The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 62 47
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.93% 1.06% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.94% 4.85% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 208 165 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.22% 21.94% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 62
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £281 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £13.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £20.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Contractor 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 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) SC Cleared
2 34 (77.27%) Security Cleared
2 34 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 32 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 29 (65.91%) Hyper-V
6 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (43.18%) VMware
8 17 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (38.64%) ITIL
9 16 (36.36%) SCCM
10 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (31.82%) Virtual Environments
11 13 (29.55%) Change Management
12 12 (27.27%) Unified Communications
13 10 (22.73%) SQL
14 9 (20.45%) MCSA
14 9 (20.45%) HP
14 9 (20.45%) DNS
14 9 (20.45%) DHCP
14 9 (20.45%) Service Management
14 9 (20.45%) Windows 7
14 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
14 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (18.18%) Forcepoint
15 8 (18.18%) SLA
15 8 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (15.91%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (15.91%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Unified Communications
2 9 (20.45%) DHCP
2 9 (20.45%) DNS
3 7 (15.91%) Firewall
3 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 7 (15.91%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.55%) NAS
5 2 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) Network Security
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Wintel Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Packager
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) Wintel Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (20.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.82%) Linux
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.55%) Unix
10 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 14 (31.82%) Virtual Environments
3 13 (29.55%) Change Management
4 9 (20.45%) Service Management
5 8 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (13.64%) Migration
6 6 (13.64%) Server Building
7 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
7 5 (11.36%) ITSM
8 4 (9.09%) Patch Management
8 4 (9.09%) Security Patching
8 4 (9.09%) Software Deployment
9 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.82%) Time Management
10 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.27%) DNA
11 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) VB
3 4 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (77.27%) SC Cleared
1 34 (77.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (20.45%) MCSA
3 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.64%) CCNA
4 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) MCP
5 4 (9.09%) MCDBA
5 4 (9.09%) MCSE
6 2 (4.55%) VCP5
7 1 (2.27%) CCA
7 1 (2.27%) CCAA
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (65.91%) Hyper-V
3 17 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (15.91%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (13.64%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (13.64%) ISA Server
5 6 (13.64%) UAG
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (11.36%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.27%) XenApp
7 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 4 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (9.09%) WSUS
3 3 (6.82%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) OVSD
4 1 (2.27%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) VMware
2 9 (20.45%) HP
3 8 (18.18%) Forcepoint
4 7 (15.91%) Cisco
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix
4 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.91%) Remedy
5 3 (6.82%) F5
6 2 (4.55%) Computacenter
6 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp