The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.84% 1.10% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.51% 4.48% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
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£275 £220 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -39.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £164 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £284 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.52% 24.63% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 23
Average daily rate £288 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -54.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.00 £133.75 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
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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
Bedford - 7 £275 - 2
Luton -16 4 £400 +81.81%
Shefford - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (39.47%) IIS
6 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 13 (34.21%) Citrix
7 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
7 13 (34.21%) VMware
7 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
8 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
8 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (31.58%) VB
8 12 (31.58%) .NET
8 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (31.58%) Confluence
9 11 (28.95%) C#
9 11 (28.95%) MS Office
10 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
10 10 (26.32%) Lotus Domino
10 10 (26.32%) Lotus
10 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
11 9 (23.68%) DNS
11 9 (23.68%) SLA
11 9 (23.68%) DHCP
11 9 (23.68%) IBM Notes
11 9 (23.68%) JIRA
12 8 (21.05%) VPN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (39.47%) IIS
2 12 (31.58%) Confluence
3 10 (26.32%) Lotus Domino
4 9 (23.68%) IBM Notes
5 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) CMS
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Office
2 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
1 9 (23.68%) DHCP
2 8 (21.05%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) VoIP
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) Frame Relay
6 1 (2.63%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) SMTP
6 1 (2.63%) ATM
6 1 (2.63%) ISDN
6 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.63%) BGP
6 1 (2.63%) MPLS
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
3 9 (23.68%) JIRA
4 7 (18.42%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (13.16%) Log4Net
6 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (7.89%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Configuration Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
1 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
2 5 (13.16%) MSMQ
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) SecurID
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.16%) Network Design
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Test Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Data Management
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Network Management
7 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
2 12 (31.58%) VB
3 11 (28.95%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) MCITP
2 3 (7.89%) MCSE
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) vSphere
2 4 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) XenServer
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
3 4 (10.53%) SCOM
4 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 3 (7.89%) WSUS
4 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) Citrix
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Lotus
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
6 3 (7.89%) Wyse
6 3 (7.89%) CommVault
6 3 (7.89%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.63%) Brocade
7 1 (2.63%) Civica
7 1 (2.63%) 3Com
7 1 (2.63%) BT
7 1 (2.63%) Websense
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
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