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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.36% 5.19% 6.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 40.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£160 £185 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 21.43% 12.99% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate £160 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +131.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware