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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 54 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 60 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.09% 5.80% 6.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.74% 24.69% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 30
Average daily rate
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£210 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £151 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.82 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
230 243 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.84% 23.48% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 108 90
Average daily rate £325 £310 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 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 1 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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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 -28 19 £200 -33.33% 4
High Wycombe +3 6 £288 -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (60.23%) MS Exchange
3 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
5 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
5 42 (47.73%) Citrix
6 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 36 (40.91%) SC Cleared
8 35 (39.77%) ITIL
8 35 (39.77%) VMware
9 33 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (28.41%) DV Cleared
12 25 (28.41%) UNIX
12 25 (28.41%) MCSE
13 20 (22.73%) SQL
14 19 (21.59%) MCP
14 19 (21.59%) MS Excel
14 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
15 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
15 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
15 18 (20.45%) Linux
15 18 (20.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 17 (19.32%) Backup Exec
16 17 (19.32%) SAN
17 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
18 14 (15.91%) Service Management
18 14 (15.91%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 53 (60.23%) MS Exchange
2 33 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (20.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 11 (12.50%) Lync
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.41%) IIS
7 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Moodle
8 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (21.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) SAN
2 13 (14.77%) Firewall
3 12 (13.64%) NAS
4 10 (11.36%) LAN
5 9 (10.23%) WAN
6 8 (9.09%) iSCSI
7 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.82%) MPLS
8 6 (6.82%) Internet
8 6 (6.82%) SMTP
9 5 (5.68%) ICMP
10 4 (4.55%) DNS
10 4 (4.55%) DSL
10 4 (4.55%) BIG-IP
10 4 (4.55%) Network Security
11 3 (3.41%) DHCP
11 3 (3.41%) Broadband
12 2 (2.27%) VoIP
12 2 (2.27%) VLAN
13 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Analyst
2 15 (17.05%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Service Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Support
8 4 (4.55%) Exchange Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) WAMP
1 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.23%) CESG
3 6 (6.82%) Cryptography
3 6 (6.82%) PKI
4 5 (5.68%) Clustering
5 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.55%) EqualLogic
5 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (28.41%) UNIX
4 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
5 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
5 18 (20.45%) Linux
6 9 (10.23%) Windows 2000
7 6 (6.82%) Windows NT
8 5 (5.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.27%) AIX
11 2 (2.27%) Solaris
12 1 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Service Management
2 14 (15.91%) Migration
3 13 (14.77%) Change Management
4 10 (11.36%) CRM
5 8 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (4.55%) ITSM
9 3 (3.41%) Release Management
9 3 (3.41%) Load Testing
9 3 (3.41%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.41%) Test Strategy
9 3 (3.41%) Workflow
10 1 (1.14%) Performance Management
10 1 (1.14%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.14%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.14%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.09%) VBScript
4 5 (5.68%) VB
5 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (51.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (28.41%) DV Cleared
4 25 (28.41%) MCSE
5 19 (21.59%) MCP
6 7 (7.95%) Degree
6 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.68%) MCSA
7 5 (5.68%) CCNA
8 3 (3.41%) MCITP
8 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.41%) ISEB
9 2 (2.27%) MCDST
9 2 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.95%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (6.82%) XenApp
6 4 (4.55%) NLBS
6 4 (4.55%) Xen
7 3 (3.41%) UAG
7 3 (3.41%) vSphere
8 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.27%) NFS
8 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.27%) XenServer
9 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) Backup Exec
2 8 (9.09%) OVSD
3 7 (7.95%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (6.82%) SCOM
5 5 (5.68%) WSUS
5 5 (5.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.41%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (3.41%) SCCM
6 3 (3.41%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.41%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.27%) ARCserve
7 2 (2.27%) Hyperic
8 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
1 42 (47.73%) Citrix
2 35 (39.77%) VMware
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco
3 13 (14.77%) Lumension
4 9 (10.23%) HP
5 8 (9.09%) McAfee
6 7 (7.95%) Sophos
6 7 (7.95%) Intel
7 6 (6.82%) Remedy
7 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.68%) Symantec
8 5 (5.68%) NetApp
8 5 (5.68%) StorageTek
8 5 (5.68%) Sun
9 4 (4.55%) Veeam
10 2 (2.27%) Dell
10 2 (2.27%) Oracle
10 2 (2.27%) Kaseya
11 1 (1.14%) Wyse
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