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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 70 49
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.09% 1.03% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.39% 4.78% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £247 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +7.20% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 281 230 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.15% 21.64% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 101 87
Median daily rate £363 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% -8.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +20 29 £350 -12.50% 5
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (77.36%) Active Directory
4 39 (73.58%) Windows Server
5 36 (67.92%) Security Cleared
5 36 (67.92%) SC Cleared
6 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
7 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (47.17%) VMware
9 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (39.62%) ITIL
11 18 (33.96%) SCCM
12 16 (30.19%) HP
13 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (28.30%) Virtual Environments
14 14 (26.42%) Change Management
14 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
14 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
15 13 (24.53%) DNS
15 13 (24.53%) DHCP
16 12 (22.64%) Unified Communications
17 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
17 11 (20.75%) LAN
17 11 (20.75%) WAN
17 11 (20.75%) Cisco
17 11 (20.75%) SQL
18 10 (18.87%) Service Management
18 10 (18.87%) WSUS
19 9 (16.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010

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 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (13.21%) IIS
3 7 (13.21%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) DHCP
1 13 (24.53%) DNS
2 12 (22.64%) Unified Communications
3 11 (20.75%) LAN
3 11 (20.75%) WAN
4 7 (13.21%) Firewall
5 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (7.55%) Skype
5 4 (7.55%) SMTP
6 2 (3.77%) NAS
6 2 (3.77%) SAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.89%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) SSL
7 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.89%) Banking
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Wintel Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Deployment Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Packager
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) VMWare Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) Wintel Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
1 7 (13.21%) Replication
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (73.58%) Windows Server
4 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.09%) Windows 8
7 7 (13.21%) Windows Vista
8 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
9 5 (9.43%) Linux
10 4 (7.55%) Android
11 3 (5.66%) Unix
11 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) ITIL
2 15 (28.30%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (26.42%) Change Management
4 10 (18.87%) Service Management
5 8 (15.09%) Migration
5 8 (15.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
7 6 (11.32%) ITSM
7 6 (11.32%) Patch Management
7 6 (11.32%) Security Patching
7 6 (11.32%) Server Building
8 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.55%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (7.55%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (7.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.55%) Software Deployment
9 4 (7.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.75%) SQL
3 8 (15.09%) VB
4 4 (7.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (67.92%) SC Cleared
1 36 (67.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (16.98%) MCSA
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (13.21%) MCP
5 6 (11.32%) CCNA
5 6 (11.32%) CCNP
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) MCSE
7 4 (7.55%) MCDBA
8 2 (3.77%) VCP5
9 1 (1.89%) CCA
9 1 (1.89%) CCAA
9 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (77.36%) Active Directory
2 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
3 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (11.32%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (11.32%) ISA Server
5 6 (11.32%) UAG
5 6 (11.32%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
7 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) SCCM
2 10 (18.87%) WSUS
3 6 (11.32%) BladeLogic
3 6 (11.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) AirWatch
4 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.66%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (5.66%) OVSD
6 1 (1.89%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) VMware
2 16 (30.19%) HP
3 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco
5 8 (15.09%) Citrix
5 8 (15.09%) Forcepoint
6 7 (13.21%) Remedy
7 4 (7.55%) F5
7 4 (7.55%) MobileIron
7 4 (7.55%) Symantec
8 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.77%) Computacenter
9 2 (3.77%) NetApp
10 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.89%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.89%) EMC
10 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.89%) Juniper