Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 60 81
Rank change year-on-year -24 +21 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 47 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.15% 2.94% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.38% 12.56% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 18
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £394 £345 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -5.15% +32.27%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £207
90th Percentile £500 £424 £409
South East median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.54% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £15.86
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% +46.67% -6.25%

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 501 406 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.91% 23.40% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 193 184
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £140 £258 £200
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 36
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.84% +18.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £8.96 £9.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.15 £21.88
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -27 40 £394 +14.20% 8
Amersham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (82.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
4 31 (65.96%) ITIL
5 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
6 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (57.45%) VMware
8 24 (51.06%) SC Cleared
9 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
10 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
12 19 (40.43%) ITIL V3
13 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
14 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
14 17 (36.17%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (34.04%) Change Management
15 16 (34.04%) Linux
16 14 (29.79%) MCSE
16 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (29.79%) Office 365
17 13 (27.66%) SQL
17 13 (27.66%) IIS
17 13 (27.66%) HP
17 13 (27.66%) Symantec
17 13 (27.66%) Service Management
18 12 (25.53%) ITSM
18 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
18 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
18 12 (25.53%) SharePoint

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 (27.66%) IIS
2 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
3 9 (19.15%) Skype for Business
4 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.13%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (14.89%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Office 365
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) DHCP
1 5 (10.64%) Skype
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) iSCSI
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
3 3 (6.38%) NAS
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (23.40%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 7 (14.89%) Support Specialist
4 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Wintel Architect
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Communications Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Service Architect
8 2 (4.26%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) PKI
4 4 (8.51%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.26%) Clustering
5 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (82.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
5 16 (34.04%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.51%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (8.51%) Unix
8 3 (6.38%) Android
9 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.13%) CentOS
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.13%) Solaris
10 1 (2.13%) SUSE
10 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) ITIL
2 19 (40.43%) ITIL V3
3 17 (36.17%) Virtual Environments
4 16 (34.04%) Change Management
5 13 (27.66%) Service Management
6 12 (25.53%) ITSM
7 10 (21.28%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (14.89%) CRM
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.64%) Presales
9 5 (10.64%) Service Design
10 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
10 4 (8.51%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
10 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (63.83%) Security Cleared
2 24 (51.06%) SC Cleared
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
5 14 (29.79%) MCSE
6 10 (21.28%) MCSA
7 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (14.89%) MCP
9 4 (8.51%) CCNA
9 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.38%) CCNP
10 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
11 2 (4.26%) CCA
11 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.13%) CCSP
12 1 (2.13%) MCITP
12 1 (2.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
2 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
4 11 (23.40%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (8.51%) NFS
5 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (6.38%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.38%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.38%) UAG
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.26%) XenApp
8 1 (2.13%) Docker
8 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (10.64%) OVSD
4 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
4 4 (8.51%) SCOM
4 4 (8.51%) SCSM
5 3 (6.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.13%) Ansible
7 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.13%) Puppet
7 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.13%) Unicenter
7 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) VMware
2 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (27.66%) HP
3 13 (27.66%) Symantec
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 7 (14.89%) NetApp
5 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
6 6 (12.77%) Cisco
7 5 (10.64%) Forcepoint
7 5 (10.64%) Remedy
8 4 (8.51%) arcserve
8 4 (8.51%) Veeam
9 3 (6.38%) Apple
9 3 (6.38%) F5
10 2 (4.26%) Computacenter
11 1 (2.13%) CA
11 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.13%) Lotus
11 1 (2.13%) McAfee
11 1 (2.13%) Red Hat