Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 72 93
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 43 52 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.07% 2.67% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.00% 9.79% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 11
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +16.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £296 £291 £210
90th Percentile £502 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £11.50
South East median hourly rate £15.75 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.88% +6.25% +8.11%

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 478 531 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.00% 27.26% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 222 170
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £386 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £158 £263 £213
90th Percentile £505 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 28
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +15.20% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £43.00 £77.50 £38.90
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +17.57%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -17 38 £388 +10.71% 6
Marlow -3 1 £175 -41.67% 1
High Wycombe - 1 £175 - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (67.44%) ITIL
3 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
4 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (60.47%) VMware
5 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
6 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
7 21 (48.84%) ITIL V3
8 20 (46.51%) SC Cleared
9 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (41.86%) Change Management
11 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
11 17 (39.53%) Citrix
12 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (34.88%) MCSE
13 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
14 14 (32.56%) Linux
14 14 (32.56%) Cisco
14 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
14 14 (32.56%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
16 12 (27.91%) NetApp
16 12 (27.91%) Service Management
16 12 (27.91%) Virtual Environments
16 12 (27.91%) Office 365
17 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (25.58%) HP
17 11 (25.58%) SLA

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 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.95%) IIS
4 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) LAN
2 7 (16.28%) WAN
3 6 (13.95%) iSCSI
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 4 (9.30%) DHCP
5 4 (9.30%) DNS
5 4 (9.30%) Internet
5 4 (9.30%) Skype
6 2 (4.65%) NAS
6 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.65%) SAN
7 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (4.65%) Advertising
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Architect
3 6 (13.95%) Storage Specialist
3 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Communications Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (32.56%) Linux
4 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.95%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.65%) Unix
9 1 (2.33%) Android
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) ITIL
2 21 (48.84%) ITIL V3
3 18 (41.86%) Change Management
4 14 (32.56%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (27.91%) Service Management
5 12 (27.91%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (20.93%) ITSM
7 7 (16.28%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (13.95%) Capacity Management
8 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
9 5 (11.63%) Migration
10 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
10 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (6.98%) Project Governance
11 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
2 20 (46.51%) SC Cleared
3 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (34.88%) DV Cleared
4 15 (34.88%) MCSE
5 8 (18.60%) MCSA
6 7 (16.28%) MCP
6 7 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (9.30%) CCNA
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.98%) CCNP
8 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.65%) CCA
9 2 (4.65%) MCITP
9 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.33%) CCSP
10 1 (2.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) SLA
2 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) NFS
4 6 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (13.95%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (13.95%) XenApp
5 3 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.98%) UAG
6 1 (2.33%) vCloud
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) Backup Exec
3 7 (16.28%) OVSD
4 6 (13.95%) SCSM
5 3 (6.98%) SCOM
6 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) VMware
2 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 17 (39.53%) Citrix
4 14 (32.56%) Cisco
5 12 (27.91%) NetApp
6 11 (25.58%) HP
7 9 (20.93%) McAfee
7 9 (20.93%) Symantec
8 6 (13.95%) arcserve
8 6 (13.95%) Veeam
9 5 (11.63%) Forcepoint
10 4 (9.30%) Remedy
11 2 (4.65%) Computacenter
11 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
12 1 (2.33%) Apple
12 1 (2.33%) F5
12 1 (2.33%) Meraki
12 1 (2.33%) PlateSpin
12 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard