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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 64 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 10 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.65% 1.06% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 5.03% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 25
Median daily rate £425 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 280 199 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.13% 21.19% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -8 15 £475 +137.50% 4
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (81.63%) Active Directory
3 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (73.47%) SC Cleared
4 36 (73.47%) Security Cleared
5 32 (65.31%) Hyper-V
5 32 (65.31%) ITIL
5 32 (65.31%) Windows Server
6 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (59.18%) VMware
7 25 (51.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (42.86%) SQL
10 20 (40.82%) Virtual Environments
11 19 (38.78%) Citrix
11 19 (38.78%) Change Management
12 18 (36.73%) HP
13 16 (32.65%) Service Management
13 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
14 15 (30.61%) SCCM
14 15 (30.61%) MCP
14 15 (30.61%) Linux
15 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
16 13 (26.53%) Unix
16 13 (26.53%) MCSE
16 13 (26.53%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (26.53%) ITIL V3
16 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
17 12 (24.49%) 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 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (20.41%) Skype for Business
4 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (14.29%) IIS
6 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) BIG-IP
1 8 (16.33%) DHCP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
1 8 (16.33%) LAN
1 8 (16.33%) WAN
2 5 (10.20%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 1 (2.04%) ADSL
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) MPLS
4 1 (2.04%) NAS
4 1 (2.04%) SMTP
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) VLAN
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (10.20%) Deployment Specialist
3 5 (10.20%) Messaging Specialist
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Specialist
3 5 (10.20%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Packager
5 3 (6.12%) Communications Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Replication
3 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (65.31%) Windows Server
4 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (30.61%) Linux
6 13 (26.53%) Unix
7 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
8 9 (18.37%) Windows 8
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 20 (40.82%) Virtual Environments
3 19 (38.78%) Change Management
4 16 (32.65%) Service Management
5 13 (26.53%) ITIL V3
6 10 (20.41%) ITSM
7 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
9 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
9 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (12.24%) Security Patching
10 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.16%) Migration
11 4 (8.16%) Software Deployment
12 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.12%) Project Management
12 3 (6.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.16%) VB
3 4 (8.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) SC Cleared
1 36 (73.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (30.61%) MCP
4 13 (26.53%) MCSE
5 11 (22.45%) DV Cleared
6 9 (18.37%) MCSA
7 6 (12.24%) CCNA
7 6 (12.24%) CCNP
7 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (8.16%) MCDBA
9 2 (4.08%) GSAE
10 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 40 (81.63%) Active Directory
2 32 (65.31%) Hyper-V
3 25 (51.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (26.53%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (12.24%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (12.24%) UAG
6 5 (10.20%) ISA Server
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) SCCM
2 6 (12.24%) BladeLogic
2 6 (12.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (12.24%) WSUS
3 5 (10.20%) OVSD
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 19 (38.78%) Citrix
3 18 (36.73%) HP
4 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.41%) Cisco
6 8 (16.33%) F5
7 7 (14.29%) Forcepoint
7 7 (14.29%) Remedy
7 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
8 4 (8.16%) NetApp
9 2 (4.08%) Computacenter
10 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.04%) EMC
10 1 (2.04%) Juniper
10 1 (2.04%) Nimble Storage