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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.31% 2.46% 6.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.47% 10.61% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £330 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £92.50 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+611.53% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
89 66 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.18% 23.16% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 40
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £431 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £18.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Luton - 9 £375 - 1
Bedford +4 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (44.74%) VMware
6 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 15 (39.47%) IIS
7 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
8 13 (34.21%) .NET
8 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
9 12 (31.58%) VB
9 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
9 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
9 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (31.58%) Confluence
9 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (28.95%) C#
11 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
11 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
11 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
12 9 (23.68%) Citrix
12 9 (23.68%) MCSE
12 9 (23.68%) JIRA
13 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
13 8 (21.05%) Cisco
13 8 (21.05%) vSphere
14 7 (18.42%) FinalBuilder

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) MS Exchange
4 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (7.89%) CMS
7 3 (7.89%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) Frame Relay
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) xDSL
5 1 (2.63%) MPLS
5 1 (2.63%) OSPF
5 1 (2.63%) BGP
5 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.63%) ATM
5 1 (2.63%) ISDN
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
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 4 (10.53%) Legal
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Configuration Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.16%) MSMQ
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
1 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.26%) CMDB
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) Change Control
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Network Design
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.63%) Network Management
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 12 (31.58%) VB
3 11 (28.95%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (23.68%) MCSE
3 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (13.16%) MCP
4 5 (13.16%) VCP5
5 4 (10.53%) MCSA
6 3 (7.89%) MCITP
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CCNA
8 1 (2.63%) MCTS
8 1 (2.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) vSphere
3 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.16%) Terminal Services
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.89%) XenApp
5 3 (7.89%) XenServer
6 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.16%) SCOM
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.89%) WSUS
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) VMware
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) CommVault
6 3 (7.89%) Wyse
6 3 (7.89%) Lotus
6 3 (7.89%) Intel
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) 3Com
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec
8 1 (2.63%) Websense
8 1 (2.63%) BT
8 1 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle