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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 42 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.86% 4.85% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.00% 18.13% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £173 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -22.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £190 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
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
200 193 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.12% 26.77% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 62
Average daily rate £288 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 October 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (50.79%) MCSE
5 30 (47.62%) ITIL
6 28 (44.44%) Citrix
6 28 (44.44%) VMware
6 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 27 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
8 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
10 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
11 22 (34.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (31.75%) Backup Exec
13 19 (30.16%) SLA
13 19 (30.16%) MCP
14 17 (26.98%) Service Management
15 16 (25.40%) Change Management
15 16 (25.40%) UNIX
16 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
17 14 (22.22%) Windows 2000
17 14 (22.22%) IIS
18 13 (20.63%) SQL
18 13 (20.63%) SAN
19 12 (19.05%) Intel
19 12 (19.05%) Windows NT
19 12 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 27 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 22 (34.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (22.22%) IIS
4 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Moodle
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) SAN
2 10 (15.87%) NAS
3 6 (9.52%) LAN
4 5 (7.94%) Broadband
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 3 (4.76%) DNS
7 2 (3.17%) DHCP
7 2 (3.17%) VoIP
7 2 (3.17%) IPsec
8 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.59%) LDAP
8 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Administrator
7 6 (9.52%) Team Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.76%) Server Support
10 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.59%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.46%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (25.40%) UNIX
4 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 14 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 12 (19.05%) Windows NT
6 11 (17.46%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 9 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 7 (11.11%) Linux
10 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.59%) CentOS
11 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) ITIL
2 17 (26.98%) Service Management
3 16 (25.40%) Change Management
4 12 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (15.87%) Migration
6 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Validation
7 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.76%) Operations Management
9 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.17%) Line Management
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.59%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.35%) VBScript
4 2 (3.17%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (53.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (50.79%) MCSE
3 28 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
5 19 (30.16%) MCP
6 12 (19.05%) DV Cleared
7 11 (17.46%) Degree
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.76%) CCNA
9 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.59%) ISEB
9 1 (1.59%) MCSA
9 1 (1.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) VMware ESX
4 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 10 (15.87%) Terminal Services
4 10 (15.87%) ISA Server
5 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.52%) vSphere
7 5 (7.94%) Firmware
8 4 (6.35%) XenApp
9 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (3.17%) UAG
11 1 (1.59%) Sendmail
11 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) Backup Exec
2 10 (15.87%) BladeLogic
2 10 (15.87%) OVSD
3 9 (14.29%) SCOM
4 7 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (3.17%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.59%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.59%) SCCM
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
7 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) Citrix
2 28 (44.44%) VMware
3 12 (19.05%) Intel
4 7 (11.11%) McAfee
4 7 (11.11%) Sophos
4 7 (11.11%) Lumension
5 4 (6.35%) Cisco
5 4 (6.35%) Remedy
6 3 (4.76%) Veeam
6 3 (4.76%) Websense
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.17%) EMC
8 1 (1.59%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.59%) IronPort
8 1 (1.59%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) NetApp
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