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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.39% 5.07% 7.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.50% 21.21% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate £274 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.16% +21.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £410 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 7
Average hourly rate - £15.08 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
40 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.65% 23.91% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 35
Average daily rate £300 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) Change Management
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) Becrypt
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (18.75%) F5
8 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) VBScript
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
9 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Sage 200
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PVCS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Change Management
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Becrypt
3 3 (18.75%) F5
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) Sage
5 1 (6.25%) SAP