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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.02% 1.20% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.21% 5.63% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 21
Median daily rate £475 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.50% -42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +15.27%  

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 208 142 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.07% 21.39% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 83
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £203 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.13 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
3 35 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 35 (77.78%) SC Cleared
4 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (71.11%) Hyper-V
6 31 (68.89%) Windows Server
7 28 (62.22%) ITIL
8 27 (60.00%) VMware
9 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (44.44%) SQL
13 19 (42.22%) Virtual Environments
14 18 (40.00%) Citrix
14 18 (40.00%) Change Management
15 15 (33.33%) Service Management
15 15 (33.33%) HP
16 14 (31.11%) MCP
16 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
16 14 (31.11%) SCCM
17 13 (28.89%) Linux
18 12 (26.67%) Unix
18 12 (26.67%) MCSE
18 12 (26.67%) SLA
18 12 (26.67%) ITIL V3
18 12 (26.67%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
19 11 (24.44%) Microsoft

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 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (15.56%) IIS
4 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DHCP
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
1 8 (17.78%) LAN
1 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 7 (15.56%) BIG-IP
3 6 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.22%) ADSL
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) SMTP
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) VLAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Packager
6 3 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Communications Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (68.89%) Windows Server
4 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (28.89%) Linux
6 12 (26.67%) Unix
7 9 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (13.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) ITIL
2 19 (42.22%) Virtual Environments
3 18 (40.00%) Change Management
4 15 (33.33%) Service Management
5 12 (26.67%) ITIL V3
6 9 (20.00%) ITSM
7 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.89%) Migration
11 4 (8.89%) Patch Management
11 4 (8.89%) Security Patching
11 4 (8.89%) Software Deployment
12 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
12 3 (6.67%) Project Management
12 3 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.89%) VB
3 4 (8.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 35 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (48.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (31.11%) MCP
4 12 (26.67%) MCSE
5 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
6 9 (20.00%) MCSA
7 6 (13.33%) CCNA
7 6 (13.33%) CCNP
7 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (8.89%) MCDBA
9 2 (4.44%) GSAE
10 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
2 32 (71.11%) Hyper-V
3 23 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (26.67%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (13.33%) UAG
6 5 (11.11%) ISA Server
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.44%) XenApp
9 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) OVSD
3 4 (8.89%) BladeLogic
3 4 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (8.89%) WSUS
4 2 (4.44%) OpenView
4 2 (4.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) VMware
2 18 (40.00%) Citrix
3 15 (33.33%) HP
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.22%) Cisco
6 7 (15.56%) F5
6 7 (15.56%) Forcepoint
6 7 (15.56%) Remedy
7 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
8 4 (8.89%) NetApp
9 2 (4.44%) Computacenter
10 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.22%) EMC
10 1 (2.22%) Juniper
10 1 (2.22%) Nimble Storage