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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-35 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 2.93% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.46% 14.92% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 29
Median daily rate £350 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £145 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £308 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +237.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.82 £28.90 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.34 £118.26 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
272 496 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.87% 19.64% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 299 274
Median daily rate £400 £353 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 33
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £60.80 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 9 £225 +13.92% 4
Bracknell -5 3 £275 +7.84%
Slough +2 2 £394 +17.10% 1
Newbury +1 2 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Active Directory
3 41 (61.19%) Windows Server
4 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
5 30 (44.78%) VMware
6 26 (38.81%) DNS
7 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
11 17 (25.37%) Security Cleared
12 16 (23.88%) DHCP
13 15 (22.39%) SQL
13 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
13 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (20.90%) Problem Management
14 14 (20.90%) Linux
15 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
16 12 (17.91%) HTTP
16 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
17 11 (16.42%) SCCM
17 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
17 11 (16.42%) IIS
18 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
18 10 (14.93%) HP
19 9 (13.43%) Public Cloud
19 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
20 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
20 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
20 8 (11.94%) Patch Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.42%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.97%) Apache
5 3 (4.48%) CMS
5 3 (4.48%) Drupal
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.48%) WordPress
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Office 365
3 2 (2.99%) GitHub
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.81%) DNS
2 16 (23.88%) DHCP
3 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
4 12 (17.91%) HTTP
5 7 (10.45%) SMTP
5 7 (10.45%) SSL
6 6 (8.96%) FTP
6 6 (8.96%) LAN
7 5 (7.46%) SAN
8 4 (5.97%) Internet
9 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.48%) SSH
10 2 (2.99%) Telnet
10 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.49%) NAS
11 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) MS Access
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Advertising
2 3 (4.48%) Back Office
2 3 (4.48%) Electronics
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Server Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Server Support
8 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 4 (5.97%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) CSS
2 4 (5.97%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) JSON
3 3 (4.48%) YAML
4 2 (2.99%) .NET
5 1 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Public Cloud
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.48%) Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.99%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (61.19%) Windows Server
3 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.99%) AIX
10 2 (2.99%) Android
10 2 (2.99%) Solaris
10 2 (2.99%) SUSE
10 2 (2.99%) Unix
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Problem Management
2 8 (11.94%) DevOps
2 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
2 8 (11.94%) Patch Management
3 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
4 6 (8.96%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.96%) Product Management
4 6 (8.96%) Service Management
5 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.97%) ITIL
6 4 (5.97%) Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Statistics
6 4 (5.97%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.48%) Scrum
7 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.96%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (74.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
4 3 (4.48%) XenApp
4 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.49%) Firmware
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) SCOM
3 6 (8.96%) Ansible
4 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.97%) WSUS
5 3 (4.48%) Netcool
5 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) Puppet
6 2 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.78%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) HP
4 8 (11.94%) Citrix
5 7 (10.45%) EMC
6 5 (7.46%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.97%) Veritas
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle
8 3 (4.48%) SAP
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) Apple
9 2 (2.99%) Samsung
9 2 (2.99%) Veeam
10 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.49%) F5
10 1 (1.49%) Google
10 1 (1.49%) Twitter