Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 19 April 2018 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 62 64
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 2.24% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 12.92% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 32
Reading median daily rate £300 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.13% +66.67% -24.50%
10th Percentile £152 £194 £143
90th Percentile £370 £450 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £350 £258
% change year-on-year -14.29% +35.92% -17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £54.08 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.64% -2.83% -
10th Percentile £13.58 £19.78 £27.95
90th Percentile £18.98 £55.65 £130.26
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £54.08 £44.08
% change year-on-year -67.64% +22.69% +167.12%

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 234 240 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.14% 17.34% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 138 324
Reading median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £167 £238
90th Percentile £571 £554 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £386 £388
% change year-on-year +3.63% -0.39% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 43
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £26.46 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.85% +22.76% +19.56%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £12.90
90th Percentile £36.20 £74.70 £55.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.92% -19.74% +5.56%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Reading over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (40.00%) VMware
8 8 (40.00%) Lumension
8 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (35.00%) SQL
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Vista
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (25.00%) DNS
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco
11 5 (25.00%) Borland
12 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (20.00%) McAfee
12 4 (20.00%) MSI
12 4 (20.00%) HP
12 4 (20.00%) Oracle
12 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 4 (20.00%) IIS
12 4 (20.00%) ITIL
12 4 (20.00%) QA

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (15.00%) Power BI
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MSI
2 3 (15.00%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Vista
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Solaris
8 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Lumension
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Borland
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) McAfee
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix