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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 4.83% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.35% 19.90% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Average daily rate £275 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £118 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £353 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Windows Server 2008
Buckinghamshire

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
170 191 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.05% 24.30% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 75 77
Average daily rate £355 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (43.33%) SQL
7 12 (40.00%) Remedy
7 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (36.67%) VMware
9 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (33.33%) MS Office
10 9 (30.00%) ITIL
11 8 (26.67%) HP
12 7 (23.33%) Linux
12 7 (23.33%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (23.33%) Service Management
12 7 (23.33%) Finance
12 7 (23.33%) SCCM
12 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
12 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
12 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
12 7 (23.33%) vSphere
13 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
13 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) OVSD
13 6 (20.00%) ITSM
14 5 (16.67%) AutoCAD

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Architect
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Junior
3 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Graduate
4 2 (6.67%) Graduate DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Junior DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Platform Architect
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) Linux
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
6 5 (16.67%) CentOS
6 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) HPUX
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Service Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.00%) ITSM
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (16.67%) High Availability
4 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (16.67%) People Management
5 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VCP5
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (23.33%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) NFS
5 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 6 (20.00%) OVSD
3 2 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Remedy
3 11 (36.67%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Sun
7 1 (3.33%) webMethods