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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.94% 2.93% 5.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.18% 13.59% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £230 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £168 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £340 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.90 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.54% -5.23%
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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
238 184 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.11% 21.55% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 78 70
Average daily rate £375 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 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 2 September 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
3 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
6 16 (31.37%) Migration
7 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 14 (27.45%) VMware
8 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
9 12 (23.53%) Remedy
10 11 (21.57%) Citrix
10 11 (21.57%) DNS
10 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
11 10 (19.61%) ITIL
11 10 (19.61%) Office 365
12 9 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 9 (17.65%) SCCM
12 9 (17.65%) vSphere
13 8 (15.69%) WSUS
13 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (15.69%) PKI
13 8 (15.69%) ISA Server
13 8 (15.69%) CRM
13 8 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (15.69%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.88%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Office 365
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (3.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Consultant
2 10 (19.61%) Administrator
3 8 (15.69%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Administrator
5 6 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Citrix Specialist
7 4 (7.84%) Migration Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.92%) Junior
9 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.92%) Citrix Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
10 1 (1.96%) Junior Architect
10 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
10 1 (1.96%) Wintel Administrator
10 1 (1.96%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.96%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.92%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) PKI
2 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.80%) User Experience
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Telematics
6 1 (1.96%) EPoS
6 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Vista
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.96%) UNIX
7 1 (1.96%) HPUX
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Migration
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (15.69%) CRM
5 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.80%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.88%) People Management
6 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.96%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.96%) ITSM
8 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.96%) Project Management
8 1 (1.96%) Service Management
8 1 (1.96%) Change Management
8 1 (1.96%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) VBScript
4 2 (3.92%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) MCP
5 2 (3.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.65%) vSphere
4 8 (15.69%) ISA Server
4 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (13.73%) XenApp
5 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.88%) UAG
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) WSUS
3 5 (9.80%) XenMobile
3 5 (9.80%) AirWatch
3 5 (9.80%) SCOM
4 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.92%) OVSD
6 1 (1.96%) OpenView
6 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.96%) Control-M
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (1.96%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 12 (23.53%) Remedy
4 11 (21.57%) Citrix
5 4 (7.84%) HP
6 3 (5.88%) Symantec
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 2 (3.92%) Veeam
8 1 (1.96%) F5
8 1 (1.96%) Lumension
8 1 (1.96%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) Sun
8 1 (1.96%) BMC