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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 27 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.21% 4.90% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 28.57% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Average daily rate
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£256 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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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
33 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.15% 17.16% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 14
Average daily rate £350 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +46.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £15.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Luton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (14.29%) XenApp
8 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (14.29%) SLA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Business One
1 1 (7.14%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) ADSL
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) Mitel
6 1 (7.14%) RightFax
6 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) JDA
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Wyse
6 1 (7.14%) Metastorm