Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 148 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 -69 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 46 21 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.12% 0.54% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.23% 3.25% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 49
Berkshire median daily rate £214 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.23% - -5.80%
10th Percentile £121 £256 £196
90th Percentile £502 £505 £395
South East median daily rate £375 £412 £344
% change year-on-year -8.87% +19.62% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +135.75% -57.86%
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £16.10 £19.33
% change year-on-year +39.13% -16.71% +1.74%

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 738 647 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.96% 16.71% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 348 362
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +3.15% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +32.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.50 £39.80
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.86% -1.41%

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 21 September 2019.

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
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 21 September 2019. 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
Bracknell - 21 £450 -
Reading -15 14 £213 -19.05% 5
Ascot - 3 - -
Maidenhead +6 2 £130 -64.14% 1
Slough -2 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (80.43%) Windows Server
3 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
6 20 (43.48%) PowerShell
6 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
7 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
8 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (26.09%) DHCP
8 12 (26.09%) DNS
8 12 (26.09%) VBScript
9 11 (23.91%) SQL
9 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
10 10 (21.74%) Oracle
10 10 (21.74%) VMware
11 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (19.57%) MCSE
12 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
12 8 (17.39%) BMC
12 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (17.39%) PKI
12 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
12 8 (17.39%) Privileged Access Management
12 8 (17.39%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (17.39%) PingFederate
12 8 (17.39%) Office 365
12 8 (17.39%) Oracle Identity Management

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 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
4 1 (2.17%) AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) DHCP
1 12 (26.09%) DNS
2 7 (15.22%) Internet
2 7 (15.22%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (13.04%) LAN
4 5 (10.87%) Firewall
4 5 (10.87%) SMTP
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) SAN
6 2 (4.35%) VoIP
6 2 (4.35%) WebEx
7 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Power BI
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) InstallShield
1 3 (6.52%) MSI
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (13.04%) Publishing
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 7 (15.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (15.22%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
3 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
5 2 (4.35%) Designer
5 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.35%) IT Support
5 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) PKI
2 5 (10.87%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) iPhone
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) iPad
6 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.17%) PDA
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Robotics
6 1 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (80.43%) Windows Server
3 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.22%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.70%) Solaris
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
2 8 (17.39%) Privileged Access Management
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.87%) Security Hardening
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
6 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.70%) Server Management
6 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) System Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 12 (26.09%) VBScript
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) VB
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (19.57%) MCSE
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) MCTS
6 2 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Firmware
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.35%) NDS
5 2 (4.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) iptables
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle Identity Management
1 8 (17.39%) PingFederate
1 8 (17.39%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (13.04%) SCCM
3 5 (10.87%) SCOM
3 5 (10.87%) SCSM
4 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.52%) ThinApp
5 2 (4.35%) Netcool
5 2 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.17%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) BMC
4 7 (15.22%) McAfee
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco
6 5 (10.87%) Novell
7 4 (8.70%) SAP
8 3 (6.52%) Citrix
9 2 (4.35%) Apple
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Anywhere
9 2 (4.35%) Avaya
9 2 (4.35%) Blue Prism
9 2 (4.35%) Bomgar
9 2 (4.35%) Google
9 2 (4.35%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) Lotus
9 2 (4.35%) Peregrine
9 2 (4.35%) Remedy
10 1 (2.17%) Lumension