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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 48 31
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 48 28 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.36% 2.94% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 11.76% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £385 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £175 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.15 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £26.30 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +7.50%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.13% 25.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 99 118
Average daily rate £350 £368 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 62 (61.39%) Active Directory
3 44 (43.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
5 36 (35.64%) VMware
6 31 (30.69%) SQL Server
7 27 (26.73%) MS Exchange
8 25 (24.75%) Windows 7
9 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
9 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (23.76%) IIS
10 22 (21.78%) Citrix
11 19 (18.81%) Firewall
12 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (17.82%) Linux
12 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
13 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
14 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
14 16 (15.84%) Windows 8
15 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
16 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
16 13 (12.87%) ITIL
16 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (11.88%) MCSE
18 11 (10.89%) SQL
18 11 (10.89%) LAN
18 11 (10.89%) WAN
18 11 (10.89%) Terminal Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (26.73%) MS Exchange
2 24 (23.76%) IIS
3 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.98%) Lync
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.99%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.99%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.81%) Firewall
2 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.89%) LAN
3 11 (10.89%) WAN
4 9 (8.91%) DNS
4 9 (8.91%) LDAP
4 9 (8.91%) Internet
5 8 (7.92%) VPN
6 4 (3.96%) SMTP
6 4 (3.96%) SAN
7 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.98%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.99%) Network Security
8 1 (0.99%) NAS
8 1 (0.99%) IPv4
8 1 (0.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.99%) MS Access
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.99%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.99%) MSI
2 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
1 3 (2.97%) Publishing
2 1 (0.99%) Military
2 1 (0.99%) Law
2 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (27.72%) Support Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Consultant
3 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Server Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) Senior Support Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Support Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Escalation Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) IT Support
7 5 (4.95%) Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.95%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (3.96%) Build Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (2.97%) Designer
9 3 (2.97%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) XML
3 6 (5.94%) XSD
3 6 (5.94%) WCF
4 4 (3.96%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.99%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.99%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.99%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) XSLT
6 1 (0.99%) Middleware
6 1 (0.99%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.96%) PKI
3 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.99%) Open Source
4 1 (0.99%) iPad
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (43.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (24.75%) Windows 7
4 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (17.82%) Linux
6 16 (15.84%) Windows 8
7 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.92%) UNIX
9 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.98%) AIX
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
10 2 (1.98%) CentOS
10 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.99%) VMS
11 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.99%) SUSE
11 1 (0.99%) Debian
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.87%) ITIL
2 9 (8.91%) High Availability
3 8 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.93%) Migration
5 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.96%) Waterfall
6 4 (3.96%) Workflow
7 3 (2.97%) Service Management
7 3 (2.97%) Web Analytics
7 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (2.97%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.97%) Analytics
7 3 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.98%) Stress Testing
8 2 (1.98%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.98%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.98%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.98%) Change Management
8 2 (1.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) SQL
2 8 (7.92%) C
2 8 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.93%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.94%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) C++
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.98%) VBScript
7 1 (0.99%) VB
7 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (11.88%) MCSE
4 10 (9.90%) Degree
5 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.94%) MCTS
6 5 (4.95%) MCSD
7 4 (3.96%) CCA
7 4 (3.96%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.97%) MCP
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.98%) MCSA
9 2 (1.98%) CCNA
9 2 (1.98%) ISEB
9 2 (1.98%) MCITP
9 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.99%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.99%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (61.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.89%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.93%) XenApp
6 4 (3.96%) XenServer
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.97%) vSphere
8 2 (1.98%) UAG
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.99%) Nmap
9 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) WSUS
2 8 (7.92%) SCCM
3 7 (6.93%) WMI
4 3 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.97%) SCOM
5 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.64%) VMware
3 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 9 (8.91%) Cisco
5 6 (5.94%) HP
6 5 (4.95%) NetApp
7 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.96%) EMC
8 3 (2.97%) Apple
8 3 (2.97%) Unica
9 2 (1.98%) Symantec
9 2 (1.98%) Sophos
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle
10 1 (0.99%) Dell
10 1 (0.99%) Intel
10 1 (0.99%) BMC
10 1 (0.99%) ESRI
10 1 (0.99%) Meridio
10 1 (0.99%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.99%) Remedy
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