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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 97 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.21% 3.83% 5.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.00% 18.06% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 46
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£375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £14.20 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £55.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
509 537 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.06% 21.22% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 253 198
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £181 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -24 16 £417 +19.19% 6
Slough -1 9 £400 +41.59% 2
Bracknell -3 7 £419 +39.58% 2
Maidenhead +8 4 £275 - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (66.21%) Active Directory
3 86 (59.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (57.24%) VMware
5 71 (48.97%) Microsoft
6 60 (41.38%) SCCM
7 50 (34.48%) Security Cleared
7 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 44 (30.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
10 37 (25.52%) DV Cleared
11 31 (21.38%) MS Exchange
12 28 (19.31%) Citrix
13 27 (18.62%) SQL
14 26 (17.93%) HP
15 24 (16.55%) PowerShell
16 23 (15.86%) Hyper-V
16 23 (15.86%) vSphere
17 22 (15.17%) TCP/IP
18 21 (14.48%) DNS
18 21 (14.48%) VBScript
18 21 (14.48%) Migration
18 21 (14.48%) Firewall
18 21 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (13.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
21 18 (12.41%) SCOM
21 18 (12.41%) DHCP
21 18 (12.41%) MCSE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (21.38%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.97%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 9 (6.21%) IIS
7 7 (4.83%) Lync
7 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.07%) Documentum
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.17%) TCP/IP
2 21 (14.48%) DNS
2 21 (14.48%) Firewall
3 18 (12.41%) DHCP
4 17 (11.72%) SAN
5 16 (11.03%) WAN
6 14 (9.66%) LAN
7 6 (4.14%) VoIP
7 6 (4.14%) VPN
8 5 (3.45%) VLAN
9 4 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.07%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (2.07%) SSL
10 3 (2.07%) SNMP
11 2 (1.38%) Internet
11 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.69%) SMTP
12 1 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) MSI
2 9 (6.21%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.69%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.69%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Publishing
3 2 (1.38%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (21.38%) Support Engineer
2 23 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.03%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Applications Packager
5 11 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.59%) Server Support
6 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Server Support Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.14%) Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.76%) Administrator
11 4 (2.76%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.07%) .NET
3 2 (1.38%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.14%) Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) PKI
3 3 (2.07%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Replication
4 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.69%) PDA
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (59.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (30.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.03%) Linux
6 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.83%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.69%) AIX
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) Migration
2 17 (11.72%) ITIL
3 16 (11.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.21%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.52%) Network Management
6 6 (4.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (2.76%) Change Management
8 4 (2.76%) Validation
9 3 (2.07%) Operations Management
9 3 (2.07%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.07%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.07%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.38%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (1.38%) Line Management
10 2 (1.38%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 2 (1.38%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.38%) Change Control
10 2 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.62%) SQL
2 24 (16.55%) PowerShell
3 21 (14.48%) VBScript
4 16 (11.03%) VB
5 3 (2.07%) Java
6 2 (1.38%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 37 (25.52%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
5 18 (12.41%) MCSE
6 9 (6.21%) MCP
7 7 (4.83%) MCITP
8 4 (2.76%) MCSA
8 4 (2.76%) Degree
8 4 (2.76%) MCTS
9 3 (2.07%) Sun Certification
10 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (66.21%) Active Directory
2 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (15.86%) Hyper-V
3 23 (15.86%) vSphere
4 16 (11.03%) Terminal Services
4 16 (11.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.21%) XenApp
7 5 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.45%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.76%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.07%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.07%) Samba
10 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.38%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.38%) XenServer
11 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (41.38%) SCCM
2 20 (13.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (12.41%) SCOM
4 12 (8.28%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (5.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (4.83%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.45%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.07%) WSUS
8 3 (2.07%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.07%) vMotion
8 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.69%) WMI
10 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.69%) SCSM
10 1 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 83 (57.24%) VMware
2 71 (48.97%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.31%) Citrix
4 26 (17.93%) HP
5 17 (11.72%) Oracle
6 11 (7.59%) EMC
7 10 (6.90%) Dell
8 9 (6.21%) Borland
8 9 (6.21%) McAfee
9 8 (5.52%) Cisco
9 8 (5.52%) IBM
10 6 (4.14%) AppSense
10 6 (4.14%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.45%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.76%) ProCurve
12 4 (2.76%) Brocade
13 3 (2.07%) Becrypt
13 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.38%) Websense
14 2 (1.38%) Symantec
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