Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 128 143
Rank change year-on-year +51 +15 -46
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 48 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.19% 1.27% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 6.73% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 21 23
Median daily rate - £269 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.23% +1.96%
South East median daily rate £373 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -6.83% +5.26% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.69% +65.90%
South East median hourly rate - £26.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year - +64.60% -16.71%

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 186 713 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.45% 18.90% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 371 350
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £161 £135 £150
90th Percentile £610 £556 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 53 47
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +37.14% +28.44%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £82.50 £45.70
Median hourly rate £23.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +29.17% +2.86% -

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
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 28 November 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 +43 1 - -
Bracknell +10 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Zerto
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Shavlik
2 1 (50.00%) Server Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Senior VMWare Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Server Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) MOM
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Shavlik
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Zerto