The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 12 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 4.08% 6.67% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£160 £170 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -18.07%
Windows Server 2008
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.49% 26.67% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate £160 £200 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £24.73 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bedford region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bedford region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
3 7 (77.78%) Lotus
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) IBM Notes
3 7 (77.78%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) VPN
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (44.44%) Symantec
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (33.33%) SecurID
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (33.33%) SLA
8 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 2 (22.22%) DNS
8 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 2 (22.22%) VoIP
8 2 (22.22%) DHCP
8 2 (22.22%) McAfee
8 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 2 (22.22%) Wireless
8 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 7 (77.78%) IBM Notes
1 7 (77.78%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) SecurID
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Lotus
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Intel