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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 126 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 4.84% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.06% 20.72% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 57 23
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£300 £308 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £13.43 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
505 608 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.24% 23.34% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 271 173
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 61 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.44 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -6 35 £286 -10.78% 16
Bracknell -3 13 £388 +4.87% 3
Slough -13 3 £300 - 1
Newbury -2 2 £218 +29.85%
Maidenhead -4 1 - - 3
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (64.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 101 (60.48%) Active Directory
4 81 (48.50%) VMware
5 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
6 66 (39.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (36.53%) DNS
8 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
9 51 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (28.14%) Security Cleared
11 39 (23.35%) Citrix
11 39 (23.35%) Linux
12 38 (22.75%) DHCP
13 37 (22.16%) SCCM
14 35 (20.96%) SQL
15 34 (20.36%) HP
16 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (18.56%) Red Hat
17 30 (17.96%) SC Cleared
18 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
19 27 (16.17%) MCSE
19 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
19 27 (16.17%) NetBackup
20 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
20 26 (15.57%) ITIL
21 25 (14.97%) IIS
21 25 (14.97%) EMC
21 25 (14.97%) vSphere
22 24 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 22 (13.17%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 28 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.97%) IIS
3 19 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.38%) Apache
5 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 13 (7.78%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.19%) GlassFish
7 7 (4.19%) IBM Notes
7 7 (4.19%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.40%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.80%) Documentum
10 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.60%) Drupal
12 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) assyst
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) SaaS
1 4 (2.40%) PaaS
1 4 (2.40%) IaaS
2 3 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (36.53%) DNS
2 38 (22.75%) DHCP
3 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.57%) SAN
5 18 (10.78%) SSL
6 15 (8.98%) LAN
7 13 (7.78%) WAN
8 12 (7.19%) Internet
8 12 (7.19%) Firewall
9 9 (5.39%) VPN
10 6 (3.59%) SSH
11 5 (2.99%) VoIP
11 5 (2.99%) FTP
12 3 (1.80%) HTTP
12 3 (1.80%) LDAP
12 3 (1.80%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.80%) VLAN
12 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.80%) Wireless
12 3 (1.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) MySQL
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.99%) MSI
2 9 (5.39%) StarTeam
3 4 (2.40%) GCC
4 2 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (3.59%) Finance
2 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.80%) Banking
3 1 (0.60%) Retail
3 1 (0.60%) Billing
3 1 (0.60%) Games
3 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (23.95%) Support Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (7.78%) Analyst
4 13 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Architect
7 9 (5.39%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) IT Support
8 8 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Linux Support
9 7 (4.19%) Applications Packager
9 7 (4.19%) Consultant
9 7 (4.19%) Linux Support Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Windows Support Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Server Support
10 6 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.19%) Flash
1 7 (4.19%) LAMP
2 5 (2.99%) HTML
2 5 (2.99%) CSS
2 5 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.99%) Software Packaging
3 4 (2.40%) .NET
4 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.80%) VXML
4 3 (1.80%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.20%) Ajax
5 2 (1.20%) SOAP
5 2 (1.20%) Web Services
5 2 (1.20%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (0.60%) Laravel
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) Thin Client
1 9 (5.39%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.19%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.19%) CLARiiON
3 5 (2.99%) Clustering
3 5 (2.99%) IVR
4 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.20%) Open Source
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (64.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 66 (39.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
5 39 (23.35%) Linux
6 24 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (11.38%) UNIX
8 16 (9.58%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.39%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.40%) Solaris
11 3 (1.80%) VMS
11 3 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.57%) ITIL
2 16 (9.58%) Configuration Management
3 13 (7.78%) Change Management
4 10 (5.99%) Migration
5 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.79%) Network Management
7 7 (4.19%) Web Development
8 6 (3.59%) Validation
8 6 (3.59%) Service Management
8 6 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.40%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.40%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (2.40%) Time Management
10 3 (1.80%) Operations Management
10 3 (1.80%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.80%) ITIL V3
10 3 (1.80%) Investment Management
10 3 (1.80%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (1.80%) Capacity Management
10 3 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.96%) SQL
2 21 (12.57%) VB
3 20 (11.98%) PowerShell
4 16 (9.58%) VBScript
4 16 (9.58%) Perl
4 16 (9.58%) Java
5 13 (7.78%) Korn
6 11 (6.59%) C
7 9 (5.39%) Bourne shell
8 7 (4.19%) PHP
9 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.40%) C#
11 3 (1.80%) Python
12 2 (1.20%) PHP5
13 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (17.96%) SC Cleared
4 27 (16.17%) MCSE
5 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.99%) MCITP
7 9 (5.39%) HNC
8 8 (4.79%) MCP
9 7 (4.19%) CCA
9 7 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.59%) Degree
11 3 (1.80%) MCTS
11 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.80%) CCNA
11 3 (1.80%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.20%) MCSA
12 2 (1.20%) PhD
13 1 (0.60%) MCSD
13 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (60.48%) Active Directory
2 51 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.97%) vSphere
4 22 (13.17%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.78%) Terminal Services
5 13 (7.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (5.99%) NFS
7 9 (5.39%) XenApp
8 6 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.40%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.40%) OpenSSH
9 4 (2.40%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.80%) vCloud
11 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.60%) Firmware
12 1 (0.60%) XenServer
12 1 (0.60%) Xen
12 1 (0.60%) Docker
12 1 (0.60%) LXC
Systems Management
1 37 (22.16%) SCCM
2 27 (16.17%) NetBackup
3 18 (10.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (7.78%) Nagios
5 12 (7.19%) SCOM
6 10 (5.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.59%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.59%) WSUS
8 5 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.80%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.80%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.20%) Puppet
11 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.60%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 81 (48.50%) VMware
2 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 39 (23.35%) Citrix
4 34 (20.36%) HP
5 31 (18.56%) Red Hat
6 25 (14.97%) EMC
7 17 (10.18%) Oracle
8 15 (8.98%) Cisco
8 15 (8.98%) Symantec
9 11 (6.59%) Isilon
10 10 (5.99%) Dell
11 9 (5.39%) Borland
12 8 (4.79%) NetApp
12 8 (4.79%) Altiris
13 7 (4.19%) Veritas
13 7 (4.19%) Lotus
13 7 (4.19%) Remedy
13 7 (4.19%) Adobe
14 6 (3.59%) IBM
14 6 (3.59%) McAfee
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