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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 21 53
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 86 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.65% 7.80% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.18% 23.18% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 45 12
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £220 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £13.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1220.75% -38.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Windows Server 2008
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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
204 371 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.54% 33.64% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 75
Average daily rate £300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (69.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 34 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
6 26 (38.24%) Citrix
7 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 21 (30.88%) DNS
9 20 (29.41%) DHCP
9 20 (29.41%) VMware
10 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (26.47%) HP
12 16 (23.53%) NetBackup
12 16 (23.53%) Red Hat
12 16 (23.53%) Linux
13 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (22.06%) SCCM
13 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
14 14 (20.59%) DV Cleared
14 14 (20.59%) LAN
14 14 (20.59%) UNIX
14 14 (20.59%) ITIL
14 14 (20.59%) VB
15 13 (19.12%) MCSE
15 13 (19.12%) WAN
15 13 (19.12%) Nagios
15 13 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
17 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
17 11 (16.18%) Internet

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.29%) IIS
4 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
6 1 (1.47%) WordPress
6 1 (1.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) DNS
2 20 (29.41%) DHCP
3 14 (20.59%) LAN
4 13 (19.12%) WAN
5 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
5 11 (16.18%) Internet
6 8 (11.76%) Firewall
7 7 (10.29%) VPN
8 3 (4.41%) DSL
8 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.94%) SSH
9 2 (2.94%) SAN
9 2 (2.94%) FTP
9 2 (2.94%) ADSL
9 2 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (2.94%) DMZ
10 1 (1.47%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.47%) BGP
10 1 (1.47%) OSPF
10 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MSI
1 3 (4.41%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) IT Support
3 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Linux Support
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Support Technician
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Technician
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Application Packaging
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (2.94%) jQuery
3 2 (2.94%) Ajax
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) SOAP
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) OLE
4 1 (1.47%) Laravel
4 1 (1.47%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Thin Client
1 9 (13.24%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (69.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (23.53%) Linux
6 14 (20.59%) UNIX
7 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
8 9 (13.24%) Windows 8
8 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.94%) VMS
9 2 (2.94%) Debian
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.82%) Service Management
3 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.88%) Analytics
5 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.41%) Network Management
5 3 (4.41%) Web Analytics
5 3 (4.41%) Time Management
6 2 (2.94%) Network Planning
6 2 (2.94%) OO PHP
6 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.94%) OO
6 2 (2.94%) Migration
6 2 (2.94%) MVC
7 1 (1.47%) High Availability
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.47%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.47%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) VB
2 9 (13.24%) C
2 9 (13.24%) Perl
2 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) Bourne shell
2 9 (13.24%) Korn
3 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.82%) VBScript
5 2 (2.94%) PHP5
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.59%) DV Cleared
4 13 (19.12%) MCSE
5 9 (13.24%) HNC
6 7 (10.29%) CCA
6 7 (10.29%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.35%) CCNA
7 5 (7.35%) MCP
8 3 (4.41%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.94%) MCTS
9 2 (2.94%) Degree
9 2 (2.94%) PhD
10 1 (1.47%) MCSA
10 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) COBIT
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) NFS
5 5 (7.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.94%) vSphere
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) NetBackup
2 15 (22.06%) SCCM
3 13 (19.12%) Nagios
4 7 (10.29%) SCOM
5 5 (7.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (4.41%) SCDPM
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.24%) Citrix
3 20 (29.41%) VMware
4 18 (26.47%) HP
5 16 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 11 (16.18%) Isilon
7 9 (13.24%) EMC
8 8 (11.76%) Altiris
9 7 (10.29%) Veritas
10 6 (8.82%) NetApp
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco
11 5 (7.35%) Oracle
12 4 (5.88%) Symantec
12 4 (5.88%) Remedy
12 4 (5.88%) McAfee
13 3 (4.41%) Borland
13 3 (4.41%) Lumension
13 3 (4.41%) Unica
14 2 (2.94%) Zend
14 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
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