Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 74 81
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 100 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.86% 2.37% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.71% 12.27% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 62
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £222 £175 £213
90th Percentile £450 £488 £498
South East median daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.41% +11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £43.28 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.61% +133.95% +5.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.04 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £20.66
South East median hourly rate £19.66 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -24.38% +48.57% -

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 783 815 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.14% 19.29% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 438 489
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
10th Percentile £184 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 55 117
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -30.39% +26.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.78% +18.49%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 24 £330 +1.54% 2
Slough +7 17 £300 -12.09%
Bracknell -8 15 £325 -17.46%
Newbury -2 3 £300 +41.18%
Maidenhead -12 2 £293 -18.75%
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
3 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
4 51 (67.11%) VMware
5 41 (53.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 29 (38.16%) DNS
8 26 (34.21%) PowerShell
9 25 (32.89%) DHCP
9 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
9 25 (32.89%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (25.00%) Linux
13 18 (23.68%) Cisco
14 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
15 16 (21.05%) TCP/IP
15 16 (21.05%) Citrix
15 16 (21.05%) ITIL
15 16 (21.05%) Firewall
16 15 (19.74%) SQL
17 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
17 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
18 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
18 13 (17.11%) IIS
18 13 (17.11%) HP
18 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (17.11%) LAN
18 13 (17.11%) XenApp
19 12 (15.79%) WAN

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 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.11%) IIS
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.58%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.63%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.32%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Office 365
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.58%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) HP Helion
5 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (38.16%) DNS
2 25 (32.89%) DHCP
3 16 (21.05%) Firewall
3 16 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (17.11%) LAN
5 12 (15.79%) WAN
6 7 (9.21%) SAN
7 6 (7.89%) Internet
7 6 (7.89%) Network Security
7 6 (7.89%) VLAN
8 5 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
8 5 (6.58%) VPN
9 4 (5.26%) SMTP
9 4 (5.26%) Wireless
10 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.63%) Junos
11 2 (2.63%) OpenVPN
11 2 (2.63%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Administrator
6 6 (7.89%) Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.58%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support
8 4 (5.26%) IT Technician
8 4 (5.26%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Web Services
2 6 (7.89%) X-Windows
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) SOAP
3 2 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 8 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (9.21%) Private Cloud
5 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.58%) EMC VNX
6 5 (6.58%) iPhone
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle Exalogic
7 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
7 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.26%) PKI
8 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.95%) iPad
8 3 (3.95%) Replication
9 2 (2.63%) Derivative
9 2 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (2.63%) NHS
10 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (1.32%) FMCG
10 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
3 41 (53.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (25.00%) Linux
6 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
7 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
8 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
9 9 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
11 5 (6.58%) AIX
11 5 (6.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (5.26%) Android
12 4 (5.26%) SUSE
13 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.63%) CentOS
14 2 (2.63%) Debian
14 2 (2.63%) Solaris
14 2 (2.63%) Windows Phone
14 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 8 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 8 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (9.21%) Change Management
4 6 (7.89%) DevOps
5 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.58%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.26%) Server Building
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.95%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) High Availability
7 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Management
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Service Management
7 3 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) PowerShell
2 15 (19.74%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) VBScript
4 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) C
6 2 (2.63%) C-shell
6 2 (2.63%) Java
6 2 (2.63%) Korn
6 2 (2.63%) Perl
6 2 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.21%) MCSE
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (3.95%) CCNA
5 3 (3.95%) MCSA
6 2 (2.63%) CCA
6 2 (2.63%) CCENT
6 2 (2.63%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) MCP
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.89%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (17.11%) XenApp
5 10 (13.16%) vSphere
6 7 (9.21%) Hyper-V
7 6 (7.89%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.63%) Docker
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.63%) Openswan
9 2 (2.63%) vCloud
9 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.32%) NFS
10 1 (1.32%) pfSense
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) PowerCLI
2 7 (9.21%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.89%) SCOM
3 6 (7.89%) WSUS
4 5 (6.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (6.58%) vRealize
5 3 (3.95%) AirWatch
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Ansible
6 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.63%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.63%) Puppet
6 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.63%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 51 (67.11%) VMware
2 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) Cisco
4 16 (21.05%) Citrix
5 13 (17.11%) HP
6 10 (13.16%) IBM
7 8 (10.53%) Oracle
8 7 (9.21%) EMC
8 7 (9.21%) Symantec
9 6 (7.89%) Apple
9 6 (7.89%) MobileIron
10 5 (6.58%) Dell
10 5 (6.58%) F5
10 5 (6.58%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.58%) Veeam
11 4 (5.26%) Canon
11 4 (5.26%) Polycom
11 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.95%) Lumension
13 2 (2.63%) Nimsoft