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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.95% 5.36% 4.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.87% 18.69% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £126 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £348 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
173 214 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.28% 28.69% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 74 77
Average daily rate £290 £288 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.23 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 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 22 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (55.77%) Citrix
3 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
4 24 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
5 23 (44.23%) VMware
6 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
6 22 (42.31%) MCSE
6 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (36.54%) MS Excel
7 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
7 19 (36.54%) ITIL
8 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
9 17 (32.69%) UNIX
10 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (26.92%) SLA
12 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
13 13 (25.00%) SQL
14 12 (23.08%) SAN
14 12 (23.08%) Backup Exec
15 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
15 11 (21.15%) Change Management
15 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
15 11 (21.15%) Intel
15 11 (21.15%) IIS
15 11 (21.15%) Windows NT
16 10 (19.23%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (21.15%) IIS
4 9 (17.31%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 19 (36.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) SAN
2 9 (17.31%) NAS
3 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.69%) Broadband
5 2 (3.85%) LAN
5 2 (3.85%) VoIP
5 2 (3.85%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.85%) IPsec
5 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.92%) LDAP
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) DNS
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (13.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Server Support
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.23%) Clustering
3 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) EPoS
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (32.69%) UNIX
4 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 11 (21.15%) Windows NT
6 9 (17.31%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.85%) Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Change Management
2 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (17.31%) Service Management
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.92%) Load Testing
6 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.92%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.92%) Build Automation
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) VBScript
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (42.31%) MCSE
2 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
5 10 (19.23%) MCP
5 10 (19.23%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) ISEB
8 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
4 9 (17.31%) Terminal Services
4 9 (17.31%) ISA Server
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (11.54%) vSphere
6 5 (9.62%) XenApp
7 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.85%) NFS
8 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 9 (17.31%) BladeLogic
3 8 (15.38%) OVSD
3 8 (15.38%) SCOM
4 5 (9.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.85%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.92%) OpenView
6 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.92%) WSUS
6 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.92%) SCCM
6 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Citrix
2 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
3 23 (44.23%) VMware
4 11 (21.15%) Intel
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Veeam
6 3 (5.77%) Remedy
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Dell
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Websense
8 1 (1.92%) Wyse
8 1 (1.92%) IronPort
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