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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 73 86 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.97% 3.39% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.26% 14.29% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 42 61
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£300 £363 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £186 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £432 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £24.55 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
512 602 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.80% 23.75% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 274 228
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £25.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 34 £331 -22.05% 5
Slough +6 10 £250 -13.04% 3
Bracknell -5 5 £380 +22.58% 2
Newbury +6 4 £325 +85.71% 1
Maidenhead -6 3 - - 1
Wokingham - 2 £213 -
Windsor - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (58.19%) Active Directory
3 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (41.24%) VMware
5 67 (37.85%) Microsoft
6 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (23.73%) Windows 7
7 42 (23.73%) Citrix
8 41 (23.16%) MS Exchange
9 40 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (21.47%) Linux
11 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
12 36 (20.34%) SQL Server
13 33 (18.64%) DNS
14 31 (17.51%) Cisco
14 31 (17.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (16.38%) IIS
15 29 (16.38%) Firewall
16 28 (15.82%) SC Cleared
17 27 (15.25%) MS Excel
18 25 (14.12%) Hyper-V
19 24 (13.56%) MCSE
19 24 (13.56%) TCP/IP
20 23 (12.99%) ITIL
21 22 (12.43%) DHCP
21 22 (12.43%) LAN
22 21 (11.86%) Windows 8
22 21 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
23 20 (11.30%) WAN
23 20 (11.30%) SQL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.38%) IIS
3 21 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.08%) Apache
4 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.82%) Lync
7 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 27 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.64%) DNS
2 29 (16.38%) Firewall
3 24 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 22 (12.43%) DHCP
4 22 (12.43%) LAN
5 20 (11.30%) WAN
6 16 (9.04%) SAN
7 15 (8.47%) VPN
8 13 (7.34%) Internet
9 12 (6.78%) LDAP
10 11 (6.21%) SSL
11 7 (3.95%) VoIP
11 7 (3.95%) SMTP
12 5 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.82%) ISDN
12 5 (2.82%) DMZ
12 5 (2.82%) RTP
13 4 (2.26%) NetScreen
14 3 (1.69%) NetScaler
15 2 (1.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.69%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) IDOL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Subversion
1 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 7 (3.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.39%) Publishing
3 2 (1.13%) Retail
3 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Law
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) Military
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.60%) Consultant
4 14 (7.91%) Server Engineer
5 12 (6.78%) Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Windows Support Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Support Technician
8 8 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) IT Support
8 8 (4.52%) Escalation Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) IT Support Technician
9 7 (3.95%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Administrator
10 6 (3.39%) Designer
11 5 (2.82%) Desktop Technician
11 5 (2.82%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.78%) .NET
2 6 (3.39%) Web Services
3 4 (2.26%) XML
3 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.13%) LAMP
4 2 (1.13%) HTML
4 2 (1.13%) SOAP
4 2 (1.13%) XSD
4 2 (1.13%) WCF
4 2 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.13%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.56%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) Laravel
5 1 (0.56%) XSLT
5 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.52%) Clustering
2 7 (3.95%) PKI
3 6 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.69%) iPad
6 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Handset
7 1 (0.56%) CESG
7 1 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (23.73%) Windows 7
5 38 (21.47%) Linux
6 21 (11.86%) Windows 8
7 18 (10.17%) Windows XP
8 15 (8.47%) UNIX
9 11 (6.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.82%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.26%) Solaris
12 3 (1.69%) AIX
13 2 (1.13%) Debian
13 2 (1.13%) VMS
13 2 (1.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Android
14 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.99%) ITIL
2 16 (9.04%) Migration
3 9 (5.08%) Waterfall
4 7 (3.95%) High Availability
5 6 (3.39%) Change Management
5 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.39%) Service Management
6 5 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.26%) Validation
7 4 (2.26%) Project Management
7 4 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.26%) Software Distribution
7 4 (2.26%) Test Scripting
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (1.69%) Analytics
8 3 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.30%) SQL
2 12 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.65%) C
4 8 (4.52%) C#
5 7 (3.95%) C++
5 7 (3.95%) Java
6 6 (3.39%) VB
7 5 (2.82%) Bourne shell
7 5 (2.82%) Perl
7 5 (2.82%) Korn
8 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.69%) VBScript
10 2 (1.13%) PHP
10 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (15.82%) SC Cleared
4 24 (13.56%) MCSE
5 11 (6.21%) MCTS
6 10 (5.65%) CCA
6 10 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (5.65%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.52%) Degree
8 7 (3.95%) CCNA
8 7 (3.95%) MCITP
9 6 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.82%) CCVP
11 4 (2.26%) HNC
11 4 (2.26%) MCP
12 3 (1.69%) MCSA
13 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.13%) ISEB
13 2 (1.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.13%) COBIT
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (58.19%) Active Directory
2 40 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.73%) Terminal Services
5 15 (8.47%) XenApp
6 8 (4.52%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.95%) vSphere
7 7 (3.95%) NFS
8 5 (2.82%) XenServer
8 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.26%) UAG
10 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.13%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) SCCM
2 16 (9.04%) WSUS
3 9 (5.08%) WMI
4 8 (4.52%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.52%) SCOM
5 5 (2.82%) Nagios
6 4 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.13%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.56%) nmon
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 73 (41.24%) VMware
2 67 (37.85%) Microsoft
3 42 (23.73%) Citrix
4 31 (17.51%) Cisco
5 19 (10.73%) HP
6 17 (9.60%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.78%) Oracle
8 11 (6.21%) NetApp
9 9 (5.08%) EMC
10 6 (3.39%) Juniper
11 5 (2.82%) Isilon
12 4 (2.26%) McAfee
12 4 (2.26%) Apple
13 3 (1.69%) Unica
14 2 (1.13%) Altiris
14 2 (1.13%) Sophos
14 2 (1.13%) Symantec
14 2 (1.13%) Veritas
14 2 (1.13%) Lotus
14 2 (1.13%) Dell
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