The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.92% 4.92% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.15% 25.63% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 20
Average daily rate £300 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.55 £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
279 160 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.25% 19.18% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 121
Average daily rate £281 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 51
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £27.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South East

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 44 £325 - 5
Marlow - 2 - - 2
Aylesbury +1 1 - - 1
High Wycombe -3 1 £238 +18.75% 1
Iver - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (59.41%) MS Exchange
3 59 (58.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (47.52%) Microsoft
5 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
6 43 (42.57%) VMware
7 42 (41.58%) Security Cleared
8 38 (37.62%) Windows 7
9 36 (35.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (35.64%) Windows XP
10 35 (34.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (33.66%) Citrix
12 32 (31.68%) ITIL
13 30 (29.70%) SC Cleared
14 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (24.75%) Migration
16 23 (22.77%) SQL
16 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (20.79%) DV Cleared
18 20 (19.80%) MCSE
19 19 (18.81%) Linux
19 19 (18.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 18 (17.82%) UNIX
20 18 (17.82%) Hyper-V
21 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
21 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
21 17 (16.83%) Firewall
22 15 (14.85%) MCP
23 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
23 13 (12.87%) HP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (59.41%) MS Exchange
2 36 (35.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (34.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (18.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
6 11 (10.89%) Lync
7 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.98%) IIS
11 1 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) Firewall
2 11 (10.89%) DHCP
3 10 (9.90%) DNS
3 10 (9.90%) SAN
4 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.93%) WAN
5 7 (6.93%) SMTP
5 7 (6.93%) LAN
5 7 (6.93%) Internet
5 7 (6.93%) NAS
6 6 (5.94%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.95%) ICMP
8 4 (3.96%) Network Security
9 3 (2.97%) VPN
9 3 (2.97%) VLAN
10 2 (1.98%) MPLS
10 2 (1.98%) BGP
11 1 (0.99%) HTTP
11 1 (0.99%) RIP
11 1 (0.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Moq
1 1 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) French Language
2 6 (5.94%) German Language
2 6 (5.94%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.96%) Italian Language
4 3 (2.97%) Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Analyst
2 11 (10.89%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (10.89%) Consultant
3 10 (9.90%) Support Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.92%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.93%) Service Manager
5 7 (6.93%) Service Desk Manager
6 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.96%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (3.96%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Blackberry Support
7 4 (3.96%) Exchange Specialist
7 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) .NET
1 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.99%) Middleware
1 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (0.99%) StructureMap
1 1 (0.99%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.91%) CESG
3 6 (5.94%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.95%) PKI
5 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.97%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.97%) Clustering
7 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.99%) EPoS
8 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.99%) Handset
8 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (58.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (37.62%) Windows 7
4 36 (35.64%) Windows XP
5 19 (18.81%) Linux
6 18 (17.82%) UNIX
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Vista
8 6 (5.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.94%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.98%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.98%) AIX
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) ITIL
2 25 (24.75%) Migration
3 11 (10.89%) CRM
3 11 (10.89%) Change Management
4 8 (7.92%) ITIL V3
4 8 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (7.92%) Service Management
4 8 (7.92%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.93%) Email Migration
6 6 (5.94%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (3.96%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.96%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.97%) Workflow
8 3 (2.97%) Investment Management
8 3 (2.97%) Release Management
9 2 (1.98%) Test Strategy
9 2 (1.98%) Load Testing
9 2 (1.98%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.98%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) SQL
2 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.93%) VBScript
4 6 (5.94%) VB
5 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.98%) VBA
6 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) Security Cleared
2 30 (29.70%) SC Cleared
3 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (20.79%) DV Cleared
5 20 (19.80%) MCSE
6 15 (14.85%) MCP
7 5 (4.95%) MCSA
7 5 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.97%) CCNA
8 3 (2.97%) VCDX
8 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.97%) MCITP
8 3 (2.97%) Degree
9 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.98%) ISEB
10 1 (0.99%) MCDST
10 1 (0.99%) MCTS
10 1 (0.99%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.87%) SLA
2 6 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (17.82%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.97%) XenApp
6 3 (2.97%) UAG
7 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.99%) NFS
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.99%) Snort
8 1 (0.99%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Backup Exec
2 8 (7.92%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (5.94%) SCCM
4 4 (3.96%) OVSD
5 3 (2.97%) WSUS
5 3 (2.97%) SCOM
5 3 (2.97%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.98%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.99%) OpenView
7 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.99%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.99%) Plesk
7 1 (0.99%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (47.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (42.57%) VMware
3 34 (33.66%) Citrix
4 13 (12.87%) HP
4 13 (12.87%) Lumension
5 10 (9.90%) Cisco
6 9 (8.91%) McAfee
7 7 (6.93%) Sophos
8 5 (4.95%) Sun
8 5 (4.95%) StorageTek
9 4 (3.96%) Symantec
9 4 (3.96%) Remedy
9 4 (3.96%) NetApp
10 3 (2.97%) Intel
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle
10 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.98%) Dell
11 2 (1.98%) Nokia
11 2 (1.98%) Apple
12 1 (0.99%) Compaq
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
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