The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 June 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 / Slough
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 26 22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough - 0.63% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.78% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year - +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -22.09% +14.66%  

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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 31 36 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 23.13% 22.50% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 72
Median daily rate £413 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £163 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £470 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.23 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.75 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware