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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.16% 4.70% 5.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.73% 17.28% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 41
Average daily rate
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£356 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £333 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.90 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £25.00 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
203 272 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.44% 27.20% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 129 113
Average daily rate £338 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 52 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (39.58%) Windows 7
5 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
6 31 (32.29%) VMware
7 28 (29.17%) Citrix
7 28 (29.17%) Linux
8 26 (27.08%) SQL Server
9 20 (20.83%) IIS
9 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
9 20 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (19.79%) Windows 8
10 19 (19.79%) Firewall
11 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (17.71%) DNS
13 16 (16.67%) UNIX
14 15 (15.63%) HP
14 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
14 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.63%) SC Cleared
15 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
16 13 (13.54%) MCSE
16 13 (13.54%) LAN
16 13 (13.54%) WAN
16 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
16 13 (13.54%) Windows XP
16 13 (13.54%) Internet
17 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 20 (20.83%) IIS
1 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.08%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.08%) CMS
7 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.04%) Drupal
7 1 (1.04%) WordPress
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.79%) Firewall
2 17 (17.71%) DNS
3 13 (13.54%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.54%) LAN
3 13 (13.54%) WAN
3 13 (13.54%) Internet
4 10 (10.42%) DHCP
5 9 (9.38%) LDAP
6 8 (8.33%) VPN
7 4 (4.17%) SMTP
8 2 (2.08%) SAN
8 2 (2.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.04%) Network Security
9 1 (1.04%) NAS
9 1 (1.04%) DSL
9 1 (1.04%) IPv4
9 1 (1.04%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.13%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.04%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Subversion
2 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.08%) Publishing
2 1 (1.04%) Military
2 1 (1.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (10.42%) Consultant
2 10 (10.42%) Server Engineer
3 9 (9.38%) IT Support
3 9 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Support Technician
5 7 (7.29%) IT Support Technician
5 7 (7.29%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Escalation Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.21%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Desktop Technician
8 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Build Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (5.21%) Web Services
3 4 (4.17%) XML
3 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.13%) SOAP
5 2 (2.08%) Ajax
5 2 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (2.08%) jQuery
5 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.08%) WCF
5 2 (2.08%) XSD
5 2 (2.08%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.04%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.04%) XSLT
6 1 (1.04%) Middleware
6 1 (1.04%) OLE
6 1 (1.04%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 8 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.17%) PKI
3 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.04%) Open Source
5 1 (1.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Clustering
5 1 (1.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (39.58%) Windows 7
4 28 (29.17%) Linux
5 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (19.79%) Windows 8
7 16 (16.67%) UNIX
8 13 (13.54%) Windows XP
9 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.13%) Debian
10 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.08%) AIX
11 2 (2.08%) Solaris
11 2 (2.08%) VMS
11 2 (2.08%) CentOS
12 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.38%) ITIL
2 7 (7.29%) High Availability
3 6 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (6.25%) Migration
4 4 (4.17%) Service Management
4 4 (4.17%) Waterfall
4 4 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 3 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 3 (3.13%) Web Analytics
5 3 (3.13%) Analytics
5 3 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) MVC
6 2 (2.08%) Workflow
6 2 (2.08%) OO
6 2 (2.08%) OO PHP
6 2 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.08%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) C
2 8 (8.33%) Perl
2 8 (8.33%) VB
2 8 (8.33%) Korn
2 8 (8.33%) Bourne shell
3 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.25%) SQL
4 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.13%) Java
6 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) C#
6 2 (2.08%) C++
6 2 (2.08%) PHP
6 2 (2.08%) PHP5
7 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.54%) MCSE
5 8 (8.33%) CCA
5 8 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.29%) Degree
7 5 (5.21%) HNC
8 3 (3.13%) MCTS
8 3 (3.13%) MCP
9 2 (2.08%) MCSD
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.08%) MCSA
9 2 (2.08%) CCNA
9 2 (2.08%) MCITP
9 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.04%) MCDST
10 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.46%) Terminal Services
5 9 (9.38%) NFS
6 8 (8.33%) XenApp
7 3 (3.13%) XenServer
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.13%) vSphere
8 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) NetBackup
2 10 (10.42%) WSUS
3 8 (8.33%) Nagios
4 7 (7.29%) WMI
5 6 (6.25%) SCCM
6 3 (3.13%) SCOM
6 3 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.08%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.29%) VMware
3 28 (29.17%) Citrix
4 15 (15.63%) HP
4 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 11 (11.46%) EMC
6 8 (8.33%) Isilon
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco
8 4 (4.17%) NetApp
8 4 (4.17%) Veritas
8 4 (4.17%) Altiris
9 3 (3.13%) Apple
9 3 (3.13%) Symantec
9 3 (3.13%) McAfee
9 3 (3.13%) Unica
10 2 (2.08%) Zend
10 2 (2.08%) Sophos
10 2 (2.08%) Lumension
11 1 (1.04%) ESRI
11 1 (1.04%) Remedy
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