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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.48% 5.81% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.67% 22.73% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 26
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £129 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £359 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 - £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 - £21.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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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
180 198 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.25% 25.55% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 91
Average daily rate £325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £146 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £27.13 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014, 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.00%) Citrix
3 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
4 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (44.64%) Security Cleared
6 23 (41.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
7 22 (39.29%) VMware
8 21 (37.50%) ITIL
9 20 (35.71%) MCSE
10 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
11 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
12 16 (28.57%) UNIX
13 15 (26.79%) SLA
13 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (23.21%) SQL
15 12 (21.43%) Windows 2000
15 12 (21.43%) Backup Exec
15 12 (21.43%) DV Cleared
16 10 (17.86%) Change Management
16 10 (17.86%) VMware ESX
16 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (17.86%) Windows NT
16 10 (17.86%) SAN
17 9 (16.07%) Intel
17 9 (16.07%) MCP
17 9 (16.07%) IIS
17 9 (16.07%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
2 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (16.07%) IIS
4 7 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.79%) Moodle
7 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) SAN
2 7 (12.50%) NAS
3 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) Broadband
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (3.57%) IPsec
5 2 (3.57%) Network Security
5 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.79%) LDAP
6 1 (1.79%) VPN
6 1 (1.79%) DNS
6 1 (1.79%) Intranet
6 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Server Support
7 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
1 1 (1.79%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) EPoS
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (28.57%) UNIX
4 12 (21.43%) Windows 2000
5 10 (17.86%) Windows NT
6 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
7 8 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (7.14%) Linux
10 1 (1.79%) AIX
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.79%) CentOS
10 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Change Management
2 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (16.07%) Migration
4 8 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.36%) ITSM
6 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Online Security
7 1 (1.79%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.79%) Build Automation
7 1 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.79%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) VBScript
3 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (35.71%) MCSE
4 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 9 (16.07%) MCP
7 8 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
9 3 (5.36%) ISEB
10 2 (3.57%) CCNA
11 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 7 (12.50%) ISA Server
6 6 (10.71%) vSphere
7 4 (7.14%) XenApp
7 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.57%) NFS
8 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.79%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Backup Exec
2 9 (16.07%) SCOM
3 8 (14.29%) BladeLogic
4 7 (12.50%) OVSD
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (5.36%) SCCM
7 2 (3.57%) ARCserve
7 2 (3.57%) Hyperic
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.79%) OpenView
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.79%) WSUS
8 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Citrix
2 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 22 (39.29%) VMware
4 9 (16.07%) Intel
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Veeam
7 3 (5.36%) Remedy
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (3.57%) EMC
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) NetApp
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) Sophos
9 1 (1.79%) Websense
9 1 (1.79%) Wyse
9 1 (1.79%) IronPort
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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