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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.56% 2.97% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.93% 13.33% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -47.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £281 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
67 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.18% 22.26% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 30
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 £125 £150 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.20 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 7 £275 - 3
Luton -9 1 £425 +183.33% 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) Citrix
3 14 (58.33%) VMware
4 12 (50.00%) MS Office
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (41.67%) Lotus
6 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
6 10 (41.67%) Lotus Domino
7 9 (37.50%) IBM Notes
8 8 (33.33%) SLA
8 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (29.17%) DHCP
9 7 (29.17%) DNS
10 6 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (25.00%) VPN
10 6 (25.00%) ITIL
10 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (20.83%) SecurID
11 5 (20.83%) Network Design
12 4 (16.67%) Wireless
12 4 (16.67%) XenApp
12 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.67%) SQL
12 4 (16.67%) VoIP
12 4 (16.67%) Cisco
12 4 (16.67%) Symantec
12 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (41.67%) Lotus Domino
2 9 (37.50%) IBM Notes
3 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (12.50%) IIS
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DHCP
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) VoIP
4 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) BGP
6 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall
6 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.17%) SMTP
6 1 (4.17%) ATM
6 1 (4.17%) ISDN
6 1 (4.17%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) SecurID
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (12.50%) XenServer
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Citrix
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Lotus
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Websense
6 1 (4.17%) BT
6 1 (4.17%) Wyse
6 1 (4.17%) 3Com
6 1 (4.17%) Civica
6 1 (4.17%) Brocade
6 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) CommVault
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp