The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.70% 5.80% 5.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.50% 18.57% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £268 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £373 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.46% 31.25% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 32
Average daily rate £353 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -12 7 £425 +21.42%
Bedford -4 4 £185 -26.00% 5
Dunstable -2 1 £225 -
Shefford - 1 £153 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) MCSE
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (26.09%) IIS
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 5 (21.74%) MCP
9 5 (21.74%) JIRA
9 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
9 5 (21.74%) vSphere
9 5 (21.74%) VCP5
10 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (17.39%) Confluence
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) IIS
5 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (17.39%) Confluence
7 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
3 3 (13.04%) Log4Net
3 3 (13.04%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.35%) FinalBuilder
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Configuration Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) MSMQ
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) MCSE
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (21.74%) MCP
3 5 (21.74%) VCP5
4 4 (17.39%) MCSA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) MCITP
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCTS
6 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) XenServer
6 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Intel
6 2 (8.70%) McAfee
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Websense
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
7 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk