Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 15 November 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 47 65
Rank change year-on-year +18 +18 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 113 110 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.48% 4.62% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.80% 21.44% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 33
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £209 £159 £188
90th Percentile £475 £518 £438
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £15.93 - £11.15
90th Percentile £24.75 - £16.45
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £16.25 £21.75
% change year-on-year +41.11% -25.29% +14.47%

Windows Server 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 438 513 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.11% 21.54% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 162 177
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% +4.00%
10th Percentile £185 £140 £200
90th Percentile £491 £500 £515
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 28
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +20.00% -2.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.88 £11.85
90th Percentile £20.25 £60.00 £48.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
% change year-on-year - +2.76% -5.39%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server
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 in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server
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 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 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 +23 100 £365 +4.29% 14
High Wycombe -1 4 £213 +51.79% 5
Marlow -3 2 £183 -40.16%
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (63.72%) Active Directory
3 66 (58.41%) Microsoft
4 55 (48.67%) VMware
5 48 (42.48%) Office 365
6 47 (41.59%) Security Cleared
7 43 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (38.05%) MS Exchange
8 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
10 33 (29.20%) ITIL
10 33 (29.20%) PowerShell
11 31 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (27.43%) Firewall
12 28 (24.78%) DV Cleared
12 28 (24.78%) SC Cleared
13 26 (23.01%) Microsoft Office
14 25 (22.12%) SQL
15 24 (21.24%) HP
15 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (19.47%) NetApp
16 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (19.47%) SAN
16 22 (19.47%) LAN
16 22 (19.47%) WAN
17 20 (17.70%) McAfee
17 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
17 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 20 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server
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 43 (38.05%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.04%) IIS
3 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (14.16%) SharePoint
3 16 (14.16%) Skype for Business
4 14 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.77%) Apache
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) Documentum
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (42.48%) Office 365
2 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.19%) Akamai
5 6 (5.31%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.77%) IaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.43%) Firewall
2 22 (19.47%) LAN
2 22 (19.47%) SAN
2 22 (19.47%) WAN
3 16 (14.16%) NAS
4 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.73%) Skype
6 6 (5.31%) DNS
7 5 (4.42%) DHCP
7 5 (4.42%) Network Security
8 3 (2.65%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.77%) Broadband
9 2 (1.77%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.42%) Power BI
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) MSI
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (12.39%) Law
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 3 (2.65%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Automotive
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Support Engineer
4 16 (14.16%) Project Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (8.85%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.96%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.96%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (4.42%) Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) .NET
2 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.65%) Node.js
2 3 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.77%) ADSI
3 2 (1.77%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) COM
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.42%) Clustering
5 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.85%) Linux
5 10 (8.85%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.31%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.42%) Unix
8 4 (3.54%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.88%) Android
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.20%) ITIL
2 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (17.70%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (15.93%) ITIL V3
5 16 (14.16%) ITSM
5 16 (14.16%) Service Management
6 14 (12.39%) Change Management
7 13 (11.50%) Critical Thinking
8 12 (10.62%) CRM
9 11 (9.73%) Migration
10 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.08%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.19%) Information Security
12 6 (5.31%) Change Control
12 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (3.54%) Information Security Management
14 4 (3.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.20%) PowerShell
2 25 (22.12%) SQL
3 7 (6.19%) VBScript
4 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) C#
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (41.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (24.78%) DV Cleared
2 28 (24.78%) SC Cleared
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.08%) MCSE
5 7 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.31%) MCSA
7 5 (4.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.65%) CCNA
9 3 (2.65%) CCNP
9 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.65%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.65%) Degree
9 3 (2.65%) MCITP
10 2 (1.77%) MCP
11 1 (0.88%) CCA
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 72 (63.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.27%) vSphere
5 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.65%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.65%) UAG
7 2 (1.77%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.77%) XenApp
7 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.88%) Docker
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (8.85%) SCCM
3 9 (7.96%) OVSD
4 5 (4.42%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.54%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.54%) SCOM
6 3 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) WSUS
8 1 (0.88%) Control-M
8 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 66 (58.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (48.67%) VMware
3 24 (21.24%) HP
4 22 (19.47%) NetApp
5 20 (17.70%) McAfee
6 17 (15.04%) Citrix
7 15 (13.27%) Cisco
8 14 (12.39%) Sony
9 8 (7.08%) F5
10 6 (5.31%) webMethods
11 4 (3.54%) Oracle
12 3 (2.65%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.65%) Lumension
12 3 (2.65%) Remedy
13 2 (1.77%) Computacenter
13 2 (1.77%) Intel
13 2 (1.77%) Mitel
14 1 (0.88%) CA
14 1 (0.88%) EMC
14 1 (0.88%) OpenText