The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 54 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.36% 4.35% 4.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.81% 18.91% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 18
Average daily rate £225 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £204 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +264.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £24.75 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.70 £55.65 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
261 201 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.82% 23.02% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 107 88
Average daily rate £388 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £55.55 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.37% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (89.74%) Windows Server
3 33 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 25 (64.10%) VMware
5 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (43.59%) Citrix
7 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
8 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (33.33%) DNS
9 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 11 (28.21%) DHCP
10 11 (28.21%) XenApp
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
11 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
11 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
11 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (20.51%) Remedy
12 8 (20.51%) Linux
12 8 (20.51%) ITIL
13 7 (17.95%) MCSE
13 7 (17.95%) SQL
13 7 (17.95%) SLA
13 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
13 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
14 6 (15.38%) Altiris
14 6 (15.38%) SCCM
14 6 (15.38%) Unix

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) IIS
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) DHCP
3 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
4 5 (12.82%) LAN
4 5 (12.82%) Wireless
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
5 4 (10.26%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) IPv4
7 1 (2.56%) IPv6
7 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Linux Support
4 6 (15.38%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (89.74%) Windows Server
3 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
6 8 (20.51%) Linux
7 6 (15.38%) Unix
7 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
8 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) High Availability
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Workflow
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.56%) CRM
5 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
3 4 (10.26%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.26%) HNC
3 4 (10.26%) RHCSA
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CCA
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (5.13%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) XenApp
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.26%) vSphere
7 3 (7.69%) XenServer
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.26%) Nagios
4 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.13%) SCOM
5 2 (5.13%) WSUS
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) VMware
2 17 (43.59%) Citrix
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.51%) Remedy
5 6 (15.38%) Altiris
6 5 (12.82%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Google
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) AppSense
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.56%) Sage
8 1 (2.56%) Veeam
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Field Seymour Parkes LLP
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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