The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank - 25 10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 1.20% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 6.25% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate - £425 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +129.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Windows Server 2008
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.77% 19.28% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £328 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.54 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+274.33% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £13.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Luton region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Luton region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO27002
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto