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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.93% 4.22% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 29.63% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
Median daily rate £431 £236 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.53% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £157 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £321 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +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
45 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.66% 14.25% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 41
Median daily rate £350 £238 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £42.50 £35.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 30 May 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 2 - -
Dunstable +7 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Citrix
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) ITIL
7 7 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (33.33%) Backup Exec
7 7 (33.33%) XenApp
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (28.57%) Symantec
8 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) MS Office
9 5 (23.81%) VPN
9 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
10 4 (19.05%) Office 365
10 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (19.05%) vSphere
10 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (19.05%) MetaFrame
11 3 (14.29%) Lotus
11 3 (14.29%) LAN

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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
4 3 (14.29%) IBM Domino
4 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) OSPF
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) PC Support
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EPoS
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) High Availability
3 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) MetaFrame
4 4 (19.05%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (9.52%) XenServer
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Citrix
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) PlateSpin