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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 28 54
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 68 158 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.57% 6.13% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.95% 23.00% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 78 33
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£300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.10 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +0.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £13.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.45 £33.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
525 687 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.82% 26.66% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 325 188
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 -17 33 £288 -17.85% 9
Bracknell -5 13 £400 -5.88% 3
Newbury +2 4 £218 -27.50%
Slough -12 3 £300 - 3
Maidenhead -12 2 £400 -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (59.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (56.71%) Active Directory
4 80 (48.78%) VMware
5 71 (43.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (42.07%) Microsoft
7 64 (39.02%) DNS
8 48 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (27.44%) Security Cleared
9 45 (27.44%) Windows 7
10 41 (25.00%) Linux
10 41 (25.00%) Citrix
11 39 (23.78%) DHCP
12 37 (22.56%) HP
13 34 (20.73%) Red Hat
14 33 (20.12%) SC Cleared
15 31 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (18.29%) IIS
17 29 (17.68%) ITIL
18 28 (17.07%) SQL
18 28 (17.07%) TCP/IP
19 27 (16.46%) NetBackup
19 27 (16.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 26 (15.85%) MCSE
21 25 (15.24%) MS Exchange
22 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
22 23 (14.02%) vSphere
23 22 (13.41%) SCCM
23 22 (13.41%) EMC
24 21 (12.80%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (18.29%) IIS
2 25 (15.24%) MS Exchange
3 16 (9.76%) Apache
4 11 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.27%) IBM Notes
6 7 (4.27%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (4.27%) GlassFish
7 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.44%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.61%) WordPress
12 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.61%) Drupal
12 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) assyst
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) SaaS
1 4 (2.44%) PaaS
1 4 (2.44%) IaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (39.02%) DNS
2 39 (23.78%) DHCP
3 28 (17.07%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.80%) SAN
4 21 (12.80%) LAN
5 20 (12.20%) SSL
6 19 (11.59%) WAN
7 18 (10.98%) Internet
8 17 (10.37%) Firewall
9 12 (7.32%) VPN
10 6 (3.66%) SSH
11 5 (3.05%) FTP
11 5 (3.05%) DMZ
12 4 (2.44%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.83%) HTTP
13 3 (1.83%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.83%) LDAP
13 3 (1.83%) SMTP
13 3 (1.83%) DSL
13 3 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MSI
2 4 (2.44%) GCC
3 3 (1.83%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (4.88%) Finance
2 3 (1.83%) Banking
2 3 (1.83%) Publishing
3 1 (0.61%) Retail
3 1 (0.61%) Billing
3 1 (0.61%) Games
3 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (18.90%) Support Engineer
2 29 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.37%) Analyst
4 13 (7.93%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Architect
7 10 (6.10%) IT Support
8 9 (5.49%) Designer
8 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.88%) Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Linux Support Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Linux Support
11 6 (3.66%) Support Technician
11 6 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Server Support Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.27%) .NET
1 7 (4.27%) Flash
1 7 (4.27%) Software Packaging
1 7 (4.27%) LAMP
2 5 (3.05%) CSS
2 5 (3.05%) HTML
2 5 (3.05%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.83%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.83%) VXML
4 2 (1.22%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (1.22%) jQuery
4 2 (1.22%) Ajax
4 2 (1.22%) SOAP
4 2 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) Laravel
5 1 (0.61%) OLE
5 1 (0.61%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.49%) Thin Client
1 9 (5.49%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.27%) CLARiiON
3 6 (3.66%) Clustering
3 6 (3.66%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.05%) PKI
4 5 (3.05%) IVR
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.22%) Open Source
7 2 (1.22%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) CMDB
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 164 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (59.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (43.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (27.44%) Windows 7
5 41 (25.00%) Linux
6 27 (16.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (11.59%) UNIX
8 17 (10.37%) Windows XP
9 12 (7.32%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.44%) Solaris
11 3 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.83%) VMS
12 2 (1.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.68%) ITIL
2 14 (8.54%) Change Management
3 9 (5.49%) Incident Management
3 9 (5.49%) Service Management
4 8 (4.88%) Validation
4 8 (4.88%) Migration
4 8 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.27%) Web Development
6 6 (3.66%) Configuration Management
6 6 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.05%) Capacity Management
7 5 (3.05%) Investment Management
8 4 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.44%) Time Management
8 4 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (2.44%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.44%) Analytics
9 3 (1.83%) Network Management
9 3 (1.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.07%) SQL
2 16 (9.76%) Perl
2 16 (9.76%) Java
3 14 (8.54%) VB
3 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.93%) Korn
5 12 (7.32%) C
6 9 (5.49%) Bourne shell
6 9 (5.49%) VBScript
7 7 (4.27%) PHP
8 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.44%) C#
10 3 (1.83%) Python
11 2 (1.22%) PHP5
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (27.44%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.12%) SC Cleared
3 31 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (15.85%) MCSE
5 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
6 13 (7.93%) MCITP
7 10 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (5.49%) HNC
8 9 (5.49%) CCA
8 9 (5.49%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.66%) MCP
10 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.05%) CCNA
10 5 (3.05%) Degree
11 4 (2.44%) MCTS
12 3 (1.83%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.83%) MCSA
13 2 (1.22%) PhD
14 1 (0.61%) HP APS
14 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 93 (56.71%) Active Directory
2 48 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.02%) vSphere
4 19 (11.59%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.10%) NFS
6 9 (5.49%) XenApp
7 8 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.88%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.05%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.44%) OpenSSH
9 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.44%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.83%) vCloud
11 2 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.22%) Xen
11 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.61%) LXC
12 1 (0.61%) Docker
12 1 (0.61%) XenServer
12 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (16.46%) NetBackup
2 22 (13.41%) SCCM
3 13 (7.93%) Nagios
4 9 (5.49%) SCOM
5 8 (4.88%) WSUS
6 6 (3.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.83%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.22%) Puppet
9 2 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.61%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.61%) Netcool
10 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (48.78%) VMware
2 69 (42.07%) Microsoft
3 41 (25.00%) Citrix
4 37 (22.56%) HP
5 34 (20.73%) Red Hat
6 22 (13.41%) EMC
7 20 (12.20%) Cisco
8 16 (9.76%) Symantec
9 12 (7.32%) Oracle
10 11 (6.71%) Isilon
10 11 (6.71%) NetApp
11 9 (5.49%) Dell
12 8 (4.88%) Altiris
13 7 (4.27%) Adobe
13 7 (4.27%) Veritas
13 7 (4.27%) Lotus
14 6 (3.66%) Remedy
15 5 (3.05%) McAfee
16 4 (2.44%) AppSense
16 4 (2.44%) IBM
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