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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.61% 3.89% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.46% 19.23% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate £419 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
65 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.58% 20.21% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 34
Average daily rate £388 £380 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 4 £450 +63.63% 6
Dunstable - 4 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (80.65%) Windows Server
3 24 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (67.74%) VMware
5 20 (64.52%) Citrix
6 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
7 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
8 14 (45.16%) ITIL
8 14 (45.16%) XenApp
9 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (38.71%) vSphere
11 11 (35.48%) PowerShell
11 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
12 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
13 9 (29.03%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
14 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (22.58%) DNS
15 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
16 6 (19.35%) Backup Exec
16 6 (19.35%) SQL
16 6 (19.35%) Migration
17 5 (16.13%) Symantec
17 5 (16.13%) NetApp
17 5 (16.13%) Clustering
17 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (16.13%) Office 365
17 5 (16.13%) Data Centre

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) VPN
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) OSPF
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) VRRP
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Administrator
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Support
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Clustering
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) FlexPod
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Windows Server
3 24 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) Security Patching
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Server Building
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.23%) Presales
6 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) SIEM
6 1 (3.23%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) VB
4 3 (9.68%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) MCSA
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.45%) MCITP
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) VCP5
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) ISO27002
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) XenApp
3 12 (38.71%) vSphere
4 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (12.90%) MetaFrame
7 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) VMware
2 20 (64.52%) Citrix
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
4 5 (16.13%) Symantec
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco
5 4 (12.90%) Intel
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Mitel
8 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
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