Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 86 58
Rank change year-on-year -17 -28 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 29 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.47% 1.66% 3.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 7.57% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 37
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £397 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.15% -9.72% +73.49%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £232
90th Percentile £500 £481 £422
South East median daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.41% +11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £11.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.64% +0.70%
South East median hourly rate £19.66 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -24.38% +48.57% -

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 513 383 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.61% 21.97% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 173 209
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £360 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +3.33% +16.73%
10th Percentile £140 £200 £245
90th Percentile £500 £513 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 49
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.80 £9.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.50 £31.75
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.75
% change year-on-year +4.16% -9.01% +20.10%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -18 27 £400 +48.15% 3
High Wycombe -10 1 £100 -75.99% 4
Amersham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (88.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
5 21 (60.00%) ITIL
6 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
7 19 (54.29%) VMware
8 17 (48.57%) Hyper-V
8 17 (48.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (45.71%) MCSE
9 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (42.86%) Linux
11 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
12 13 (37.14%) SQL
12 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
12 13 (37.14%) Virtual Environments
12 13 (37.14%) Office 365
13 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
14 11 (31.43%) ITIL V3
14 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (28.57%) SCCM
15 10 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (28.57%) Change Management
15 10 (28.57%) Symantec
15 10 (28.57%) Citrix
15 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (28.57%) HP
15 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange

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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.86%) Skype for Business
3 7 (20.00%) IIS
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Skype
2 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) ADSL
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) VLAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (34.29%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Wintel Architect
4 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 5 (14.29%) Support Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Communications Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Service Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) PKI
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.86%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (88.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (62.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (42.86%) Linux
6 7 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (8.57%) Android
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.86%) CentOS
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Solaris
9 1 (2.86%) SUSE
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 13 (37.14%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (31.43%) ITIL V3
4 10 (28.57%) Change Management
5 9 (25.71%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
6 7 (20.00%) ITSM
6 7 (20.00%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) CRM
7 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) Presales
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) Service Design
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (8.57%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (8.57%) Project Management
10 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
11 2 (5.71%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (45.71%) MCSE
5 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (25.71%) MCP
7 7 (20.00%) MCSA
8 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.71%) GSAE
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (48.57%) Hyper-V
3 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) Docker
6 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (5.71%) OpenView
4 2 (5.71%) OVSD
5 1 (2.86%) Ansible
5 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.86%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.86%) vRealize
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (28.57%) Citrix
3 10 (28.57%) HP
3 10 (28.57%) Symantec
4 7 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (8.57%) Apple
6 3 (8.57%) F5
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) CA
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Lotus
7 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.86%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) Sun