The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bracknell region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.14% 4.35% 9.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.67% 12.64% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£378 £316 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -12.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 87 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 26.91% 34.39% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 10
Average daily rate £318 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £102.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +385.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
Berkshire

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 30 July 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) DHCP
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
7 5 (21.74%) MCSE
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) SSL
8 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
8 4 (17.39%) Juniper
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) SCCM
8 4 (17.39%) Lync
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (17.39%) UAG

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) SSL
3 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) DMZ
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) VRRP
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
1 2 (8.70%) Local Government
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
3 2 (8.70%) Server Support
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Software Distribution
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) IT Governance
4 1 (4.35%) MODAF
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (21.74%) MCSE
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCTS
6 1 (4.35%) CCA
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCP
6 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) UAG
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Becrypt
7 1 (4.35%) Mitel
7 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) ESRI