The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Slough region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.56% 2.55% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.45% 16.28% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £283 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 - £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.39% 15.69% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 21
Average daily rate £238 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £10.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Berkshire

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
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 17 April 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (70.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) HP
5 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco
6 9 (45.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) SCCM
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) SSL
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) VoIP
9 4 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) MCSE
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 4 (20.00%) EMC
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) F5
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
10 3 (15.00%) MCTS
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (15.00%) RTP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) VoIP
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) RTP
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) ISDN
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) DMZ
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) ADSL
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.00%) iPhone
1 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) SUSE
7 1 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCVP
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCTS
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.00%) CNE
4 1 (5.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) EMC
6 4 (20.00%) F5
7 3 (15.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) Lotus
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) IBM
8 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Avaya
8 2 (10.00%) Juniper
9 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
9 1 (5.00%) Polycom
9 1 (5.00%) JBoss
9 1 (5.00%) Sun
9 1 (5.00%) Dell
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