The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 28 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 51 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.75% 5.57% 4.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.57% 22.16% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 25
Average daily rate £313 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £184 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 3
Average hourly rate £15.13 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.98% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £19.20 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £32.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
226 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.13% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 75 106
Average daily rate £300 £290 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (64.36%) Active Directory
3 56 (55.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
5 31 (30.69%) VMware
6 28 (27.72%) SQL Server
6 28 (27.72%) Windows 7
7 26 (25.74%) MS Exchange
8 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (21.78%) Citrix
10 22 (21.78%) IIS
11 20 (19.80%) .NET
11 20 (19.80%) SQL
11 20 (19.80%) MCSE
11 20 (19.80%) Windows XP
11 20 (19.80%) Hyper-V
11 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (18.81%) ITIL
13 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
13 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (15.84%) UNIX
15 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
16 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
16 14 (13.86%) Firewall
16 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
17 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (12.87%) Linux
18 12 (11.88%) Degree
19 11 (10.89%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (25.74%) MS Exchange
2 22 (21.78%) IIS
3 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (6.93%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.96%) Apache
6 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.96%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.98%) Lync
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.99%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.86%) Firewall
3 11 (10.89%) DNS
4 9 (8.91%) SAN
4 9 (8.91%) LAN
4 9 (8.91%) VPN
4 9 (8.91%) Internet
5 4 (3.96%) WAN
5 4 (3.96%) HTTP
6 3 (2.97%) VLAN
6 3 (2.97%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.97%) DHCP
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
7 2 (1.98%) FTP
7 2 (1.98%) LDAP
8 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.99%) 4G
8 1 (0.99%) Network Security
8 1 (0.99%) DMZ
8 1 (0.99%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.99%) Hudson
2 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.99%) Subversion
2 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (2.97%) Banking
1 3 (2.97%) Publishing
2 2 (1.98%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.99%) Military
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (27.72%) Support Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Consultant
3 8 (7.92%) Senior Support Engineer
3 8 (7.92%) Windows Support Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
4 7 (6.93%) Analyst
5 6 (5.94%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (5.94%) Designer
6 5 (4.95%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Server Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.95%) Administrator
6 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Architect
7 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) .NET
2 10 (9.90%) .NET Framework
3 7 (6.93%) XML
4 6 (5.94%) XSD
4 6 (5.94%) WCF
5 4 (3.96%) Web Services
6 2 (1.98%) J2EE
7 1 (0.99%) Middleware
7 1 (0.99%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.96%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.96%) Replication
3 4 (3.96%) PKI
4 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.97%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (55.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (27.72%) Windows 7
4 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (19.80%) Windows XP
6 16 (15.84%) UNIX
7 13 (12.87%) Linux
8 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.98%) AIX
12 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) ITIL
2 8 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (5.94%) Migration
3 6 (5.94%) High Availability
3 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
4 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.96%) Web Analytics
5 4 (3.96%) Analytics
6 3 (2.97%) Test Strategy
6 3 (2.97%) Network Architecture
6 3 (2.97%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.97%) Time Management
6 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.97%) Workflow
7 2 (1.98%) CRM
7 2 (1.98%) DRM
7 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.98%) Validation
7 2 (1.98%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) C
3 6 (5.94%) C#
3 6 (5.94%) C++
3 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.98%) VBScript
5 2 (1.98%) VB
6 1 (0.99%) Java
6 1 (0.99%) Perl
6 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (19.80%) MCSE
3 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
4 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
5 12 (11.88%) Degree
6 7 (6.93%) MCSD
7 6 (5.94%) CCA
7 6 (5.94%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (4.95%) MCTS
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.97%) RHCE
10 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.98%) ISEB
10 2 (1.98%) MCITP
10 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.99%) VCP5
11 1 (0.99%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (64.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.80%) Hyper-V
3 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.93%) XenApp
4 7 (6.93%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.95%) vSphere
6 4 (3.96%) XenServer
7 2 (1.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.98%) UAG
8 1 (0.99%) vCloud
8 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.99%) Nmap
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) SCCM
2 6 (5.94%) WMI
2 6 (5.94%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
4 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.98%) WSUS
4 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.99%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.99%) Foglight
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.69%) VMware
3 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 6 (5.94%) Cisco
4 6 (5.94%) HP
5 5 (4.95%) Lotus
5 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.95%) IBM
5 5 (4.95%) Oracle
6 4 (3.96%) NetApp
7 3 (2.97%) Unica
7 3 (2.97%) Altiris
7 3 (2.97%) Wyse
7 3 (2.97%) Veritas
7 3 (2.97%) Apple
7 3 (2.97%) Remedy
7 3 (2.97%) EMC
8 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.99%) LANDesk
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