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 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 19 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.28% 6.22% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 24.17% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.73% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
216 240 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.96% 25.72% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 97 96
Average daily rate £417 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 July 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 2 July 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 32 (62.75%) Security Cleared
4 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (56.86%) SCCM
6 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
7 24 (47.06%) DV Cleared
8 23 (45.10%) VMware
9 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
10 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
10 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
11 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (27.45%) SCOM
12 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
13 12 (23.53%) SQL
13 12 (23.53%) Citrix
14 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
14 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
15 10 (19.61%) DNS
15 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
16 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (15.69%) DHCP
17 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
18 7 (13.73%) MS Office
18 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
18 7 (13.73%) Firewall
18 7 (13.73%) Terminal Services
18 7 (13.73%) SharePoint Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.73%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.88%) Documentum
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) IIS
7 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
2 10 (19.61%) DNS
3 8 (15.69%) DHCP
4 7 (13.73%) Firewall
5 5 (9.80%) WAN
6 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 3 (5.88%) VoIP
7 2 (3.92%) Internet
8 1 (1.96%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) SMTP
8 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.96%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Server Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (1.96%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Technician
7 1 (1.96%) Applications Packager
7 1 (1.96%) Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.88%) PKI
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.84%) Linux
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Network Management
2 6 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (1.96%) Network Design
5 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.96%) Requirements Management
5 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
5 1 (1.96%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.96%) Server Patching
5 1 (1.96%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) VBScript
2 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (62.75%) Security Cleared
2 24 (47.06%) DV Cleared
3 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (11.76%) MCP
5 6 (11.76%) MCSE
6 3 (5.88%) MCTS
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.96%) CCIE
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
3 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.73%) Terminal Services
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.92%) XenApp
6 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.96%) vSphere
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (56.86%) SCCM
2 14 (27.45%) SCOM
3 5 (9.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (9.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (45.10%) VMware
3 12 (23.53%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) Borland
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle
5 4 (7.84%) AppSense
6 3 (5.88%) Lumension
6 3 (5.88%) EMC
6 3 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) Lotus
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