Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 49 46
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 116 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.33% 4.10% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.22% 18.40% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 50
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £394 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.99% +17.35% -5.42%
10th Percentile £210 £146 £235
90th Percentile £456 £538 £369
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.50 - £17.00
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £16.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.62% -40.45% +37.50%

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 411 500 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.98% 22.28% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 178 192
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% -4.55%
10th Percentile £160 £140 £257
90th Percentile £495 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.75 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.07% +20.00% -5.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £8.92
90th Percentile £38.38 £70.50 £25.15
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 21 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 2019. 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 +34 102 £370 -12.94% 18
High Wycombe +1 7 £213 +42.86% 4
Aylesbury +3 1 £390 +178.57% 2
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 75 (64.66%) Microsoft
4 64 (55.17%) VMware
5 60 (51.72%) Office 365
6 52 (44.83%) Security Cleared
7 48 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (35.34%) MS Exchange
9 37 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (31.03%) DV Cleared
11 35 (30.17%) ITIL
12 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
13 30 (25.86%) Firewall
13 30 (25.86%) PowerShell
14 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (23.28%) SC Cleared
16 26 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (20.69%) SQL
19 23 (19.83%) SAN
19 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
20 22 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2007
21 19 (16.38%) NetApp
21 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
21 19 (16.38%) LAN
21 19 (16.38%) WAN
22 18 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
23 17 (14.66%) McAfee

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 41 (35.34%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (12.07%) Skype for Business
5 13 (11.21%) IIS
6 12 (10.34%) SharePoint
7 10 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.59%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.86%) CMS
10 1 (0.86%) Documentum
10 1 (0.86%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (51.72%) Office 365
2 25 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.03%) Akamai
5 5 (4.31%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) Firewall
2 23 (19.83%) SAN
3 19 (16.38%) LAN
3 19 (16.38%) WAN
4 16 (13.79%) NAS
5 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 12 (10.34%) Skype
7 6 (5.17%) DNS
8 5 (4.31%) VPN
9 4 (3.45%) DHCP
9 4 (3.45%) Network Security
10 2 (1.72%) Broadband
10 2 (1.72%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.86%) SSL
11 1 (0.86%) VoIP
11 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.31%) Power BI
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MSI
1 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (12.07%) Law
2 7 (6.03%) Finance
3 1 (0.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (25.00%) Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Project Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.17%) Administrator
9 6 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Consultant
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.72%) ADSI
2 2 (1.72%) COM
2 2 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.31%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.17%) Linux
5 6 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.72%) Unix
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.86%) Android
8 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.86%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) ITIL
2 26 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (14.66%) Change Management
4 17 (14.66%) ITIL V3
5 15 (12.93%) ITSM
5 15 (12.93%) Service Management
6 13 (11.21%) Migration
7 12 (10.34%) Presales
8 11 (9.48%) Critical Thinking
9 10 (8.62%) CRM
10 8 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.03%) Information Security
12 6 (5.17%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
13 5 (4.31%) Server Management
13 5 (4.31%) Task Automation
14 4 (3.45%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 24 (20.69%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) VBScript
4 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.86%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 36 (31.03%) DV Cleared
3 27 (23.28%) SC Cleared
4 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (6.90%) MCSE
6 7 (6.03%) MCSA
6 7 (6.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.59%) CCNA
8 3 (2.59%) CCNP
8 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.59%) Degree
8 3 (2.59%) MCITP
8 3 (2.59%) MCP
9 1 (0.86%) CCA
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.86%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 76 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 37 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.93%) vSphere
5 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.59%) UAG
7 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.72%) XenApp
7 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.86%) Docker
8 1 (0.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (12.07%) SCCM
3 8 (6.90%) OVSD
4 5 (4.31%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.59%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.59%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.72%) SCOM
6 2 (1.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.86%) Control-M
7 1 (0.86%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.86%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 75 (64.66%) Microsoft
2 64 (55.17%) VMware
3 19 (16.38%) NetApp
4 17 (14.66%) McAfee
5 15 (12.93%) HP
6 14 (12.07%) Sony
7 13 (11.21%) Cisco
8 12 (10.34%) Citrix
9 9 (7.76%) F5
10 7 (6.03%) webMethods
11 3 (2.59%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.59%) Oracle
11 3 (2.59%) Remedy
12 2 (1.72%) Computacenter
12 2 (1.72%) Intel
13 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.86%) Aerohive Networks
13 1 (0.86%) Ivanti
13 1 (0.86%) Meridio
13 1 (0.86%) Xamarin