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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 55 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.44% 3.19% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.99% 13.87% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 7
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£215 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £327 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
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
262 238 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.16% 23.02% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 99 41
Average daily rate £275 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £394 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 November 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 November 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 +7 45 £275 +1.85% 4
High Wycombe -5 1 £150 -45.45% 5
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 45 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (50.00%) MCSE
3 42 (50.00%) ITIL
4 40 (47.62%) MS Exchange
4 40 (47.62%) VMware
5 36 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 36 (42.86%) Citrix
5 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
8 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (34.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (32.14%) Backup Exec
11 25 (29.76%) MCP
12 23 (27.38%) SLA
13 22 (26.19%) Service Management
14 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
15 20 (23.81%) Change Management
16 19 (22.62%) UNIX
17 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (20.24%) IIS
18 17 (20.24%) SAN
19 16 (19.05%) Windows 2000
20 15 (17.86%) SQL
20 15 (17.86%) VMware ESX
21 14 (16.67%) Clustering
21 14 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 29 (34.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (20.24%) IIS
4 12 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.19%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
1 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) SAN
2 12 (14.29%) NAS
2 12 (14.29%) LAN
3 9 (10.71%) WAN
4 7 (8.33%) DHCP
4 7 (8.33%) DNS
5 5 (5.95%) Firewall
5 5 (5.95%) VoIP
5 5 (5.95%) Broadband
6 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.38%) VPN
7 2 (2.38%) IPsec
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.19%) Wireless
8 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 17 (20.24%) 1st Line Support
4 14 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 11 (13.10%) Administrator
7 10 (11.90%) Windows Administrator
8 9 (10.71%) Team Leader
9 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (3.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.57%) Wintel Administrator
12 2 (2.38%) Service Desk Engineer
12 2 (2.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.19%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.67%) Clustering
3 6 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (22.62%) UNIX
5 16 (19.05%) Windows 2000
6 14 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (15.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (15.48%) Windows NT
8 12 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 10 (11.90%) Linux
10 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.38%) CentOS
12 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) ITIL
2 22 (26.19%) Service Management
3 20 (23.81%) Change Management
4 14 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.90%) Migration
6 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.95%) Validation
7 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) Operations Management
8 4 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.57%) Line Management
10 2 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.38%) Test Strategy
10 2 (2.38%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.38%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (50.00%) MCSE
3 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 25 (29.76%) MCP
6 14 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 12 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (4.76%) CCNA
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.38%) MCSA
9 2 (2.38%) CCNP
9 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.38%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 14 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
6 12 (14.29%) ISA Server
6 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (8.33%) Firmware
8 6 (7.14%) vSphere
9 5 (5.95%) XenApp
10 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (3.57%) UAG
12 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.19%) NFS
13 1 (1.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 27 (32.14%) Backup Exec
2 14 (16.67%) OVSD
3 13 (15.48%) BladeLogic
4 10 (11.90%) SCOM
4 10 (11.90%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.38%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.19%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
7 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) VMware
3 36 (42.86%) Citrix
4 12 (14.29%) Intel
5 10 (11.90%) McAfee
5 10 (11.90%) Sophos
5 10 (11.90%) Lumension
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco
7 4 (4.76%) Websense
8 3 (3.57%) Remedy
8 3 (3.57%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) Veeam
9 2 (2.38%) EMC
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle
9 2 (2.38%) NetApp
9 2 (2.38%) Mitel
10 1 (1.19%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.19%) IronPort
10 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.19%) Juniper
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