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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 68 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.24% 2.43% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.94% 11.79% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 45
Median daily rate £251 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £245 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £302 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +8.58%
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
512 577 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.46% 20.58% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 290 281
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £36.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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
Reading +9 32 £220 -38.63% 10
Bracknell -4 12 £298 -25.40%
Maidenhead +1 4 £131 -59.61% 1
Slough +5 3 £225 -43.75% 2
Wokingham -4 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (82.76%) Windows Server
3 89 (76.72%) Active Directory
4 67 (57.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (50.86%) VMware
6 46 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
8 37 (31.90%) Windows 7
9 35 (30.17%) Citrix
10 30 (25.86%) ITIL
11 29 (25.00%) Linux
11 29 (25.00%) DNS
12 26 (22.41%) MS Exchange
13 24 (20.69%) DHCP
14 23 (19.83%) SQL
15 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
15 22 (18.97%) SLA
16 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (14.66%) HP
17 17 (14.66%) Firewall
17 17 (14.66%) Remedy
18 16 (13.79%) Unix
18 16 (13.79%) Incident Management
19 15 (12.93%) MS Office
19 15 (12.93%) SAN
19 15 (12.93%) Change Management
20 14 (12.07%) Windows 8
20 14 (12.07%) Security Cleared
20 14 (12.07%) XenApp
21 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003

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 26 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) IIS
5 7 (6.03%) CMS
5 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
7 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.86%) Apache
10 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (12.93%) MS Office
2 10 (8.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Line 500
2 1 (0.86%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Office 365
2 4 (3.45%) Google Tag Manager
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.72%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.86%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.00%) DNS
2 24 (20.69%) DHCP
3 17 (14.66%) Firewall
4 15 (12.93%) SAN
5 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
6 12 (10.34%) LAN
6 12 (10.34%) WAN
7 6 (5.17%) Wireless
8 4 (3.45%) VPN
9 3 (2.59%) Internet
9 3 (2.59%) VoIP
10 2 (1.72%) IPX
10 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.72%) Skype
10 2 (1.72%) SMTP
10 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.86%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.86%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.45%) MS Access
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.59%) Big Data
4 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.86%) MySQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) Ant
2 3 (2.59%) Gradle
2 3 (2.59%) Maven
3 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Marketing
3 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.72%) Electronics
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
5 1 (0.86%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (33.62%) Support Engineer
2 26 (22.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (12.93%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (11.21%) Analyst
7 12 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (10.34%) Windows Support Engineer
8 11 (9.48%) Linux Support
8 11 (9.48%) Linux Support Engineer
9 10 (8.62%) Server Engineer
9 10 (8.62%) VMware Support Engineer
10 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (6.90%) Junior
11 8 (6.90%) Junior Linux Engineer
12 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.03%) Developer
12 7 (6.03%) HTML CSS Developer
12 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) .NET
1 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
1 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET
1 7 (6.03%) CSS
1 7 (6.03%) CSS3
1 7 (6.03%) HTML
1 7 (6.03%) HTML5
1 7 (6.03%) jQuery
1 7 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (0.86%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.86%) LAMP
3 1 (0.86%) MAPI
3 1 (0.86%) Middleware
3 1 (0.86%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) Clustering
2 4 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.45%) User Experience
3 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.59%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.59%) Statistics
4 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.72%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.86%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (82.76%) Windows Server
3 67 (57.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (31.90%) Windows 7
6 29 (25.00%) Linux
7 16 (13.79%) Unix
8 14 (12.07%) Windows 8
9 13 (11.21%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.59%) CentOS
11 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.72%) AIX
12 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.86%) Debian
13 1 (0.86%) Fedora
13 1 (0.86%) Solaris
13 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Incident Management
3 15 (12.93%) Change Management
4 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.90%) Migration
6 7 (6.03%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.03%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.03%) SEO
6 7 (6.03%) Web Development
7 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.17%) Web Design
8 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.45%) Analytics
9 4 (3.45%) DevOps
9 4 (3.45%) Project Management
9 4 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.59%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (2.59%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.59%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.59%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.83%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.03%) C#
3 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.31%) Python
5 3 (2.59%) Perl
5 3 (2.59%) Ruby
6 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.03%) CCNA
3 7 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.03%) MCSE
4 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) HNC
5 4 (3.45%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.59%) CCA
6 3 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.72%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.72%) Degree
7 2 (1.72%) MCP
7 2 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.72%) VCP5
7 2 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (76.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.07%) XenApp
4 11 (9.48%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.48%) VMware ESX
5 10 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.62%) vSphere
6 6 (5.17%) VMware Server
7 5 (4.31%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.45%) XenServer
9 3 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.59%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.86%) Postfix
11 1 (0.86%) qmail
11 1 (0.86%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 8 (6.90%) SCCM
3 7 (6.03%) SCOM
4 6 (5.17%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.17%) WSUS
5 5 (4.31%) Nagios
6 4 (3.45%) Ansible
6 4 (3.45%) Netcool
6 4 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (3.45%) Puppet
6 4 (3.45%) Unicenter
6 4 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.72%) cPanel
8 2 (1.72%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 59 (50.86%) VMware
2 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 35 (30.17%) Citrix
4 17 (14.66%) HP
4 17 (14.66%) Remedy
5 12 (10.34%) Cisco
6 7 (6.03%) F5
6 7 (6.03%) Google
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle
7 6 (5.17%) NetApp
7 6 (5.17%) Veritas
8 5 (4.31%) Dell
8 5 (4.31%) EMC
8 5 (4.31%) Symantec
9 4 (3.45%) Altiris
9 4 (3.45%) IBM
9 4 (3.45%) Meridio
9 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
10 3 (2.59%) Juniper
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