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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 100 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.48% 4.10% 4.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.69% 18.62% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 44
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
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
465 537 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.51% 22.02% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 235 238
Average daily rate £375 £338 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 23 36
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 21 £338 -6.25% 13
Maidenhead +6 7 £218 -
Slough +1 7 £338 +40.62% 1
Bracknell -3 6 - -
Newbury +3 2 - - 1
Wokingham +2 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (62.41%) Active Directory
3 79 (56.03%) VMware
4 75 (53.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 54 (38.30%) SCCM
7 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (29.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (28.37%) Security Cleared
10 35 (24.82%) MS Exchange
11 34 (24.11%) Windows 7
12 31 (21.99%) DV Cleared
13 26 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 25 (17.73%) HP
14 25 (17.73%) Citrix
15 24 (17.02%) DNS
15 24 (17.02%) Firewall
16 22 (15.60%) Migration
16 22 (15.60%) SQL
17 21 (14.89%) TCP/IP
17 21 (14.89%) vSphere
18 19 (13.48%) Hyper-V
18 19 (13.48%) SAN
19 18 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (12.77%) DHCP
19 18 (12.77%) ITIL
19 18 (12.77%) PowerShell
20 17 (12.06%) SCOM
20 17 (12.06%) VBScript
20 17 (12.06%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 35 (24.82%) MS Exchange
2 26 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (7.09%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.38%) Lync
5 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.38%) IIS
6 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.42%) Documentum
9 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 17 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.02%) DNS
1 24 (17.02%) Firewall
2 21 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 19 (13.48%) SAN
4 18 (12.77%) DHCP
5 17 (12.06%) WAN
6 15 (10.64%) LAN
7 8 (5.67%) VPN
8 6 (4.26%) VLAN
9 5 (3.55%) VoIP
10 4 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.13%) SSL
11 3 (2.13%) SNMP
11 3 (2.13%) Internet
11 3 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.42%) NAS
13 1 (0.71%) DMZ
13 1 (0.71%) SMTP
13 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MSI
2 4 (2.84%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.42%) Subversion
4 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.71%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.42%) Finance
3 2 (1.42%) Publishing
3 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (18.44%) Support Engineer
2 21 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 10 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.38%) Server Support
5 9 (6.38%) Applications Packager
6 8 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Server Support Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Administrator
9 5 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.84%) Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.84%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.96%) Clustering
4 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.13%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.42%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.71%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.71%) PDA
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (53.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (24.11%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.22%) Linux
5 13 (9.22%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (2.84%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.60%) Migration
2 18 (12.77%) ITIL
3 11 (7.80%) Configuration Management
3 11 (7.80%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.26%) Change Management
4 6 (4.26%) Network Management
4 6 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (3.55%) Validation
5 5 (3.55%) Server Building
6 4 (2.84%) Patch Management
6 4 (2.84%) Change Control
6 4 (2.84%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (2.13%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.13%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.42%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.42%) Release Management
8 2 (1.42%) Operations Management
8 2 (1.42%) Software Deployment
8 2 (1.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) SQL
2 18 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 17 (12.06%) VBScript
4 12 (8.51%) VB
5 3 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 31 (21.99%) DV Cleared
3 18 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.93%) MCSE
5 12 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.96%) MCP
6 7 (4.96%) MCTS
7 5 (3.55%) MCITP
8 4 (2.84%) MCSA
9 3 (2.13%) Sun Certification
9 3 (2.13%) Degree
10 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.71%) CCIE
11 1 (0.71%) CCNP
11 1 (0.71%) CCNA
11 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.71%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 88 (62.41%) Active Directory
2 41 (29.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.89%) vSphere
4 19 (13.48%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.51%) Terminal Services
6 11 (7.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (6.38%) XenApp
8 7 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.55%) VMware ESX
10 3 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.13%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.13%) Samba
10 3 (2.13%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.42%) XenServer
11 2 (1.42%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.42%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 54 (38.30%) SCCM
2 17 (12.06%) SCOM
3 11 (7.80%) HP Data Protector
4 10 (7.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.55%) WSUS
6 4 (2.84%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.84%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.42%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.42%) vMotion
9 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.71%) SCSM
9 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.71%) WMI
9 1 (0.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 79 (56.03%) VMware
2 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 25 (17.73%) HP
3 25 (17.73%) Citrix
4 11 (7.80%) EMC
5 10 (7.09%) Cisco
6 9 (6.38%) Dell
6 9 (6.38%) Oracle
7 8 (5.67%) IBM
8 6 (4.26%) McAfee
8 6 (4.26%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.55%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.55%) Symantec
10 4 (2.84%) NetApp
10 4 (2.84%) Borland
10 4 (2.84%) ProCurve
10 4 (2.84%) AppSense
10 4 (2.84%) Brocade
11 3 (2.13%) Lumension
11 3 (2.13%) Becrypt
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