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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 46 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 21 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.04% 2.33% 7.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.62% 11.35% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £176 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £343 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
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 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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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
206 185 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.07% 20.56% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 72 69
Average daily rate £350 £348 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 14
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
3 32 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 29 (60.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (43.75%) VMware
7 18 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
10 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
11 13 (27.08%) Citrix
12 12 (25.00%) ITIL
12 12 (25.00%) Migration
13 10 (20.83%) DV Cleared
13 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (20.83%) DNS
14 9 (18.75%) SCCM
15 8 (16.67%) vSphere
15 8 (16.67%) WSUS
15 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (16.67%) Office 365
16 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
16 7 (14.58%) HP
16 7 (14.58%) PKI
16 7 (14.58%) XenApp
17 6 (12.50%) XenDesktop
17 6 (12.50%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) X-Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) PKI
2 5 (10.42%) User Experience
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) PMI
5 1 (2.08%) EPoS
5 1 (2.08%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.33%) UNIX
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.17%) Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) ITIL
1 12 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.50%) CRM
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (10.42%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (8.33%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) Change Management
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
8 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.17%) Release Management
9 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.08%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) VBScript
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) MCP
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.67%) vSphere
5 7 (14.58%) XenApp
6 6 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 6 (12.50%) ISA Server
7 3 (6.25%) UAG
8 2 (4.17%) NFS
8 2 (4.17%) Firmware
9 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 8 (16.67%) WSUS
3 6 (12.50%) SCOM
4 5 (10.42%) XenMobile
4 5 (10.42%) AirWatch
5 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
5 4 (8.33%) OVSD
6 3 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (4.17%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (2.08%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (2.08%) OpenView
8 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (2.08%) Control-M
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (27.08%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) HP
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (12.50%) Remedy
6 3 (6.25%) Symantec
6 3 (6.25%) F5
7 2 (4.17%) Veeam
7 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) BMC
8 1 (2.08%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) Lumension
8 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
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