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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 47 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 20 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 2.36% 6.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.75% 8.97% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 29
Median daily rate £300 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £286 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £43.28 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.46 £15.95
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +15.77%
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
142 223 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.63% 26.30% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 107 104
Median daily rate £375 £417 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 15
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (84.09%) Windows Server
3 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
4 28 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (43.18%) VMware
6 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 18 (40.91%) Linux
7 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (36.36%) ITIL
9 14 (31.82%) SLA
10 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
10 12 (27.27%) Citrix
10 12 (27.27%) Remedy
11 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (20.45%) Unix
13 8 (18.18%) SCCM
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
14 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
14 7 (15.91%) DNS
15 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
15 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
16 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
16 5 (11.36%) DHCP
16 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
16 5 (11.36%) SCOM
17 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
17 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.09%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.27%) CloudBees
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) DHCP
2 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (2.27%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) IPX
4 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) SMTP
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Big Data
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.82%) Ant
2 3 (6.82%) Gradle
2 3 (6.82%) Maven
3 1 (2.27%) MSI
3 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Junior
4 8 (18.18%) Junior Linux Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Linux Support
5 7 (15.91%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Support Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (6.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.27%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.27%) LAMP
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (84.09%) Windows Server
3 28 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (40.91%) Linux
5 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
6 9 (20.45%) Unix
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.27%) AIX
9 1 (2.27%) CentOS
9 1 (2.27%) Debian
9 1 (2.27%) Fedora
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Solaris
9 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.09%) DevOps
4 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Server Patching
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.27%) Application Discovery
6 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.27%) Open Source
6 1 (2.27%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Python
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
2 3 (6.82%) Ruby
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CCA
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) XenServer
5 1 (2.27%) Docker
5 1 (2.27%) KVM
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) NFS
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.27%) Postfix
5 1 (2.27%) qmail
5 1 (2.27%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.27%) Varnish
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) SCOM
3 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.09%) Puppet
4 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.55%) WSUS
6 1 (2.27%) Bacula
6 1 (2.27%) Cacti
6 1 (2.27%) cPanel
6 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.27%) Grafana
6 1 (2.27%) Graphite
6 1 (2.27%) Kibana
6 1 (2.27%) logstash
6 1 (2.27%) Plesk
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.27%) Salt
6 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) VMware
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.27%) Citrix
3 12 (27.27%) Remedy
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) CommVault
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Lotus
6 1 (2.27%) Lumension
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Polycom
6 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec