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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.72% 5.00% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 16.67% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
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£425 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-14.53% +10.25%
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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
40 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 18.87% 30.00% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 9
Average daily rate £425 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) IIS
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 8 (57.14%) VB
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (57.14%) Confluence
3 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
6 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (35.71%) FinalBuilder
7 4 (28.57%) MSMQ
7 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 4 (28.57%) Log4Net
7 4 (28.57%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) CMS
8 3 (21.43%) VMware

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 9 (64.29%) IIS
2 8 (57.14%) Confluence
3 3 (21.43%) CMS
3 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (35.71%) FinalBuilder
3 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
4 4 (28.57%) Log4Net
5 3 (21.43%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
1 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) MSMQ
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) VB
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) CommVault
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) Wyse