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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.60% 3.76% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 22.22% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Median daily rate - £400 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%
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
32 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.16% 16.92% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 21
Median daily rate £338 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough 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 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
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 28 May 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
4 6 (66.67%) Citrix
5 5 (55.56%) NetApp
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) DHCP
5 5 (55.56%) DNS
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco
6 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
6 4 (44.44%) Project Management
6 4 (44.44%) Change Management
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (33.33%) XenApp
7 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
7 3 (33.33%) vSphere
7 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (33.33%) ISA Server
7 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (33.33%) Clustering
7 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (33.33%) WSUS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) IPX
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Server Support
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) VCP5
2 2 (22.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) NetApp
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Dell
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas
7 1 (11.11%) Lotus
7 1 (11.11%) Polycom