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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 36 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.70% 3.13% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.42% 20.25% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
Average daily rate
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£160 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.35% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £173 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £436 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
53 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.02% 15.46% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 38
Average daily rate £308 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.09 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 5 £288 -32.35%
Bedford +4 3 £160 -13.51% 3
Dunstable 0 1 £130 -42.22%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (68.00%) VMware
4 15 (60.00%) Citrix
5 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
7 10 (40.00%) DNS
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (32.00%) DHCP
9 8 (32.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (24.00%) SAN
10 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (24.00%) XenApp
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (20.00%) Local Government
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (20.00%) Symantec
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.00%) VPN
11 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.00%) vSphere
12 4 (16.00%) WAN
12 4 (16.00%) LAN
12 4 (16.00%) MS Office
12 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
12 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
13 3 (12.00%) Mitel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) Lync
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (4.00%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 4 (16.00%) WAN
6 3 (12.00%) Firewall
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
7 2 (8.00%) OSPF
7 2 (8.00%) VRRP
7 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.00%) Internet
8 1 (4.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.00%) Server Patching
4 1 (4.00%) Process Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Document Management
4 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CCNA
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.00%) CCIE
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCDA
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.00%) MetaFrame
7 1 (4.00%) Firmware
7 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 15 (60.00%) Citrix
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Mitel
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Lotus
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Wyse
7 1 (4.00%) Metastorm
7 1 (4.00%) RightFax
7 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) CommVault
7 1 (4.00%) JDA
7 1 (4.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) Sun