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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.59% 4.07% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.85% 17.48% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £247 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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
229 206 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.21% 23.28% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 88 95
Average daily rate £417 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 August 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 August 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) SCCM
3 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
4 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) VMware
5 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 22 (41.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (39.62%) DV Cleared
7 20 (37.74%) Windows 7
8 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
9 17 (32.08%) Hyper-V
10 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (26.42%) Citrix
12 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
12 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (20.75%) SCOM
14 10 (18.87%) DNS
14 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
14 10 (18.87%) SQL
15 9 (16.98%) Firewall
15 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (16.98%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (15.09%) MS Office
16 8 (15.09%) DHCP
17 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
17 7 (13.21%) AppSense
18 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (11.32%) WAN
18 6 (11.32%) Client/Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.55%) Lync
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) IIS
6 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.87%) DNS
3 9 (16.98%) Firewall
4 8 (15.09%) DHCP
5 6 (11.32%) WAN
6 4 (7.55%) LAN
7 3 (5.66%) Skype
8 2 (3.77%) Internet
8 2 (3.77%) SAN
9 1 (1.89%) DMZ
9 1 (1.89%) VoIP
9 1 (1.89%) SMTP
9 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.89%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Build Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (1.89%) Administrator
7 1 (1.89%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Desktop Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.89%) WCF
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Wiki
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (37.74%) Windows 7
4 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
7 5 (9.43%) Linux
7 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.66%) SUSE
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.43%) Validation
1 5 (9.43%) Migration
1 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL
4 1 (1.89%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.89%) Server Patching
4 1 (1.89%) Server Building
4 1 (1.89%) Network Design
4 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.89%) Requirements Management
4 1 (1.89%) WFM
4 1 (1.89%) Data Protection
4 1 (1.89%) Network Architecture
4 1 (1.89%) Waterfall
4 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) VBScript
2 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 2 (3.77%) PHP
2 2 (3.77%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) Ruby
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) C++
3 1 (1.89%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 21 (39.62%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.43%) MCTS
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) CCIE
6 1 (1.89%) CCNP
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.08%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (52.83%) SCCM
2 11 (20.75%) SCOM
3 3 (5.66%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (3.77%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (3.77%) WMI
4 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) VMware
2 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) AppSense
5 4 (7.55%) HP
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Lumension
7 2 (3.77%) Lotus
8 1 (1.89%) Borland
8 1 (1.89%) Juniper
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
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