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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.17% 3.34% 5.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 13.60% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 25
Median daily rate £260 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.09% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £201 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £43.28 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
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
153 228 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.49% 24.57% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 134 91
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £222 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 34 15
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
4 27 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 21 (43.75%) ITIL
5 21 (43.75%) Linux
6 19 (39.58%) SLA
7 18 (37.50%) VMware
8 14 (29.17%) Citrix
9 12 (25.00%) Remedy
9 12 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 11 (22.92%) Unix
11 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (12.50%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) HP
14 6 (12.50%) MS Office
14 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 6 (12.50%) SCCM
14 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
15 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (10.42%) Data Privacy
15 5 (10.42%) XenApp
16 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
16 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
16 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.08%) CloudBees
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) SMTP
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) IPX
5 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Ant
2 3 (6.25%) Gradle
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) MSI
3 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Support Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Linux Support
5 9 (18.75%) Linux Support Engineer
6 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (16.67%) Junior
6 8 (16.67%) Junior Linux Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (10.42%) Junior Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 3 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.08%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.08%) LAMP
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 27 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (43.75%) Linux
4 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 11 (22.92%) Unix
6 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.17%) AIX
10 1 (2.08%) CentOS
10 1 (2.08%) Debian
10 1 (2.08%) Fedora
10 1 (2.08%) Solaris
10 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.42%) Data Privacy
4 4 (8.33%) DevOps
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (4.17%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Server Patching
6 2 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) Application Discovery
7 1 (2.08%) Change Control
7 1 (2.08%) Open Source
7 1 (2.08%) Scrum
7 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Python
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
2 3 (6.25%) Ruby
3 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) XenApp
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) KVM
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) NFS
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.08%) Postfix
6 1 (2.08%) qmail
6 1 (2.08%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.08%) Varnish
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.25%) WSUS
4 2 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.08%) Bacula
5 1 (2.08%) Cacti
5 1 (2.08%) cPanel
5 1 (2.08%) Graphite
5 1 (2.08%) Kibana
5 1 (2.08%) logstash
5 1 (2.08%) Plesk
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (2.08%) Salt
5 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 12 (25.00%) Remedy
5 6 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Altiris
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) Veritas
9 1 (2.08%) Aruba
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
9 1 (2.08%) Lotus
9 1 (2.08%) Lumension
9 1 (2.08%) Polycom
9 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.08%) Sophos
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec