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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.17% 3.83% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.40% 20.97% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 18
Average daily rate
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£296 £288 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% +18.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £376 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 14
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.91% -45.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
258 186 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.57% 18.29% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 77
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 22
Average hourly rate £16.53 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Active Directory
3 46 (68.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
5 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
6 34 (50.75%) SCCM
6 34 (50.75%) VMware
7 27 (40.30%) DV Cleared
8 26 (38.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (34.33%) Hyper-V
10 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
11 20 (29.85%) SQL
12 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
12 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
13 17 (25.37%) SCOM
14 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (22.39%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (20.90%) Citrix
16 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
16 14 (20.90%) DNS
16 14 (20.90%) VBScript
16 14 (20.90%) VB
16 14 (20.90%) ITIL
16 14 (20.90%) MCSE
16 14 (20.90%) DHCP
16 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
17 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
17 13 (19.40%) Oracle
18 11 (16.42%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (22.39%) SharePoint Server
2 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
3 11 (16.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) Documentum
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
1 14 (20.90%) DHCP
2 5 (7.46%) WAN
3 4 (5.97%) LAN
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) SSH
4 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.99%) FTP
4 2 (2.99%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) SAN
4 2 (2.99%) DMZ
5 1 (1.49%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) OSPF
5 1 (1.49%) BGP
5 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) IDOL
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) StarTeam
2 3 (4.48%) MSI
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Games
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (16.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Architect
6 5 (7.46%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Linux Support
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support
8 3 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Server Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.49%) WCF
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Clustering
2 3 (4.48%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
6 9 (13.43%) Linux
7 5 (7.46%) UNIX
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
3 9 (13.43%) Network Management
4 6 (8.96%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.99%) Requirements Management
6 2 (2.99%) Time Management
7 1 (1.49%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.49%) Service Management
7 1 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.49%) High Availability
7 1 (1.49%) Analytics
7 1 (1.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) VBScript
2 14 (20.90%) VB
2 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.49%) Korn
3 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.30%) DV Cleared
3 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (20.90%) MCSE
6 9 (13.43%) MCP
7 4 (5.97%) HNC
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.48%) CCNA
8 3 (4.48%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.99%) PhD
10 1 (1.49%) MCTS
10 1 (1.49%) MCITP
10 1 (1.49%) Degree
10 1 (1.49%) CCA
10 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 50 (74.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (38.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (34.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.48%) XenApp
7 2 (2.99%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.49%) NFS
8 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (50.75%) SCCM
2 17 (25.37%) SCOM
3 11 (16.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (14.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (10.45%) NetBackup
6 6 (8.96%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (7.46%) Nagios
8 2 (2.99%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.75%) VMware
3 14 (20.90%) Citrix
4 13 (19.40%) Oracle
5 10 (14.93%) Borland
6 8 (11.94%) HP
7 6 (8.96%) McAfee
8 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.97%) EMC
9 4 (5.97%) Remedy
9 4 (5.97%) Altiris
10 3 (4.48%) Isilon
10 3 (4.48%) AppSense
10 3 (4.48%) Cisco
10 3 (4.48%) NetApp
10 3 (4.48%) Veritas
11 2 (2.99%) Symantec
11 2 (2.99%) Lumension
11 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
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