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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 77 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 50 51 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.30% 2.06% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.57% 10.45% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 45
Median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
432 488 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.83% 19.71% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 249 262
Median daily rate £388 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell +4 19 £425 +41.66% 1
Slough +9 11 £363 +11.53% 1
Reading -8 11 £225 -37.28% 9
Maidenhead -4 5 £360 +44.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (72.63%) Windows Server
3 57 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 49 (51.58%) VMware
5 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 38 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 37 (38.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (37.89%) Security Cleared
10 35 (36.84%) HP
11 31 (32.63%) NetBackup
12 30 (31.58%) SQL
13 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
14 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (27.37%) DNS
16 25 (26.32%) Linux
17 24 (25.26%) DHCP
17 24 (25.26%) Citrix
17 24 (25.26%) Veritas
18 23 (24.21%) Windows XP
18 23 (24.21%) Oracle
19 22 (23.16%) SAN
19 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
20 21 (22.11%) EMC
21 20 (21.05%) DV Cleared
21 20 (21.05%) Problem Management
22 19 (20.00%) Unix
22 19 (20.00%) MS Office
23 18 (18.95%) ITIL
23 18 (18.95%) Cisco

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 38 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.89%) IIS
3 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (9.47%) Apache
6 8 (8.42%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (6.32%) iPlanet
8 6 (6.32%) WebLogic
9 5 (5.26%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) MS Office
2 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) DNS
2 24 (25.26%) DHCP
3 22 (23.16%) SAN
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.53%) FTP
5 10 (10.53%) HTTP
6 7 (7.37%) LAN
6 7 (7.37%) SMTP
6 7 (7.37%) SSL
6 7 (7.37%) Unified Communications
6 7 (7.37%) WAN
7 6 (6.32%) BIG-IP
7 6 (6.32%) Firewall
8 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (5.26%) Internet
8 5 (5.26%) Skype
9 3 (3.16%) NAS
9 3 (3.16%) SSH
10 2 (2.11%) Telnet
10 2 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.79%) MS Access
3 9 (9.47%) MySQL
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.05%) DB2
6 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MSI
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Subversion
4 1 (1.05%) Bower
4 1 (1.05%) FxCop
4 1 (1.05%) Grunt
4 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.05%) JSHint
4 1 (1.05%) Moq
4 1 (1.05%) NDepend
4 1 (1.05%) NUnit
4 1 (1.05%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.05%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.05%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (13.68%) Electronics
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.42%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.42%) Marketing
4 3 (3.16%) Publishing
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Local Government
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Support Engineer
2 21 (22.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (14.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (11.58%) Consultant
7 10 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Support Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Server Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 6 (6.32%) Administrator
10 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (6.32%) Server Support
10 6 (6.32%) VMware Consultant
10 6 (6.32%) Windows Consultant
11 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
11 5 (5.26%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) CSS
1 10 (10.53%) HTML
2 6 (6.32%) J2EE
3 5 (5.26%) JSP
4 3 (3.16%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.16%) Web Services
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.05%) .NET
6 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.05%) HTML5
6 1 (1.05%) jQuery
6 1 (1.05%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Statistics
2 11 (11.58%) Clustering
3 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.47%) Fat Client
3 9 (9.47%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.05%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.05%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (72.63%) Windows Server
3 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (26.32%) Linux
6 23 (24.21%) Windows XP
7 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
8 19 (20.00%) Unix
9 14 (14.74%) Solaris
10 11 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (10.53%) AIX
12 9 (9.47%) Android
13 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
13 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.05%) Debian
14 1 (1.05%) SUSE
14 1 (1.05%) VMS
14 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 18 (18.95%) ITIL
3 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.42%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (8.42%) Programme Management
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL V3
5 6 (6.32%) Data Privacy
5 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 6 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.32%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (6.32%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) Six Sigma
5 6 (6.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (5.26%) Migration
6 5 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.47%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.37%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) VB
5 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.16%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (37.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) SLA
2 6 (6.32%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (38.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) XenApp
4 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.05%) vSphere
9 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (32.63%) NetBackup
2 17 (17.89%) Netcool
2 17 (17.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (11.58%) WSUS
4 10 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (9.47%) SCCM
5 9 (9.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (8.42%) Unicenter
7 7 (7.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (6.32%) AirWatch
8 6 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (5.26%) SCOM
10 3 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (3.16%) ThinApp
11 2 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (2.11%) OpenView
12 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
12 1 (1.05%) HP SIM
12 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) VMware
2 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 35 (36.84%) HP
4 24 (25.26%) Citrix
4 24 (25.26%) Veritas
5 23 (24.21%) Oracle
6 21 (22.11%) EMC
7 18 (18.95%) Cisco
8 17 (17.89%) Red Hat
9 13 (13.68%) Intel Security
10 10 (10.53%) Symantec
11 8 (8.42%) Meridio
11 8 (8.42%) SAP
12 6 (6.32%) BEA
12 6 (6.32%) F5
12 6 (6.32%) MobileIron
12 6 (6.32%) Sun
13 4 (4.21%) NetApp
14 3 (3.16%) Dell
15 2 (2.11%) BMC
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