Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 74 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.85% 1.71% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.85% 9.84% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 26
Reading median daily rate £345 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £289 £175 £184
90th Percentile £525 £505 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £49.47 £41.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +20.43% +134.71%
10th Percentile £23.70 £20.27 £19.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £142.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +69.81% +60.61%

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 260 244 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.92% 17.39% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 128 299
Reading median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +18.52%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £235
90th Percentile £550 £558 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 59
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £26.46 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.85% -14.39% +81.76%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.10 £16.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.57
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.20 £17.06 £29.45
% change year-on-year -22.63% -42.07% +73.24%

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 24 January 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

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Reading over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
4 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
6 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 9 (39.13%) IIS
7 9 (39.13%) DNS
8 8 (34.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
8 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
9 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (30.43%) Lumension
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (26.09%) SQL
11 5 (21.74%) Linux
11 5 (21.74%) XML
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (21.74%) Borland
11 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (17.39%) Server Building
12 4 (17.39%) Network Security
12 4 (17.39%) Firewall

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 9 (39.13%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
4 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.35%) FTP
6 1 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) Junos
6 1 (4.35%) OpenVPN
6 1 (4.35%) Quagga
6 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MSI
1 3 (13.04%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Build Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
4 2 (8.70%) C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Build Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Derivative
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Debian
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.70%) SUSE
7 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Server Building
3 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
3 3 (13.04%) Software Distribution
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Disruptive Innovation
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Microservices
4 2 (8.70%) Post-Production
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C-shell
4 1 (4.35%) Korn
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
3 3 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (13.04%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.35%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Lumension
4 5 (21.74%) Borland
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.70%) WSO2
8 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (4.35%) Apple
8 1 (4.35%) Arista
8 1 (4.35%) Juniper
8 1 (4.35%) Vyatta