Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 159 142
Rank change year-on-year +56 -17 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 18 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.44% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% 2.64% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 8
Median daily rate £406 £130 £247
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -47.37% -29.43%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £145
90th Percentile £462 £419 £393
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +111.11% -14.29% -30.00%

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 329 681 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.03% 16.57% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 352 398
Median daily rate £450 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +2.81% +5.96%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £174
90th Percentile £612 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 52 49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -24.34% +19.70%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £47.88 £47.67 £42.75
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +15.70%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Berkshire.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +21 7 £350 +185.71% 1
Slough - 3 £450 -
Bracknell +36 2 £463 -
Maidenhead +15 2 £120 -7.69%
Wokingham - 1 £225 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Azure
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) ITSM
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Acrobat
7 3 (20.00%) Remedy
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (20.00%) Adobe
7 3 (20.00%) Peregrine
7 3 (20.00%) HP

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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (20.00%) Acrobat
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (20.00%) WebEx
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) PDA
2 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.67%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Kibana
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) Netcool
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (6.67%) PingFederate
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (6.67%) vMotion
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe
2 3 (20.00%) Bomgar
2 3 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Peregrine
2 3 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Prism
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Embarcadero
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Pegasus
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam