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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 72 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.28% 2.97% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.43% 14.34% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 43
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £202 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.35 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 £18.25 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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
516 502 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.95% 20.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 268
Average daily rate £386 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -9 31 £325 -1.88% 13
Bracknell -4 7 - - 1
Maidenhead +6 5 £205 - 1
Newbury -10 4 £413 +26.92% 1
Slough -9 2 £325 +21.49%
Wokingham -3 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (58.93%) Active Directory
3 65 (58.04%) VMware
4 52 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (38.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
7 38 (33.93%) SCCM
8 31 (27.68%) MS Exchange
9 28 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (24.11%) SQL
11 26 (23.21%) Citrix
11 26 (23.21%) Firewall
12 25 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
14 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
14 22 (19.64%) HP
14 22 (19.64%) WAN
15 21 (18.75%) DNS
15 21 (18.75%) LAN
16 19 (16.96%) SAN
17 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
17 17 (15.18%) DV Cleared
18 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 16 (14.29%) vSphere
18 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
18 16 (14.29%) DHCP
18 16 (14.29%) Migration
19 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
19 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2007
20 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 28 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (10.71%) Lync
5 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.25%) IIS
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.21%) Firewall
2 22 (19.64%) WAN
3 21 (18.75%) LAN
3 21 (18.75%) DNS
4 19 (16.96%) SAN
5 16 (14.29%) DHCP
6 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.93%) VPN
8 7 (6.25%) VLAN
9 5 (4.46%) Internet
10 4 (3.57%) SSL
10 4 (3.57%) Wireless
11 3 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.68%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (2.68%) Skype
11 3 (2.68%) SNMP
12 2 (1.79%) DMZ
12 2 (1.79%) NAS
12 2 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MSI
2 2 (1.79%) Subversion
2 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) PVCS
3 1 (0.89%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.57%) Finance
3 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Publishing
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.93%) Server Engineer
4 7 (6.25%) Consultant
4 7 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
5 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.46%) Build Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Server Support
6 4 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Administrator
6 4 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (2.68%) Applications Packager
7 3 (2.68%) SQL DBA
7 3 (2.68%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (2.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) XML
3 2 (1.79%) XSD
3 2 (1.79%) WCF
4 1 (0.89%) OAuth
4 1 (0.89%) WAP
4 1 (0.89%) SAML
4 1 (0.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Clustering
3 8 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.68%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.79%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (38.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 13 (11.61%) Linux
6 7 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 7 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.68%) SUSE
10 2 (1.79%) Android
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.29%) Migration
2 12 (10.71%) ITIL
3 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.14%) Change Management
5 6 (5.36%) Validation
6 5 (4.46%) Server Building
6 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.57%) Change Control
8 3 (2.68%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.68%) Patch Management
9 2 (1.79%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 2 (1.79%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (1.79%) Application Discovery
9 2 (1.79%) Coaching
9 2 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.79%) Line Management
9 2 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.11%) SQL
2 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) VBScript
4 7 (6.25%) VB
5 3 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) Java
5 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.79%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) Perl
6 2 (1.79%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.25%) MCTS
5 6 (5.36%) MCSE
6 4 (3.57%) MCITP
7 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.68%) CCNP
7 3 (2.68%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.68%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.79%) MCSA
8 2 (1.79%) Degree
9 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.89%) CCIE
9 1 (0.89%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.29%) vSphere
4 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.04%) XenApp
6 9 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
8 6 (5.36%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.68%) Samba
10 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.79%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.89%) XenServer
11 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (33.93%) SCCM
2 9 (8.04%) SCOM
3 8 (7.14%) WSUS
4 5 (4.46%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (4.46%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.79%) WMI
7 2 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (1.79%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.79%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.89%) Puppet
8 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (58.04%) VMware
2 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
3 26 (23.21%) Citrix
4 22 (19.64%) HP
5 13 (11.61%) Cisco
6 9 (8.04%) EMC
7 8 (7.14%) Dell
7 8 (7.14%) AppSense
8 7 (6.25%) Oracle
8 7 (6.25%) Symantec
9 6 (5.36%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.46%) ProCurve
10 5 (4.46%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.46%) IBM
11 4 (3.57%) NetApp
11 4 (3.57%) Brocade
12 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.79%) Lotus
13 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.79%) McAfee
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