The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Luton 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.57% 5.00% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.71% 17.39% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 17.77% 28.75% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 5
Average daily rate £425 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £225 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £91.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -84.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
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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 1 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) IIS
2 7 (63.64%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) VB
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) Artifactory
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 3 (27.27%) MSMQ
6 3 (27.27%) Log4Net
6 3 (27.27%) CMDB
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Retail

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) IIS
2 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) NAS
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
3 3 (27.27%) Artifactory
3 3 (27.27%) Log4Net
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) MSMQ
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) VB
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix