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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.06% 5.58% 5.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.58% 24.89% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 23
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£298 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
264 233 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.19% 22.43% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 108 86
Average daily rate £375 £308 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -46.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.70 £14.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (69.64%) Active Directory
3 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
5 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
6 33 (58.93%) SCCM
7 31 (55.36%) VMware
8 25 (44.64%) DV Cleared
9 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (41.07%) Hyper-V
10 18 (32.14%) Configuration Management
11 17 (30.36%) SQL
11 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
11 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
12 16 (28.57%) SCOM
13 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 14 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (23.21%) VBScript
15 12 (21.43%) VB
15 12 (21.43%) Oracle
15 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
15 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
16 11 (19.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 10 (17.86%) Citrix
17 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (17.86%) Borland
17 10 (17.86%) StarTeam
18 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
18 9 (16.07%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 14 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.36%) Documentum
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 8 (14.29%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) VoIP
4 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.79%) SMTP
5 1 (1.79%) DMZ
5 1 (1.79%) OSPF
5 1 (1.79%) BGP
5 1 (1.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) StarTeam
2 4 (7.14%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (1.79%) Retail
1 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) IT Support
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Packager
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Technician
9 1 (1.79%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) VMware Support Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Server Support Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.71%) Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
3 8 (14.29%) Network Management
4 6 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.93%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Requirements Management
7 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.79%) High Availability
7 1 (1.79%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (23.21%) VBScript
4 12 (21.43%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (44.64%) DV Cleared
3 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (16.07%) MCSE
6 8 (14.29%) MCP
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) MCTS
7 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 39 (69.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (41.07%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.07%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (58.93%) SCCM
2 16 (28.57%) SCOM
3 11 (19.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (16.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (55.36%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Oracle
4 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) Borland
5 6 (10.71%) McAfee
6 3 (5.36%) EMC
6 3 (5.36%) AppSense
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Lumension
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco
8 1 (1.79%) Lotus