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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 19 23 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.42% 2.75% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 13.64% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £394 £353 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -11.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32 44 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.70% 20.18% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 37
Median daily rate £366 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Slough

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) High Availability
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) WSUS
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) DevOps
7 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Database Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam