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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.70% 4.48% 13.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 12.15% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -6.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
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
69 107 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 26.24% 36.90% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 14
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £424 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.80% +74.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
5 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (48.15%) vSphere
8 13 (48.15%) HP
9 11 (40.74%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (25.93%) Migration
11 6 (22.22%) IIS
12 5 (18.52%) Dell
12 5 (18.52%) Citrix
12 5 (18.52%) IBM
12 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
13 4 (14.81%) DHCP
13 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 4 (14.81%) DNS
13 4 (14.81%) SCCM
13 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
13 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (11.11%) HP SIM
14 3 (11.11%) vMotion
14 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
14 3 (11.11%) Operations Management
14 3 (11.11%) Clustering
14 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
14 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
14 3 (11.11%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
1 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Server Support
2 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Server Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Server Support Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) COM
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) PDA
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Operations Management
2 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) SOA
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Validation
3 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) VBScript
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCSE
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) MCITP
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (48.15%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.70%) UAG
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 3 (11.11%) HP SIM
3 3 (11.11%) vMotion
4 1 (3.70%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.70%) SCSM
4 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.70%) Netcool
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) VMware
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Dell
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.70%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas