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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.27% 2.70% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
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
6 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.64% 37.84% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £485 £406 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.38% +157.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) Lotus
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
3 6 (75.00%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) SLA
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Network Design
5 3 (37.50%) SecurID
5 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (75.00%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) SecurID
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Lotus
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Intel