The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 54 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.37% 4.93% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.15% 22.22% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 28
Average daily rate
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£200 £190 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £125 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £353 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 - £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 - £21.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
Windows Server 2008
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
260 243 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.28% 22.19% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 104 107
Average daily rate £325 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £143 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £44.99 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 23 £220 +20.54% 7
High Wycombe +1 4 £155 +40.90% 3
Marlow - - - - 1
Bletchley - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (52.86%) MS Exchange
3 36 (51.43%) Citrix
3 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
5 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
6 30 (42.86%) VMware
6 30 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 29 (41.43%) ITIL
8 27 (38.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (34.29%) MCSE
10 23 (32.86%) SC Cleared
11 20 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
13 17 (24.29%) UNIX
14 16 (22.86%) SQL
15 15 (21.43%) SAN
15 15 (21.43%) Backup Exec
16 14 (20.00%) Cisco
16 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
17 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
17 13 (18.57%) SLA
17 13 (18.57%) MCP
18 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
19 11 (15.71%) Windows 2000
19 11 (15.71%) Service Management
19 11 (15.71%) Migration
20 10 (14.29%) Change Management
20 10 (14.29%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (52.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (12.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.00%) IIS
6 5 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (4.29%) Lync
7 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.43%) Moodle
9 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) SAN
2 10 (14.29%) LAN
3 9 (12.86%) WAN
4 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.43%) NAS
5 7 (10.00%) Firewall
6 5 (7.14%) MPLS
7 4 (5.71%) DSL
7 4 (5.71%) BIG-IP
7 4 (5.71%) Network Security
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.29%) Broadband
8 3 (4.29%) DNS
8 3 (4.29%) DHCP
8 3 (4.29%) VoIP
9 2 (2.86%) IPsec
9 2 (2.86%) VPN
9 2 (2.86%) VLAN
10 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Service Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (12.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Server Support
9 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) WAMP
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (10.00%) Clustering
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.71%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (24.29%) UNIX
4 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 11 (15.71%) Windows 2000
7 8 (11.43%) Windows NT
8 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.57%) Linux
9 6 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
10 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.43%) CentOS
11 1 (1.43%) AIX
11 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Service Management
2 11 (15.71%) Migration
3 10 (14.29%) Change Management
4 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 3 (4.29%) Load Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) CRM
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.43%) Release Management
8 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.43%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) VBScript
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 27 (38.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (34.29%) MCSE
4 23 (32.86%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 13 (18.57%) MCP
7 7 (10.00%) Degree
8 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.71%) CCNA
9 4 (5.71%) MCSA
10 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (4.29%) MCITP
10 3 (4.29%) ISEB
11 2 (2.86%) MCDST
11 2 (2.86%) MCTS
12 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (8.57%) XenApp
5 6 (8.57%) vSphere
6 5 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 5 (7.14%) ISA Server
7 4 (5.71%) NLBS
7 4 (5.71%) Xen
8 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.86%) NFS
10 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) Backup Exec
2 8 (11.43%) OVSD
3 7 (10.00%) SCOM
4 6 (8.57%) BladeLogic
5 5 (7.14%) WSUS
5 5 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (4.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (4.29%) SCCM
6 3 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.86%) ARCserve
7 2 (2.86%) Hyperic
8 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.43%) OpenView
8 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Citrix
2 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
3 30 (42.86%) VMware
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco
5 7 (10.00%) Intel
6 6 (8.57%) HP
6 6 (8.57%) NetApp
7 5 (7.14%) Veeam
7 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.14%) Symantec
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
8 3 (4.29%) Sophos
9 2 (2.86%) McAfee
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) EMC
9 2 (2.86%) Lumension
9 2 (2.86%) Kaseya
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle
10 1 (1.43%) Epicor
10 1 (1.43%) Juniper
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