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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 38 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.91% 3.72% 5.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.83% 14.07% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 39
Average daily rate
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£331 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £11.90 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.00 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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
202 270 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.25% 26.44% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 121 117
Average daily rate £325 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 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 2 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 59 (61.46%) Active Directory
3 49 (51.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 34 (35.42%) Windows 7
6 32 (33.33%) VMware
7 27 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 26 (27.08%) Citrix
9 24 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 24 (25.00%) Linux
10 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (20.83%) IIS
12 19 (19.79%) Firewall
13 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (18.75%) Windows 8
14 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
15 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
17 14 (14.58%) DNS
17 14 (14.58%) Hyper-V
18 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (13.54%) UNIX
18 13 (13.54%) Windows XP
18 13 (13.54%) LAN
18 13 (13.54%) WAN
18 13 (13.54%) MCSE
19 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
19 12 (12.50%) Internet
20 11 (11.46%) Red Hat

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 24 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (20.83%) IIS
3 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.04%) Apache
9 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.04%) CMS
9 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.79%) Firewall
2 14 (14.58%) DNS
3 13 (13.54%) LAN
3 13 (13.54%) WAN
4 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (12.50%) Internet
5 9 (9.38%) LDAP
6 7 (7.29%) VPN
7 6 (6.25%) DHCP
8 4 (4.17%) SMTP
9 3 (3.13%) SAN
10 2 (2.08%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.04%) Network Security
11 1 (1.04%) NAS
11 1 (1.04%) IPv4
11 1 (1.04%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.08%) MySQL
5 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.04%) MS Access
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.04%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.13%) Publishing
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Law
3 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Support Engineer
2 10 (10.42%) Consultant
2 10 (10.42%) Server Engineer
3 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) IT Support
5 7 (7.29%) Support Technician
5 7 (7.29%) IT Support Technician
6 6 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Escalation Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Desktop Technician
7 5 (5.21%) Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
2 4 (4.17%) XML
2 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.08%) WCF
3 2 (2.08%) XSD
3 2 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.04%) HTML
4 1 (1.04%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) XSLT
4 1 (1.04%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) OLE
4 1 (1.04%) Ajax
4 1 (1.04%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.04%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.04%) jQuery
4 1 (1.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 6 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.17%) PKI
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) Open Source
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (51.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (35.42%) Windows 7
4 24 (25.00%) Linux
5 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (18.75%) Windows 8
7 13 (13.54%) UNIX
7 13 (13.54%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.17%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.08%) AIX
10 2 (2.08%) Solaris
10 2 (2.08%) VMS
10 2 (2.08%) CentOS
10 2 (2.08%) Debian
11 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.42%) ITIL
2 7 (7.29%) High Availability
3 6 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (6.25%) Migration
4 4 (4.17%) Waterfall
4 4 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (3.13%) Analytics
5 3 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.13%) Web Analytics
5 3 (3.13%) Service Management
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) Network Planning
6 2 (2.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.08%) Workflow
6 2 (2.08%) Validation
6 2 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.08%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.08%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) C
2 7 (7.29%) SQL
3 6 (6.25%) VB
3 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.21%) Bourne shell
4 5 (5.21%) Korn
4 5 (5.21%) Perl
5 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.08%) VBScript
7 2 (2.08%) C#
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Java
8 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.54%) MCSE
5 8 (8.33%) CCA
5 8 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.25%) Degree
8 4 (4.17%) HNC
9 3 (3.13%) MCTS
9 3 (3.13%) MCP
10 2 (2.08%) MCSD
10 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.08%) MCSA
10 2 (2.08%) CCNA
10 2 (2.08%) ISEB
10 2 (2.08%) MCITP
10 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.04%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (61.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.46%) Terminal Services
5 9 (9.38%) XenApp
6 6 (6.25%) NFS
7 4 (4.17%) XenServer
7 4 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.13%) vSphere
9 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) WSUS
2 8 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.33%) SCCM
3 7 (7.29%) WMI
4 5 (5.21%) Nagios
5 4 (4.17%) SCOM
6 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.08%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (33.33%) VMware
3 26 (27.08%) Citrix
4 11 (11.46%) HP
4 11 (11.46%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.33%) Cisco
5 8 (8.33%) EMC
6 5 (5.21%) NetApp
6 5 (5.21%) Isilon
7 3 (3.13%) McAfee
7 3 (3.13%) Unica
7 3 (3.13%) Apple
8 2 (2.08%) Symantec
8 2 (2.08%) Altiris
8 2 (2.08%) Veritas
8 2 (2.08%) Oracle
8 2 (2.08%) Sophos
8 2 (2.08%) Lumension
9 1 (1.04%) ESRI
9 1 (1.04%) Zend
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