The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.19% 0.96% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 4.41% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate £353 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.34% 21.79% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Slough region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Slough region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Slough region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) Change Management
5 5 (45.45%) DHCP
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
6 4 (36.36%) NetApp
6 4 (36.36%) Project Management
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
7 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) WSUS
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) DMZ
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VCP5
2 2 (18.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (27.27%) ISA Server
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 2 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) Dell
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Veritas
7 1 (9.09%) Avaya
7 1 (9.09%) EMC