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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 44 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.63% 3.42% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.40% 13.23% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £135 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £401 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
Windows Server 2008
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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
188 189 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.07% 25.89% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 80 22
Average daily rate £325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
3 49 (57.65%) VMware
4 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (49.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (48.24%) MCSE
7 40 (47.06%) ITIL
7 40 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (43.53%) MS Excel
9 36 (42.35%) Security Cleared
10 33 (38.82%) Citrix
11 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
12 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
12 31 (36.47%) MS Exchange
13 30 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (31.76%) MCP
15 26 (30.59%) SLA
16 25 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
17 23 (27.06%) Backup Exec
18 22 (25.88%) Change Management
19 21 (24.71%) Service Management
19 21 (24.71%) Hyper-V
19 21 (24.71%) Windows 7
20 20 (23.53%) IIS
21 19 (22.35%) VMware ESX
22 18 (21.18%) Finance
23 17 (20.00%) McAfee
23 17 (20.00%) UNIX
23 17 (20.00%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (36.47%) MS Exchange
2 25 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (23.53%) IIS
4 16 (18.82%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.18%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.18%) Apache
8 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 37 (43.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) IaaS
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) SAN
2 11 (12.94%) NAS
3 7 (8.24%) DNS
4 6 (7.06%) LAN
4 6 (7.06%) DHCP
4 6 (7.06%) Firewall
5 4 (4.71%) WAN
5 4 (4.71%) Broadband
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.53%) VPN
7 2 (2.35%) VoIP
7 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.18%) VLAN
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Analyst
2 16 (18.82%) Administrator
3 14 (16.47%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (14.12%) Support Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 10 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 8 (9.41%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) BizTalk Administrator
9 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.88%) Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Citrix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Clustering
2 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.59%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.88%) User Experience
5 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) SecurID
7 1 (1.18%) FMCG
7 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (24.71%) Windows 7
5 17 (20.00%) UNIX
5 17 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 16 (18.82%) Windows NT
6 16 (18.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (15.29%) Windows 8
8 12 (14.12%) Linux
9 11 (12.94%) Windows Vista
10 10 (11.76%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.18%) CentOS
11 1 (1.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.06%) ITIL
2 25 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (25.88%) Change Management
4 21 (24.71%) Service Management
5 13 (15.29%) Migration
6 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 8 (9.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (7.06%) Validation
8 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (5.88%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (5.88%) Operations Management
10 4 (4.71%) CRM
10 4 (4.71%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.71%) Release Management
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.71%) Line Management
11 3 (3.53%) QMS
11 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) VB
4 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (48.24%) MCSE
3 36 (42.35%) Security Cleared
4 32 (37.65%) SC Cleared
5 27 (31.76%) MCP
6 13 (15.29%) DV Cleared
7 11 (12.94%) Degree
8 3 (3.53%) CCNP
8 3 (3.53%) CCNA
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.18%) VCAP
10 1 (1.18%) CCIA
10 1 (1.18%) MCITP
10 1 (1.18%) MCTS
10 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.18%) CCA
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.18%) CCEA
10 1 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
3 21 (24.71%) Hyper-V
4 19 (22.35%) VMware ESX
5 15 (17.65%) ISA Server
6 13 (15.29%) Terminal Services
7 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (12.94%) Firmware
8 8 (9.41%) XenApp
9 7 (8.24%) vSphere
10 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
11 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (3.53%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (2.35%) UAG
14 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (27.06%) Backup Exec
2 14 (16.47%) SCOM
3 13 (15.29%) BladeLogic
4 12 (14.12%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (12.94%) OVSD
6 6 (7.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (7.06%) XenMobile
7 4 (4.71%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.71%) SCCM
7 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (2.35%) WSUS
9 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
2 49 (57.65%) VMware
3 33 (38.82%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) McAfee
5 12 (14.12%) Intel
5 12 (14.12%) Sophos
5 12 (14.12%) Lumension
6 7 (8.24%) HP
7 6 (7.06%) Cisco
8 4 (4.71%) IBM
9 3 (3.53%) Dell
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle
9 3 (3.53%) Remedy
9 3 (3.53%) Websense
9 3 (3.53%) AppSense
10 2 (2.35%) Mitel
10 2 (2.35%) Lotus
10 2 (2.35%) F5
11 1 (1.18%) IronPort
11 1 (1.18%) Veeam