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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.91% 3.61% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.48% 12.82% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £150 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £268 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
77 78 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.05% 28.16% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 28
Average daily rate £375 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £32.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Bedford +8 8 £275 - 1
Luton -14 2 £425 +183.33%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 14 (40.00%) Citrix
4 14 (40.00%) VMware
5 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (34.29%) IIS
6 12 (34.29%) MS Office
7 10 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
7 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 10 (28.57%) SLA
7 10 (28.57%) Lotus
7 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
8 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (25.71%) DNS
8 9 (25.71%) DHCP
8 9 (25.71%) IBM Notes
8 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
8 9 (25.71%) C#
8 9 (25.71%) VB
8 9 (25.71%) .NET
8 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (25.71%) Confluence
9 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
9 8 (22.86%) VPN
10 7 (20.00%) TeamCity

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (34.29%) IIS
2 10 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
3 9 (25.71%) IBM Notes
3 9 (25.71%) Confluence
4 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (8.57%) CMS
8 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Office
2 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DHCP
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) VPN
3 4 (11.43%) Wireless
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.43%) VoIP
4 3 (8.57%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) ATM
6 1 (2.86%) ISDN
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) OSPF
6 1 (2.86%) BGP
6 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
1 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (17.14%) FinalBuilder
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Log4Net
General
1 3 (8.57%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Support Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Configuration Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Support
6 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Build and Release Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Release Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
1 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) MSMQ
2 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) SecurID
2 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
4 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.71%) VB
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCSE
2 3 (8.57%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Terminal Services
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
2 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) XenServer
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.57%) WSUS
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Citrix
2 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Lotus
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 3 (8.57%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) Wyse
6 3 (8.57%) CommVault
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Intel
7 1 (2.86%) 3Com
7 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Websense
7 1 (2.86%) BT