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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 96 113 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.91% 4.38% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.15% 18.68% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 54 67
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£325 £416 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% +27.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £30.00 £20.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
529 605 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 23.45% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 280 221
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 £200 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -1 35 £356 -16.17% 13
Slough +10 19 £285 -0.86% 4
Bracknell +2 16 £313 - 5
Maidenhead -2 6 £400 +30.61% 2
Newbury - 3 £363 -
Wokingham - 2 £213 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 103 (52.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (43.08%) VMware
5 71 (36.41%) Microsoft
6 56 (28.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (28.21%) DNS
8 50 (25.64%) Windows 7
9 49 (25.13%) Linux
10 45 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 43 (22.05%) Citrix
12 42 (21.54%) IIS
13 41 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
15 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
16 32 (16.41%) DHCP
16 32 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 32 (16.41%) TCP/IP
17 28 (14.36%) Red Hat
18 27 (13.85%) HP
18 27 (13.85%) Firewall
18 27 (13.85%) SC Cleared
19 26 (13.33%) Cisco
20 25 (12.82%) MCSE
20 25 (12.82%) MS Excel
21 24 (12.31%) ITIL
22 23 (11.79%) SQL
23 22 (11.28%) LAN
23 22 (11.28%) Hyper-V
23 22 (11.28%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (21.54%) IIS
2 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.72%) Apache
4 15 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.10%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.08%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (3.08%) GlassFish
9 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.03%) CMS
12 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) SaaS
2 2 (1.03%) PaaS
2 2 (1.03%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (28.21%) DNS
2 32 (16.41%) DHCP
2 32 (16.41%) TCP/IP
3 27 (13.85%) Firewall
4 22 (11.28%) LAN
5 19 (9.74%) SAN
5 19 (9.74%) SSL
5 19 (9.74%) WAN
6 18 (9.23%) Internet
7 16 (8.21%) VPN
8 13 (6.67%) LDAP
9 7 (3.59%) VoIP
9 7 (3.59%) SMTP
10 5 (2.56%) RTP
10 5 (2.56%) ISDN
11 4 (2.05%) HTTP
11 4 (2.05%) DMZ
11 4 (2.05%) SSH
12 3 (1.54%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.59%) MySQL
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 7
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.51%) IDOL
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) GCC
2 3 (1.54%) Subversion
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 7 (3.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.05%) Publishing
3 3 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Retail
4 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (18.46%) Support Engineer
2 23 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (9.74%) Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Consultant
5 14 (7.18%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.64%) Windows Support Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.13%) Designer
9 10 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) IT Support
11 8 (4.10%) Support Technician
11 8 (4.10%) Administrator
11 8 (4.10%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Escalation Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) IT Support Technician
13 5 (2.56%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.69%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) Web Services
3 6 (3.08%) HTML
3 6 (3.08%) Flash
4 5 (2.56%) LAMP
4 5 (2.56%) CSS
5 4 (2.05%) XML
5 4 (2.05%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.54%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.54%) VXML
6 3 (1.54%) SOAP
6 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.03%) XSD
7 2 (1.03%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.03%) Ajax
7 2 (1.03%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.03%) WCF
7 2 (1.03%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (1.03%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.10%) Thin Client
2 8 (4.10%) Clustering
2 8 (4.10%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.59%) PKI
3 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.08%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.05%) IVR
6 3 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.54%) iPad
6 3 (1.54%) Open Source
6 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.51%) Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) iPhone
8 1 (0.51%) Handset
8 1 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (52.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 56 (28.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (25.64%) Windows 7
5 49 (25.13%) Linux
6 22 (11.28%) Windows 8
7 21 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (10.77%) UNIX
8 16 (8.21%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (4.10%) Solaris
11 3 (1.54%) Debian
11 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.54%) AIX
12 2 (1.03%) VMS
12 2 (1.03%) CentOS
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.31%) ITIL
2 17 (8.72%) Migration
3 16 (8.21%) Change Management
4 11 (5.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (4.62%) Waterfall
6 8 (4.10%) Service Management
7 7 (3.59%) High Availability
7 7 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.08%) Web Development
8 6 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.56%) Investment Management
9 5 (2.56%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (2.05%) Project Management
10 4 (2.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.05%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.05%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.05%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.05%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.79%) SQL
2 19 (9.74%) Java
3 17 (8.72%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.67%) Perl
4 13 (6.67%) C
5 12 (6.15%) Korn
6 9 (4.62%) C#
7 8 (4.10%) VB
7 8 (4.10%) Bourne shell
8 7 (3.59%) C++
9 6 (3.08%) PHP
9 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.05%) VBScript
10 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.03%) PHP5
13 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (13.85%) SC Cleared
4 25 (12.82%) MCSE
5 11 (5.64%) MCTS
6 9 (4.62%) MCITP
6 9 (4.62%) Degree
6 9 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.62%) CCA
6 9 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.59%) CCNA
9 5 (2.56%) CCVP
9 5 (2.56%) HNC
10 4 (2.05%) MCP
11 3 (1.54%) MCSA
12 2 (1.03%) MCSD
13 1 (0.51%) MCDST
13 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.03%) SLA
1 2 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 105 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 41 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.77%) Terminal Services
5 16 (8.21%) vSphere
6 13 (6.67%) XenApp
7 10 (5.13%) NFS
8 5 (2.56%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.05%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.54%) XenServer
10 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.03%) Xen
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.51%) vCloud
12 1 (0.51%) UAG
12 1 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (9.74%) NetBackup
2 18 (9.23%) WSUS
3 14 (7.18%) SCCM
4 9 (4.62%) WMI
5 8 (4.10%) Nagios
6 7 (3.59%) SCOM
7 4 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.05%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.51%) nmon
9 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.51%) Puppet
9 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 84 (43.08%) VMware
2 71 (36.41%) Microsoft
3 43 (22.05%) Citrix
4 28 (14.36%) Red Hat
5 27 (13.85%) HP
6 26 (13.33%) Cisco
7 21 (10.77%) EMC
8 15 (7.69%) Oracle
9 11 (5.64%) Symantec
10 9 (4.62%) NetApp
11 8 (4.10%) Lotus
11 8 (4.10%) Isilon
12 7 (3.59%) Dell
13 6 (3.08%) Adobe
14 4 (2.05%) McAfee
14 4 (2.05%) Apple
14 4 (2.05%) Veritas
14 4 (2.05%) Altiris
15 3 (1.54%) Unica
15 3 (1.54%) Juniper
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