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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.51% 3.01% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 12.40% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 13
Median daily rate £315 £193 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -35.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £145 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £318 £305
% change year-on-year -1.10% +4.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.65 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.23% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  

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 136 250 265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.06% 24.30% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 154 131
Median daily rate £400 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £145 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £32.50 £22.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 17 (65.38%) DNS
4 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (42.31%) SMTP
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (42.31%) VMware
7 10 (38.46%) DHCP
8 9 (34.62%) Patch Management
9 8 (30.77%) Public Cloud
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
10 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
10 7 (26.92%) HTTP
10 7 (26.92%) LAN
10 7 (26.92%) Python
11 6 (23.08%) Linux
11 6 (23.08%) Web Services
11 6 (23.08%) Scrum
11 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (23.08%) QA
11 6 (23.08%) SCCM
11 6 (23.08%) Ansible
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (19.23%) SCOM
12 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared

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 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) DNS
2 11 (42.31%) SMTP
3 10 (38.46%) DHCP
4 7 (26.92%) HTTP
4 7 (26.92%) LAN
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (15.38%) Skype
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (11.54%) SSH
8 2 (7.69%) Internet
9 1 (3.85%) 2G
9 1 (3.85%) 3G
9 1 (3.85%) 4G
9 1 (3.85%) Firewall
9 1 (3.85%) LTE
9 1 (3.85%) NAS
9 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (3.85%) SAN
9 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Cloud Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Public Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Android
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) SUSE
8 1 (3.85%) Unix
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Patch Management
2 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
6 4 (15.38%) Information Management
6 4 (15.38%) Product Management
7 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Service Management
9 1 (3.85%) Change Management
9 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
9 1 (3.85%) ITIL
9 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (26.92%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Ansible
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) SCOM
3 3 (11.54%) AirWatch
3 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (11.54%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) MobileIron
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Veeam
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