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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.19% 3.77% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.68% 20.00% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £344 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £305 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
62 60 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.63% 18.87% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 49
Median daily rate £425 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +80.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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
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 26 February 2017. 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 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 - 3 - -
Dunstable -4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (25.00%) XenApp
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 2 (16.67%) VPN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) SMTP
8 2 (16.67%) Symantec

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 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 2 (16.67%) SMTP
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Portfolio Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Portfolio Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCSP
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel