 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) MySQL
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) IDOL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.26%) MSI
2 10 (5.59%) StarTeam
3 4 (2.23%) GCC
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (3.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (26.82%) Support Engineer
2 24 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (7.82%) Analyst
4 14 (7.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 13 (7.26%) Server Engineer
5 13 (7.26%) Architect
6 10 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) Server Support
6 10 (5.59%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.59%) Applications Packager
7 9 (5.03%) Server Support Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Consultant
8 8 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) IT Support
9 7 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.91%) .NET
1 7 (3.91%) Flash
1 7 (3.91%) LAMP
2 5 (2.79%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.79%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.23%) HTML
3 4 (2.23%) CSS
4 3 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.68%) VXML
4 3 (1.68%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.12%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.56%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) WCF
6 1 (0.56%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.91%) CLARiiON
2 7 (3.91%) Clustering
3 6 (3.35%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.79%) IVR
5 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.12%) Open Source
7 2 (1.12%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) PDA
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (62.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 61 (34.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (30.17%) Windows 7
5 31 (17.32%) Linux
6 21 (11.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (10.06%) Windows XP
8 13 (7.26%) UNIX
9 10 (5.59%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.23%) Solaris
11 3 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.56%) AIX
12 1 (0.56%) VMS
12 1 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.08%) ITIL
2 19 (10.61%) Configuration Management
3 15 (8.38%) Migration
4 13 (7.26%) Change Management
5 11 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (5.59%) Network Management
7 9 (5.03%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.91%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (3.91%) Web Development
9 6 (3.35%) Validation
9 6 (3.35%) Service Management
9 6 (3.35%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.23%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (2.23%) Software Engineering
11 3 (1.68%) Operations Management
11 3 (1.68%) Load Balancing
11 3 (1.68%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.68%) ITIL V3
11 3 (1.68%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.99%) SQL
2 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
3 19 (10.61%) VBScript
3 19 (10.61%) VB
4 15 (8.38%) Java
5 11 (6.15%) Perl
6 8 (4.47%) Korn
7 7 (3.91%) C
8 6 (3.35%) PHP
9 4 (2.23%) C#
9 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.23%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.68%) Python
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) PHP5
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (32.40%) Security Cleared
2 38 (21.23%) DV Cleared
3 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
4 30 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (14.53%) MCSE
6 11 (6.15%) MCP
6 11 (6.15%) MCITP
7 7 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.35%) VCP4
9 5 (2.79%) Degree
9 5 (2.79%) HNC
10 4 (2.23%) MCSA
10 4 (2.23%) MCTS
11 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.68%) CCNA
11 3 (1.68%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.12%) CCA
12 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.12%) PhD
13 1 (0.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (59.22%) Active Directory
2 60 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (14.53%) vSphere
4 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
5 15 (8.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (7.82%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.35%) XenApp
7 6 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.79%) DFS Replication
9 4 (2.23%) OpenSSH
9 4 (2.23%) NFS
10 3 (1.68%) vCloud
10 3 (1.68%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.56%) Firmware
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
12 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.56%) Docker
12 1 (0.56%) LXC
12 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 55 (30.73%) SCCM
2 22 (12.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (11.73%) NetBackup
4 19 (10.61%) SCOM
5 10 (5.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (5.03%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (4.47%) Nagios
8 7 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (3.35%) WSUS
10 3 (1.68%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.68%) SCDPM
11 2 (1.12%) Puppet
11 2 (1.12%) Netcool
12 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.56%) SCSM
12 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (50.84%) VMware
2 88 (49.16%) Microsoft
3 34 (18.99%) HP
4 33 (18.44%) Citrix
5 24 (13.41%) Red Hat
6 21 (11.73%) EMC
7 18 (10.06%) Oracle
8 15 (8.38%) Symantec
9 12 (6.70%) Cisco
10 11 (6.15%) Dell
11 10 (5.59%) Borland
12 7 (3.91%) Lotus
12 7 (3.91%) IBM
12 7 (3.91%) Adobe
12 7 (3.91%) Remedy
12 7 (3.91%) McAfee
13 6 (3.35%) Altiris
13 6 (3.35%) Isilon
13 6 (3.35%) Veritas
14 5 (2.79%) NetApp
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