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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.19% 1.99% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 12.90% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£263 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
Windows Server 2008
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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
21 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.64% 15.42% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 10
Average daily rate £275 £239 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% -26.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) VPN
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle
8 2 (20.00%) IIS
8 2 (20.00%) SAN
9 1 (10.00%) CommVault
9 1 (10.00%) JDA
9 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
9 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
9 1 (10.00%) Sun
9 1 (10.00%) SLA
9 1 (10.00%) Internet
9 1 (10.00%) Middleware
9 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
9 1 (10.00%) Process Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TeleForm
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) ADSL
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Process Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
3 1 (10.00%) JDA
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) Wyse
3 1 (10.00%) Metastorm
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) RightFax
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel