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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Berkshire
Rank 75 63 55
Rank change year-on-year -12 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.40% 2.57% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.19% 12.43% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 27
Median daily rate £363 £253 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.56% -19.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £145 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +237.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.82 £39.45 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.34 £128.70 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 283 507 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.28% 20.69% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 303 287
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 37
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +1 14 £400 +142.42% 7
Bracknell -5 3 £275 +8.37% 1
Newbury +4 2 £350 -
Slough +4 2 £394 +11.70% 3
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Active Directory
3 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
3 34 (59.65%) Windows Server
4 27 (47.37%) DNS
5 22 (38.60%) VMware
5 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
7 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
10 15 (26.32%) DHCP
11 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (21.05%) Problem Management
12 12 (21.05%) Public Cloud
12 12 (21.05%) Patch Management
13 11 (19.30%) Load Balancing
13 11 (19.30%) SMTP
13 11 (19.30%) HTTP
13 11 (19.30%) Linux
14 10 (17.54%) Python
14 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
14 10 (17.54%) SCCM
14 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
14 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
15 9 (15.79%) Ansible
15 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 9 (15.79%) Web Services
15 9 (15.79%) SQL
16 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) IIS
4 3 (5.26%) CMS
4 3 (5.26%) Drupal
4 3 (5.26%) WordPress
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.51%) GitHub
5 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) DNS
2 15 (26.32%) DHCP
3 11 (19.30%) HTTP
3 11 (19.30%) SMTP
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.28%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) SSH
6 3 (5.26%) SSL
7 2 (3.51%) FTP
7 2 (3.51%) SAN
7 2 (3.51%) Skype
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.75%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) NAS
8 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.75%) Telnet
8 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.75%) MS Access
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.26%) Back Office
1 3 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Server Support
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) JSON
2 3 (5.26%) YAML
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Public Cloud
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows Server
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (19.30%) Linux
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.51%) SUSE
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) AIX
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Patch Management
1 12 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 11 (19.30%) Load Balancing
3 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
4 7 (12.28%) DevOps
4 7 (12.28%) Product Management
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Scrum
5 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.02%) Information Management
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 2 (3.51%) Build Automation
9 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.51%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.54%) Python
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) VBScript
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (75.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.26%) vSphere
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.51%) XenApp
5 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) Firmware
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 9 (15.79%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) SCOM
4 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.02%) WSUS
5 3 (5.26%) Puppet
6 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Netcool
7 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (38.60%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) Symantec
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (3.51%) Veeam
7 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Twitter
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas
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