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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 50 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.04% 4.01% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.12% 16.87% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 16
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -26.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £125 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.14 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.19
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -10.08%
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
276 243 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.29% 23.75% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 97 77
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £17.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 42 £275 +57.14% 10
High Wycombe -4 2 - - 1
Iver - - - - 1
Marlow - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
3 42 (50.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (49.40%) MS Exchange
5 40 (48.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (46.99%) MCSE
6 39 (46.99%) ITIL
6 39 (46.99%) VMware
7 38 (45.78%) Citrix
8 34 (40.96%) Security Cleared
9 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
10 30 (36.14%) MS Excel
11 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (33.73%) SC Cleared
13 27 (32.53%) Exchange Server 2003
14 23 (27.71%) Backup Exec
15 22 (26.51%) MCP
16 20 (24.10%) SLA
16 20 (24.10%) Service Management
17 19 (22.89%) SAN
17 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (21.69%) Windows 7
18 18 (21.69%) UNIX
19 17 (20.48%) Change Management
20 16 (19.28%) SQL
20 16 (19.28%) DV Cleared
21 15 (18.07%) IIS
21 15 (18.07%) Windows 2000
22 14 (16.87%) VMware ESX
22 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 41 (49.40%) MS Exchange
2 27 (32.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (18.07%) IIS
4 10 (12.05%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (10.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.20%) Moodle
9 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 30 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) SAN
2 13 (15.66%) LAN
2 13 (15.66%) NAS
3 10 (12.05%) WAN
4 9 (10.84%) Firewall
5 5 (6.02%) DNS
5 5 (6.02%) DHCP
5 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.02%) Broadband
6 4 (4.82%) BIG-IP
6 4 (4.82%) MPLS
6 4 (4.82%) DSL
7 3 (3.61%) VoIP
7 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.41%) VPN
8 2 (2.41%) IPsec
9 1 (1.20%) VLAN
9 1 (1.20%) Network Security
9 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Support Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (13.25%) Administrator
4 11 (13.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Service Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.82%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.61%) Wintel Administrator
10 3 (3.61%) Server Support
11 2 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Clustering
3 7 (8.43%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.02%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.82%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (48.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (21.69%) Windows 7
3 18 (21.69%) UNIX
4 15 (18.07%) Windows 2000
5 12 (14.46%) Windows NT
5 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
6 11 (13.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (12.05%) Windows Vista
7 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.43%) Linux
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) ITIL
2 20 (24.10%) Service Management
3 17 (20.48%) Change Management
4 12 (14.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
6 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.82%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.82%) Validation
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.61%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.61%) Operations Management
9 2 (2.41%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.41%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) ITSM
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.82%) VBScript
4 2 (2.41%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (50.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (46.99%) MCSE
3 34 (40.96%) Security Cleared
4 28 (33.73%) SC Cleared
5 22 (26.51%) MCP
6 16 (19.28%) DV Cleared
7 12 (14.46%) Degree
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.02%) CCNA
9 4 (4.82%) MCSA
10 2 (2.41%) CCNP
10 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.20%) MCDST
11 1 (1.20%) MCTS
11 1 (1.20%) MCITP
11 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.20%) ISEB
11 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
3 14 (16.87%) VMware ESX
4 10 (12.05%) Terminal Services
4 10 (12.05%) ISA Server
4 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (7.23%) XenApp
5 6 (7.23%) vSphere
6 5 (6.02%) Firmware
7 4 (4.82%) Xen
7 4 (4.82%) NLBS
7 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.61%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (3.61%) UAG
9 2 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.20%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) Backup Exec
2 11 (13.25%) OVSD
3 10 (12.05%) BladeLogic
4 9 (10.84%) SCOM
5 7 (8.43%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (6.02%) WSUS
8 3 (3.61%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (3.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (2.41%) ARCserve
10 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.20%) SCCM
10 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
10 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (57.83%) Microsoft
2 39 (46.99%) VMware
3 38 (45.78%) Citrix
4 12 (14.46%) Intel
5 11 (13.25%) Cisco
6 7 (8.43%) McAfee
6 7 (8.43%) Sophos
6 7 (8.43%) Lumension
7 5 (6.02%) NetApp
7 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.82%) Websense
8 4 (4.82%) Remedy
8 4 (4.82%) Veeam
9 3 (3.61%) Symantec
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle
10 2 (2.41%) HP
10 2 (2.41%) EMC
11 1 (1.20%) Juniper
11 1 (1.20%) Epicor
11 1 (1.20%) Kaseya
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