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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 40 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.67% 1.14% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.37% 8.33% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£238 £239 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £318 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
54 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.11% 13.64% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 30
Average daily rate £270 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +1.44%
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 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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Luton +5 6 £238 -0.52% 1
Bedford -4 1 - - 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) Citrix
4 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) Lotus Domino
6 11 (39.29%) MS Office
6 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
7 9 (32.14%) DHCP
7 9 (32.14%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) Lotus
8 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (25.00%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
10 6 (21.43%) VoIP
10 6 (21.43%) WAN
10 6 (21.43%) VPN
10 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (17.86%) SecurID
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco
11 5 (17.86%) LAN
12 4 (14.29%) SLA
12 4 (14.29%) SQL
12 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
12 4 (14.29%) Symantec
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 12 (42.86%) Lotus Domino
2 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) IIS
7 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.57%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DHCP
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) VPN
2 6 (21.43%) VoIP
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 5 (17.86%) LAN
4 4 (14.29%) Wireless
5 3 (10.71%) OSPF
5 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 2 (7.14%) VRRP
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) xDSL
7 1 (3.57%) Frame Relay
7 1 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (10.71%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) SecurID
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCITP
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) XenServer
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) Citrix
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Lotus
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco
5 4 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) McAfee
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) Mitel
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) Sun
8 1 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Avaya
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) JDA
8 1 (3.57%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Intel