The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 46 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.23% 3.19% 8.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.81% 14.80% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 21
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£313 £190 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.47% -45.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £137 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.60% -21.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
203 196 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.22% 21.54% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 78 52
Average daily rate £350 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 18
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
3 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
4 33 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (45.45%) VMware
7 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
7 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
8 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
8 17 (30.91%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 14 (25.45%) Citrix
11 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
12 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
14 10 (18.18%) DNS
14 10 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 10 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (16.36%) ISA Server
15 9 (16.36%) CRM
15 9 (16.36%) .NET
15 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
15 9 (16.36%) Migration
15 9 (16.36%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
16 8 (14.55%) XenApp
16 8 (14.55%) vSphere
16 8 (14.55%) WSUS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.64%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
3 2 (3.64%) DHCP
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) SSL
4 1 (1.82%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) DWDM
4 1 (1.82%) OSPF
4 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Administrator
2 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Administrator
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) PKI
2 7 (12.73%) User Experience
3 5 (9.09%) Clustering
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) Telematics
5 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
5 1 (1.82%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.91%) UNIX
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 5 (9.09%) Windows NT
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.64%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) CentOS
8 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 9 (16.36%) CRM
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (12.73%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Release Management
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.45%) Server Hardening
6 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.45%) ITSM
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Control
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) VBScript
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) MCP
5 4 (7.27%) Degree
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.36%) ISA Server
5 8 (14.55%) XenApp
5 8 (14.55%) vSphere
6 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
7 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
7 4 (7.27%) Firmware
8 3 (5.45%) UAG
9 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.64%) NFS
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) WSUS
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
1 8 (14.55%) SCOM
2 7 (12.73%) XenMobile
2 7 (12.73%) AirWatch
3 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.27%) OVSD
4 3 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.64%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.82%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.82%) OpenView
6 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (45.45%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Citrix
4 7 (12.73%) Remedy
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) F5
7 2 (3.64%) Veeam
7 2 (3.64%) McAfee
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
7 2 (3.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.82%) Intel
8 1 (1.82%) Brocade
8 1 (1.82%) Lumension
8 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
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