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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 7 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.69% - 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £170 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
15 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 38.46% 17.78% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Average daily rate £170 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.21% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £24.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.59% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Lotus
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Domino
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (33.33%) IBM Domino
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus Notes Support
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) PC Support
3 1 (16.67%) PC Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) HP