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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.60% 4.49% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.32% 21.15% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -44.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £219 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £244 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.61 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+16.28% -25.58%
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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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 13.67% 21.22% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 19
Average daily rate £344 £248 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £17.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.40%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) SAN
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) vSphere
5 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) EMC
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) Brocade
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (23.08%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) SNMP
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) vSphere
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) Samba
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Brocade
2 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) EMC
2 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp