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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.36% 3.62% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.79% 26.42% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
Median daily rate £425 £160 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -45.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
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
56 53 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.28% 13.70% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 50
Median daily rate £350 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +27.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £26.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +6 7 £425 +47.82%
Bedford +4 2 £200 +25.00%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (44.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) HP
7 9 (36.00%) Dell
7 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (32.00%) Citrix
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) SCCM
10 6 (24.00%) vSphere
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco
10 6 (24.00%) Backup Exec
11 5 (20.00%) Firewall
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) MS Office
11 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
12 4 (16.00%) LAN
12 4 (16.00%) WAN
12 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Domino
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DHCP
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 3 (12.00%) SMTP
5 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
5 2 (8.00%) VRRP
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Collaboration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) PC Support
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (12.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
3 1 (4.00%) High Availability
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Logistics
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNA
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) vSphere
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 2 (8.00%) XenServer
6 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) Dell
5 8 (32.00%) Citrix
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.00%) IronPort
8 3 (12.00%) Lotus
9 2 (8.00%) Avaya
9 2 (8.00%) Mitel
9 2 (8.00%) Symantec
10 1 (4.00%) PlateSpin