The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 80 62
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 45 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.08% 1.89% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.62% 9.59% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 29
Median daily rate £325 £287 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% -18.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £191 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £300
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £19.66 £34.64 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.24% +74.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.85 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £43.28 £20.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -17.85% +12.87%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 279 469 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.26% 19.70% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 262 229
Median daily rate £367 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £43.28 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 13 £315 +21.15% 3
Bracknell -3 10 £269 -2.18%
Maidenhead +3 4 £360 -
Newbury +5 2 £268 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (78.46%) Active Directory
3 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 36 (55.38%) PowerShell
5 34 (52.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
6 32 (49.23%) DNS
7 29 (44.62%) VMware
8 27 (41.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (35.38%) DHCP
10 19 (29.23%) MS Exchange
11 16 (24.62%) SMTP
11 16 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
13 14 (21.54%) SQL
13 14 (21.54%) Cisco
14 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.00%) Linux
14 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
14 13 (20.00%) Problem Management
15 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (18.46%) LAN
15 12 (18.46%) HP
15 12 (18.46%) NetBackup
16 11 (16.92%) Python
16 11 (16.92%) ITIL
16 11 (16.92%) WSUS
16 11 (16.92%) Incident Management
17 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
17 10 (15.38%) Ansible

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 19 (29.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (9.23%) IIS
3 6 (9.23%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.62%) CMS
5 3 (4.62%) Drupal
5 3 (4.62%) WordPress
6 2 (3.08%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.54%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Changepoint
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (3.08%) FRx
1 2 (3.08%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.08%) GitHub
5 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.54%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) DNS
2 23 (35.38%) DHCP
3 16 (24.62%) SMTP
4 12 (18.46%) LAN
5 10 (15.38%) Internet
6 9 (13.85%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (9.23%) HTTP
7 6 (9.23%) Skype
8 5 (7.69%) SAN
8 5 (7.69%) WAN
9 4 (6.15%) MPLS
9 4 (6.15%) VPN
10 3 (4.62%) SSH
11 2 (3.08%) Firewall
11 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
11 2 (3.08%) NAS
11 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
12 1 (1.54%) 4G
12 1 (1.54%) LTE
12 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) MS Access
3 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.08%) QlikView
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.62%) Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Server Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (10.77%) Active Directory Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Server Support
6 6 (9.23%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) IT Support
8 4 (6.15%) VMware Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) JSON
2 3 (4.62%) YAML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Clustering
4 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
5 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.54%) CESG
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (52.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (41.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.00%) Linux
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 9 (13.85%) Android
8 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.62%) SUSE
10 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.54%) CentOS
11 1 (1.54%) Solaris
11 1 (1.54%) Unix
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 11 (16.92%) Incident Management
2 11 (16.92%) ITIL
3 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 9 (13.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.31%) Patch Management
5 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.23%) DevOps
6 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
6 6 (9.23%) Scrum
6 6 (9.23%) Task Automation
7 5 (7.69%) Information Management
7 5 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (4.62%) Product Management
9 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.08%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) PowerShell
2 14 (21.54%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) Python
4 9 (13.85%) VB
5 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.15%) VBScript
7 2 (3.08%) Java
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (78.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.54%) Docker
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.54%) vCloud
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) NetBackup
2 11 (16.92%) WSUS
3 10 (15.38%) AirWatch
3 10 (15.38%) Ansible
4 8 (12.31%) SCCM
5 5 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.69%) SCOM
6 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (6.15%) Puppet
6 4 (6.15%) Unicenter
7 3 (4.62%) Netcool
7 3 (4.62%) vCenter Server
8 2 (3.08%) PowerCLI
8 2 (3.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.54%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (44.62%) VMware
3 14 (21.54%) Cisco
4 12 (18.46%) HP
5 10 (15.38%) Symantec
6 9 (13.85%) MobileIron
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix
7 5 (7.69%) EMC
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle
9 3 (4.62%) IBM
9 3 (4.62%) McAfee
9 3 (4.62%) Meridio
9 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.62%) Veritas
10 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.08%) Cognos
10 2 (3.08%) Dell
10 2 (3.08%) Tableau
10 2 (3.08%) Veeam