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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.71% 4.29% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 20.41% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£243 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £440 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.71% 21.03% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 16
Average daily rate £313 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
8 5 (29.41%) RTP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) C++
8 5 (29.41%) Java
8 5 (29.41%) .NET
8 5 (29.41%) MCSE
8 5 (29.41%) ISDN
8 5 (29.41%) CCVP
8 5 (29.41%) MCTS
8 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) VoIP
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) RTP
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) ISDN
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) DMZ
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Handset
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) PDM
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) C++
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
1 5 (29.41%) CCVP
1 5 (29.41%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) CNE
2 1 (5.88%) Novell Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Lotus
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Polycom