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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 65 81 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 3.23% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.68% 15.61% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 48
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£328 £338 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.75 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
475 519 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.51% 20.72% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 232 255
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 26 40
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.29 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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 30 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 -14 33 £334 -4.64% 8
Maidenhead +8 6 £218 - 2
Bracknell -3 6 - -
Slough -4 3 £325 +34.02% 1
Newbury -1 2 - -
Wokingham +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 80 (59.70%) VMware
3 63 (47.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (40.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (38.81%) SCCM
6 49 (36.57%) Microsoft
7 36 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (24.63%) Security Cleared
8 33 (24.63%) Windows 7
9 32 (23.88%) MS Exchange
10 28 (20.90%) Citrix
10 28 (20.90%) DV Cleared
11 27 (20.15%) Firewall
12 25 (18.66%) HP
13 23 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (16.42%) DNS
14 22 (16.42%) SQL
15 21 (15.67%) Migration
16 20 (14.93%) TCP/IP
16 20 (14.93%) Hyper-V
17 19 (14.18%) vSphere
17 19 (14.18%) SAN
18 18 (13.43%) MS Excel
19 17 (12.69%) WAN
20 16 (11.94%) DHCP
20 16 (11.94%) SCOM
21 15 (11.19%) PowerShell
21 15 (11.19%) LAN
21 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (8.21%) Lync
5 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.48%) IIS
7 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.15%) Firewall
2 22 (16.42%) DNS
3 20 (14.93%) TCP/IP
4 19 (14.18%) SAN
5 17 (12.69%) WAN
6 16 (11.94%) DHCP
7 15 (11.19%) LAN
8 8 (5.97%) VPN
9 6 (4.48%) VLAN
10 4 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.24%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (2.24%) Skype
11 3 (2.24%) SSL
11 3 (2.24%) SNMP
11 3 (2.24%) Internet
12 2 (1.49%) Wireless
12 2 (1.49%) VoIP
12 2 (1.49%) NAS
13 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MSI
2 2 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (0.75%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.75%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.75%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.99%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.24%) Local Government
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.45%) Server Engineer
4 9 (6.72%) Server Support
5 8 (5.97%) Consultant
5 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Applications Packager
6 7 (5.22%) Server Support Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (2.99%) Administrator
9 4 (2.99%) Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.24%) .NET
2 3 (2.24%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) XML
3 1 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.46%) Clustering
4 7 (5.22%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.24%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.49%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) PKI
9 1 (0.75%) PDA
9 1 (0.75%) Wiki
9 1 (0.75%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (47.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (40.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (24.63%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.70%) Linux
6 9 (6.72%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.48%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.49%) SUSE
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.67%) Migration
2 13 (9.70%) ITIL
3 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.22%) Change Management
5 6 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.48%) Validation
6 5 (3.73%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.73%) Server Building
7 4 (2.99%) Patch Management
7 4 (2.99%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (2.99%) Change Control
8 3 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.24%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.24%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.49%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.49%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.49%) Release Management
9 2 (1.49%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.49%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) SQL
2 15 (11.19%) PowerShell
3 14 (10.45%) VBScript
4 9 (6.72%) VB
5 3 (2.24%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.75%) Python
6 1 (0.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.90%) DV Cleared
3 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.72%) MCSE
5 8 (5.97%) MCTS
6 5 (3.73%) MCITP
6 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) MCSA
8 3 (2.24%) CCNP
8 3 (2.24%) CCNA
8 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.24%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.49%) MCP
9 2 (1.49%) Degree
10 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.93%) Hyper-V
4 19 (14.18%) vSphere
5 12 (8.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.72%) XenApp
7 8 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.22%) XenDesktop
8 7 (5.22%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.73%) VMware ESX
10 3 (2.24%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.24%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.24%) Samba
10 3 (2.24%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.49%) XenServer
11 2 (1.49%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.49%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.49%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (38.81%) SCCM
2 16 (11.94%) SCOM
3 9 (6.72%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.73%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.73%) WSUS
5 4 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.99%) SCDPM
6 3 (2.24%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
8 1 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.75%) Netcool
8 1 (0.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (59.70%) VMware
2 49 (36.57%) Microsoft
3 28 (20.90%) Citrix
4 25 (18.66%) HP
5 13 (9.70%) Cisco
6 8 (5.97%) EMC
7 7 (5.22%) Dell
7 7 (5.22%) AppSense
7 7 (5.22%) Oracle
8 6 (4.48%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.48%) IBM
9 5 (3.73%) Symantec
9 5 (3.73%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.99%) ProCurve
10 4 (2.99%) Brocade
10 4 (2.99%) McAfee
10 4 (2.99%) NetApp
11 3 (2.24%) Lumension
11 3 (2.24%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.49%) Lotus
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