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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 17 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 95 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.40% 8.60% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.51% 25.00% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 33
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.16% -4.23%
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
205 380 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.55% 34.39% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 197 92
Average daily rate £300 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.84 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (62.65%) Active Directory
3 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (40.96%) Windows 7
5 31 (37.35%) Linux
6 29 (34.94%) VMware
7 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
7 26 (31.33%) Citrix
8 25 (30.12%) DNS
9 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
10 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
11 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (24.10%) DHCP
12 19 (22.89%) IIS
13 18 (21.69%) UNIX
13 18 (21.69%) HP
13 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
14 17 (20.48%) LAN
15 16 (19.28%) WAN
15 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
15 16 (19.28%) NetBackup
16 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
17 14 (16.87%) Firewall
17 14 (16.87%) Internet
17 14 (16.87%) ITIL
18 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
18 13 (15.66%) Nagios
19 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (13.25%) MCSE
20 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 19 (22.89%) IIS
2 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.20%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Drupal
6 1 (1.20%) WordPress
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.12%) DNS
2 20 (24.10%) DHCP
3 17 (20.48%) LAN
4 16 (19.28%) WAN
5 14 (16.87%) Firewall
5 14 (16.87%) Internet
6 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
7 10 (12.05%) LDAP
8 8 (9.64%) VPN
9 4 (4.82%) SAN
10 3 (3.61%) SMTP
10 3 (3.61%) DSL
10 3 (3.61%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.41%) ADSL
11 2 (2.41%) FTP
11 2 (2.41%) DMZ
11 2 (2.41%) Wireless
11 2 (2.41%) SSH
12 1 (1.20%) NAS
12 1 (1.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) IDOL
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Law
2 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Support Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) IT Support
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Linux Support
5 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Support Technician
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Desktop Technician
7 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) .NET
3 3 (3.61%) SOAP
3 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) CSS
4 2 (2.41%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (2.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.41%) Ajax
5 1 (1.20%) Laravel
5 1 (1.20%) XML
5 1 (1.20%) OLE
5 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.20%) WCF
5 1 (1.20%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Thin Client
1 9 (10.84%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.82%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) PKI
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Open Source
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (40.96%) Windows 7
4 31 (37.35%) Linux
5 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (21.69%) UNIX
7 11 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
8 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.61%) Debian
10 2 (2.41%) VMS
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) ITIL
2 7 (8.43%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.02%) Service Management
4 4 (4.82%) Analytics
5 3 (3.61%) Web Analytics
5 3 (3.61%) Time Management
5 3 (3.61%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.41%) Network Planning
6 2 (2.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.41%) OO
6 2 (2.41%) MVC
6 2 (2.41%) Workflow
6 2 (2.41%) OO PHP
7 1 (1.20%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.20%) Dependency Management
7 1 (1.20%) Migration
7 1 (1.20%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) C
1 10 (12.05%) VB
2 9 (10.84%) Korn
2 9 (10.84%) Bourne shell
2 9 (10.84%) Perl
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.61%) VBScript
6 2 (2.41%) PHP5
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) Java
6 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.25%) MCSE
5 9 (10.84%) HNC
6 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared
7 7 (8.43%) CCA
7 7 (8.43%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.02%) CCNA
9 3 (3.61%) MCP
10 2 (2.41%) PhD
10 2 (2.41%) Degree
11 1 (1.20%) MCTS
11 1 (1.20%) MCSD
11 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (62.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.05%) NFS
4 7 (8.43%) XenApp
5 4 (4.82%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) NetBackup
2 13 (15.66%) Nagios
3 10 (12.05%) WSUS
4 5 (6.02%) SCCM
5 4 (4.82%) SCOM
6 3 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.41%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) VMware
2 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.33%) Citrix
3 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
3 18 (21.69%) HP
4 11 (13.25%) Isilon
5 10 (12.05%) EMC
6 8 (9.64%) Altiris
7 7 (8.43%) NetApp
7 7 (8.43%) Veritas
8 6 (7.23%) Cisco
9 5 (6.02%) Remedy
10 4 (4.82%) Symantec
11 3 (3.61%) McAfee
11 3 (3.61%) Unica
12 2 (2.41%) Zend
12 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.41%) Lumension
13 1 (1.20%) Meridio
13 1 (1.20%) Oracle
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