Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.44% 2.68% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.54% 12.13% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 33
Reading median daily rate £315 £223 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.57% -31.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £175 £129 £208
90th Percentile £415 £500 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £259 £334
% change year-on-year +35.40% -22.55% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Reading median hourly rate £17.48 £43.28 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.61% -22.23% +227.35%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £37.89 £17.50
% change year-on-year -53.87% +116.51% +2.94%

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 229 404 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.05% 22.11% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 252 265
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £165 £199 £206
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 51
Reading median hourly rate £13.75 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.54% -1.02% +30.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.15 £43.28 £30.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year - -32.61% +6.00%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
3 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
4 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
5 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
6 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (48.39%) DNS
6 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
7 13 (41.94%) SMTP
7 13 (41.94%) VMware
8 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (32.26%) LAN
10 9 (29.03%) DHCP
10 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
10 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (25.81%) Android
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco
12 7 (22.58%) Python
12 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
12 7 (22.58%) Skype
12 7 (22.58%) AirWatch
12 7 (22.58%) Patch Management
13 6 (19.35%) Office 365
13 6 (19.35%) Ansible
13 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
13 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
13 6 (19.35%) Linux
13 6 (19.35%) VB
13 6 (19.35%) Web Services

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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) DNS
2 13 (41.94%) SMTP
3 10 (32.26%) LAN
4 9 (29.03%) DHCP
5 7 (22.58%) Skype
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (19.35%) HTTP
7 4 (12.90%) Internet
8 3 (9.68%) SSH
9 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
10 1 (3.23%) 2G
10 1 (3.23%) 3G
10 1 (3.23%) 4G
10 1 (3.23%) Firewall
10 1 (3.23%) LTE
10 1 (3.23%) NAS
10 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (3.23%) SAN
10 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Server Support
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
2 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.68%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) iPhone
4 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (25.81%) Android
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
7 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.23%) SUSE
10 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
1 7 (22.58%) Patch Management
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) Information Management
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (19.35%) Scrum
2 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) Product Management
5 3 (9.68%) Release Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) Python
3 6 (19.35%) VB
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) AirWatch
2 6 (19.35%) Ansible
2 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
2 6 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (19.35%) WSUS
3 5 (16.13%) SCCM
4 3 (9.68%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) MobileIron
4 6 (19.35%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Veeam
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) Apple