The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.11% 3.54% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.81% 13.46% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £239 £198 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.88% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £236 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.16% 26.26% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 21
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £24.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 3 £239 - 1
Bedford - 1 - - 5
Dunstable - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (53.33%) HP
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) SLA
5 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) vSphere
8 4 (26.67%) XenApp
8 4 (26.67%) WSUS
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) McAfee
9 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Log4Net
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) PC Support
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) SecurID
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) VMS
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) WSUS
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Websense
5 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam