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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 37 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.02% 3.54% 6.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.59% 26.09% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 10
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£338 £431 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +31.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
61 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.35% 13.58% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 43
Average daily rate £330 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.20 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +11 6 £256 -39.70%
Bedford +6 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
3 20 (64.52%) VMware
4 19 (61.29%) Citrix
5 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
7 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (35.48%) DNS
8 11 (35.48%) ITIL
8 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
9 9 (29.03%) DHCP
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco
10 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (22.58%) XenApp
11 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (19.35%) Local Government
11 6 (19.35%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (19.35%) SAN
12 5 (16.13%) Symantec
12 5 (16.13%) VPN
12 5 (16.13%) WAN
12 5 (16.13%) LAN
12 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (16.13%) Firewall
12 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (12.90%) vSphere
13 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (19.35%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (3.23%) Lync
7 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.23%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DNS
2 9 (29.03%) DHCP
3 6 (19.35%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) Firewall
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) VLAN
5 3 (9.68%) OSPF
5 3 (9.68%) VRRP
5 3 (9.68%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) ADSL
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (19.35%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.23%) Server Patching
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) SIEM
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.23%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CCNA
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) CCDA
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (22.58%) XenApp
3 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.23%) MetaFrame
7 1 (3.23%) Firmware
7 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) VMware
2 19 (61.29%) Citrix
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) Symantec
6 4 (12.90%) Mitel
6 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
8 2 (6.45%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) Lotus
9 1 (3.23%) Wyse
9 1 (3.23%) Metastorm
9 1 (3.23%) RightFax
9 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (3.23%) EMC
9 1 (3.23%) CommVault
9 1 (3.23%) JDA
9 1 (3.23%) SAP
9 1 (3.23%) Sun
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