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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.72% 4.45% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 17.74% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 22
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£170 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £333 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.32 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 - £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 - £21.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
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
256 265 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.77% 25.07% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 104 95
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £127 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.27 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -13 25 £175 - 10
High Wycombe -1 4 £155 +40.90%
Marlow - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) Citrix
3 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
4 33 (49.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (47.76%) Active Directory
5 32 (47.76%) MS Exchange
6 29 (43.28%) VMware
7 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (38.81%) MCSE
8 26 (38.81%) ITIL
9 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
10 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
11 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
12 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (28.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (25.37%) UNIX
14 17 (25.37%) SAN
14 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (20.90%) Backup Exec
15 14 (20.90%) Windows 2000
15 14 (20.90%) SQL
15 14 (20.90%) SLA
16 13 (19.40%) MCP
16 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
17 12 (17.91%) NAS
17 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
18 11 (16.42%) Degree
18 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (16.42%) IIS
18 11 (16.42%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 32 (47.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (28.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (16.42%) IIS
4 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) Moodle
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) SAN
2 12 (17.91%) NAS
3 8 (11.94%) LAN
4 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.96%) Firewall
6 4 (5.97%) MPLS
6 4 (5.97%) DSL
6 4 (5.97%) BIG-IP
6 4 (5.97%) Broadband
7 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.99%) VPN
8 2 (2.99%) DNS
8 2 (2.99%) DHCP
8 2 (2.99%) IPsec
8 2 (2.99%) Network Security
9 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Support Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (13.43%) Service Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Server Support
9 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.99%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Clustering
3 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.97%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (49.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (25.37%) UNIX
4 14 (20.90%) Windows 2000
5 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.42%) Windows NT
7 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
8 9 (13.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (8.96%) Windows Vista
9 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.99%) Linux
11 1 (1.49%) CentOS
11 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) ITIL
2 11 (16.42%) Service Management
2 11 (16.42%) Change Management
2 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
4 2 (2.99%) ITSM
4 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
4 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.49%) Load Testing
5 1 (1.49%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.49%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.49%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.49%) Build Automation
5 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.49%) Email Migration
5 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) VBScript
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (38.81%) MCSE
3 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
5 13 (19.40%) MCP
6 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
7 11 (16.42%) Degree
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.48%) MCSA
9 3 (4.48%) CCNA
10 2 (2.99%) MCDST
10 2 (2.99%) MCTS
10 2 (2.99%) MCITP
11 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.49%) ISEB
11 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (47.76%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
4 9 (13.43%) Terminal Services
4 9 (13.43%) ISA Server
4 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (10.45%) XenApp
6 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.96%) vSphere
7 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.97%) Xen
7 4 (5.97%) NLBS
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.99%) NFS
9 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) Backup Exec
2 10 (14.93%) OVSD
3 9 (13.43%) BladeLogic
4 8 (11.94%) SCOM
5 5 (7.46%) WSUS
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (4.48%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.99%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.49%) OpenView
8 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.49%) SCCM
8 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (55.22%) Citrix
2 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.28%) VMware
4 11 (16.42%) Cisco
4 11 (16.42%) Intel
5 6 (8.96%) NetApp
6 5 (7.46%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.97%) Veeam
7 4 (5.97%) HP
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
8 3 (4.48%) Remedy
9 2 (2.99%) Kaseya
9 2 (2.99%) Oracle
9 2 (2.99%) EMC
10 1 (1.49%) Juniper
10 1 (1.49%) Epicor
10 1 (1.49%) Dell
10 1 (1.49%) IronPort
10 1 (1.49%) Sophos
10 1 (1.49%) Websense
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