The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.74% 4.48% 7.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 14.81% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -2.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%
Windows Server 2008
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
48 81 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 21.92% 30.22% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 15
Average daily rate £313 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £430 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bracknell region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bracknell region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) MCSE
8 4 (22.22%) SSL
8 4 (22.22%) Juniper
8 4 (22.22%) HP
8 4 (22.22%) NetScreen
8 4 (22.22%) UAG
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (22.22%) Lync
8 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (16.67%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Lync
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 4 (22.22%) NetScreen
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) VRRP
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Software Distribution
1 3 (16.67%) Validation
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.56%) MODAF
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) CCA
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) UAG
3 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.56%) Becrypt
6 1 (5.56%) ESRI
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint