Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 104 90
Rank change year-on-year +57 -14 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 72 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.16% 1.43% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.44% 6.63% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 14
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +23.08% -9.72%
10th Percentile £210 £300 £200
90th Percentile £500 £500 £481
South East median daily rate £385 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +6.94% +10.77% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.50 - £11.00
10th Percentile £23.20 - £10.50
90th Percentile £33.68 - £11.50
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £19.33 £26.00
% change year-on-year -16.71% -25.65% +46.48%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 438 513 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.30% 21.51% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 162 177
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% +4.00%
10th Percentile £185 £140 £200
90th Percentile £494 £500 £515
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -2.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.88 £11.80
90th Percentile £23.85 £60.00 £50.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +47 68 £380 -5.00% 2
Marlow - 1 £190 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (69.44%) Security Cleared
3 46 (63.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 42 (58.33%) ITIL
5 42 (58.33%) Windows Server
6 34 (47.22%) SC Cleared
7 33 (45.83%) VMware
8 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (38.89%) DV Cleared
10 26 (36.11%) ITIL V3
10 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (34.72%) Citrix
12 24 (33.33%) Service Management
13 23 (31.94%) SQL
14 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
15 20 (27.78%) Change Management
15 20 (27.78%) ITSM
15 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (25.00%) MS Exchange
17 17 (23.61%) Linux
18 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (22.22%) HP
18 16 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (20.83%) NetApp
19 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
20 14 (19.44%) SCCM
20 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
21 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
3 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (13.89%) IIS
5 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.39%) CMS
8 1 (1.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Office 365
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.94%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (6.94%) IaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) SAN
2 5 (6.94%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) LAN
2 5 (6.94%) WAN
3 4 (5.56%) DHCP
3 4 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (4.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) Broadband
5 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.78%) NAS
5 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.78%) Skype
5 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (2.78%) Advertising
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) Applications Support
5 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Applications Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) CRM Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) ADSI
3 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (63.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (23.61%) Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Unix
7 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (58.33%) ITIL
2 26 (36.11%) ITIL V3
3 24 (33.33%) Service Management
4 20 (27.78%) Change Management
4 20 (27.78%) ITSM
5 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (16.67%) CRM
7 8 (11.11%) Critical Thinking
7 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.72%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (8.33%) Patch Management
10 5 (6.94%) Application Packaging
10 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (6.94%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.78%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.94%) C#
3 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (69.44%) Security Cleared
2 34 (47.22%) SC Cleared
3 28 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (15.28%) MCSE
7 9 (12.50%) MCITP
8 7 (9.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (9.72%) MCDBA
9 6 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (6.94%) MCP
10 5 (6.94%) MCSA
11 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (4.17%) CCNA
12 3 (4.17%) CCNP
12 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.17%) Degree
13 2 (2.78%) CCA
14 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (1.39%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.06%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (15.28%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (4.17%) UAG
7 2 (2.78%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.78%) vSphere
7 2 (2.78%) XenApp
7 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) SCCM
2 10 (13.89%) OVSD
3 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 5 (6.94%) SCVMM
4 4 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.17%) WSUS
6 2 (2.78%) Control-M
6 2 (2.78%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.39%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) VMware
2 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (34.72%) Citrix
4 16 (22.22%) HP
5 15 (20.83%) NetApp
6 12 (16.67%) McAfee
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco
7 6 (8.33%) F5
7 6 (8.33%) webMethods
8 3 (4.17%) Forcepoint
8 3 (4.17%) Remedy
9 2 (2.78%) CA
9 2 (2.78%) Computacenter
9 2 (2.78%) Intel
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 1 (1.39%) Kofax
10 1 (1.39%) Meridio
10 1 (1.39%) OpenText