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 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 19 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.35% 6.56% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.33% 27.59% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
75 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 30.86% 23.77% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 20
Average daily rate £350 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.01% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £160 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.69 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +71.17%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) VMware
3 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 20 (68.97%) DNS
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
8 12 (41.38%) Linux
8 12 (41.38%) HP
8 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
8 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
9 11 (37.93%) vSphere
9 11 (37.93%) DHCP
10 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
11 9 (31.03%) EMC
11 9 (31.03%) MCSE
11 9 (31.03%) Java
11 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (31.03%) MCITP
11 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (27.59%) IIS
13 7 (24.14%) Flash
13 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
13 7 (24.14%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (24.14%) Adobe
13 7 (24.14%) ITIL
13 7 (24.14%) SQL Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (27.59%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) IBM Notes
2 7 (24.14%) Lotus Domino
2 7 (24.14%) GlassFish
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) DHCP
3 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Web Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Web Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Flash
2 6 (20.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (41.38%) Linux
4 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
1 7 (24.14%) Validation
1 7 (24.14%) Change Management
1 7 (24.14%) Web Development
2 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
2 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.45%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) IT Governance
3 1 (3.45%) Operations Management
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
1 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) MCSE
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (31.03%) MCITP
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) CCA
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (37.93%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.90%) vCloud
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.34%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
4 9 (31.03%) EMC
5 7 (24.14%) Adobe
5 7 (24.14%) Lotus
5 7 (24.14%) Symantec
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) BMC
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR