The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 24 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 44 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.00% 5.69% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.15% 30.30% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 14
Average daily rate £325 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £233 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.35 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
208 99 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.64% 18.79% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 37 71
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 31
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (57.58%) MS Exchange
3 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
4 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (48.48%) Security Cleared
6 30 (45.45%) VMware
7 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
8 27 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (37.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (36.36%) Windows XP
11 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
12 22 (33.33%) Migration
13 21 (31.82%) Citrix
13 21 (31.82%) SC Cleared
14 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (21.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (21.21%) ITIL
16 13 (19.70%) SQL
16 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
17 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (16.67%) DV Cleared
18 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
19 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
19 10 (15.15%) SLA
19 10 (15.15%) MCSE
20 9 (13.64%) Linux
20 9 (13.64%) UNIX
21 8 (12.12%) Firewall
21 8 (12.12%) Finance
21 8 (12.12%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (57.58%) MS Exchange
2 27 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (37.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (21.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (7.58%) Lync
7 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (3.03%) IIS
10 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) LAN
2 4 (6.06%) WAN
2 4 (6.06%) DHCP
2 4 (6.06%) SAN
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.55%) VPN
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) SMTP
3 3 (4.55%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.55%) NAS
4 2 (3.03%) Network Security
4 2 (3.03%) ICMP
5 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.52%) Intranet
5 1 (1.52%) SMS
5 1 (1.52%) ADSL
5 1 (1.52%) Broadband
5 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) NUnit
1 1 (1.52%) Moq
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) French Language
2 3 (4.55%) German Language
2 3 (4.55%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.03%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 9 (13.64%) Consultant
2 9 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Server Specialist
6 3 (4.55%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Support
7 2 (3.03%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Middleware
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.52%) StructureMap
1 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 6 (9.09%) CESG
2 3 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Cryptography
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.03%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) EPoS
4 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.64%) Linux
5 9 (13.64%) UNIX
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.03%) AIX
8 2 (3.03%) Solaris
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Migration
2 14 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (10.61%) Email Migration
4 5 (7.58%) Change Management
4 5 (7.58%) CRM
5 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.55%) Workflow
5 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.55%) Release Management
5 3 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.03%) Load Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.03%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.03%) Service Management
6 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.03%) ITSM
7 1 (1.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.61%) VBScript
4 5 (7.58%) VB
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 21 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 10 (15.15%) MCSE
6 7 (10.61%) MCP
7 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.55%) Degree
7 3 (4.55%) VCDX
8 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.03%) MCITP
8 2 (3.03%) ISEB
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.55%) UAG
6 2 (3.03%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) Snort
7 1 (1.52%) Nmap
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.52%) NFS
7 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.55%) OVSD
2 3 (4.55%) SCOrch
2 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.03%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) OpenView
4 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.52%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Plesk
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (45.45%) VMware
3 21 (31.82%) Citrix
4 8 (12.12%) HP
5 7 (10.61%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) Lumension
6 4 (6.06%) Remedy
7 3 (4.55%) Intel
7 3 (4.55%) NetApp
7 3 (4.55%) Symantec
8 2 (3.03%) McAfee
8 2 (3.03%) StorageTek
8 2 (3.03%) Dell
8 2 (3.03%) Sun
9 1 (1.52%) Wyse
9 1 (1.52%) Compaq
9 1 (1.52%) Sophos
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle
9 1 (1.52%) F5
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