Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 111 90
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 42 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.20% 1.13% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% 4.50% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 14
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £414 £488 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.08% +42.34% -2.14%
10th Percentile £248 £175 £216
90th Percentile £503 £543 £496
South East median daily rate £399 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +13.86% +4.09% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.50 - £11.00
10th Percentile £23.05 - £10.50
90th Percentile £24.75 - £11.90
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.57 £21.75
% change year-on-year -5.76% -14.62% +12.99%

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 408 555 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.38% 25.11% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 182 182
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £158 £214
90th Percentile £501 £573 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 34
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.63 £10.83
90th Percentile £24.75 £77.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% +5.88%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +20 36 £415 -17.00% 3
Marlow - 2 £183 -
High Wycombe -3 1 £175 +75.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (73.81%) Active Directory
3 30 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (64.29%) Citrix
5 26 (61.90%) ITIL
6 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
7 24 (57.14%) ITIL V3
8 23 (54.76%) VMware
9 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
11 19 (45.24%) Linux
12 18 (42.86%) Change Management
13 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (38.10%) Windows 7
14 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
15 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (33.33%) SQL
15 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
16 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
16 13 (30.95%) NetApp
17 12 (28.57%) Service Management
17 12 (28.57%) Cisco
17 12 (28.57%) DV Cleared
17 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (26.19%) McAfee
19 10 (23.81%) ITSM
19 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
19 10 (23.81%) MCSE
19 10 (23.81%) VMware Workstation
19 10 (23.81%) Virtual Environments

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 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
2 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.29%) IIS
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
2 7 (16.67%) VPN
3 5 (11.90%) LAN
3 5 (11.90%) WAN
4 4 (9.52%) Internet
5 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.14%) Skype
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (11.90%) Support Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (45.24%) Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (16.67%) Unix
7 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) ITIL
2 24 (57.14%) ITIL V3
3 18 (42.86%) Change Management
4 12 (28.57%) Service Management
5 10 (23.81%) ITSM
5 10 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
6 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
7 7 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (14.29%) Availability Management
9 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (9.52%) Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (7.14%) TOGAF
12 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
12 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
12 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
12 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
12 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 10 (23.81%) MCSE
6 9 (21.43%) MCITP
7 7 (16.67%) MCDBA
8 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (14.29%) MCSA
9 5 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (9.52%) MCP
11 2 (4.76%) CCA
12 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (73.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.81%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (14.29%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) NFS
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) Docker
7 1 (2.38%) vCloud
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.76%) Control-M
3 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.76%) OVSD
3 2 (4.76%) SCSM
3 2 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Citrix
2 23 (54.76%) VMware
3 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (30.95%) NetApp
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco
6 11 (26.19%) McAfee
7 9 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (14.29%) F5
9 5 (11.90%) Symantec
10 2 (4.76%) arcserve
10 2 (4.76%) CA
10 2 (4.76%) Oracle
10 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
10 2 (4.76%) Veeam
11 1 (2.38%) Meraki
11 1 (2.38%) PlateSpin
11 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard