Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 38 28
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.19% 3.51% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.80% 18.80% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 15
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.73% -21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £138
90th Percentile £192 £438 £450
East of England median daily rate £273 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -22.14% +3.70% +40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -62.16%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year -21.21% -41.59% +11.88%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 153 117 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.34% 18.69% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 77 60
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £112
90th Percentile £513 £493 £489
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 32
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £30.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -54.51% +136.75%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.30 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.47 £44.16 £50.24
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 7 £130 -35.00%
Dunstable -3 2 - -
Luton -12 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (66.67%) XenApp
5 10 (66.67%) vSphere
5 10 (66.67%) Google
6 9 (60.00%) DNS
6 9 (60.00%) Citrix
7 8 (53.33%) VPN
7 8 (53.33%) DHCP
7 8 (53.33%) ITIL
8 7 (46.67%) VoIP
8 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (46.67%) McAfee
8 7 (46.67%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (33.33%) G Suite
10 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (13.33%) LAN
11 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 1 (6.67%) SQL
11 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
11 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
11 1 (6.67%) HP
11 1 (6.67%) Dell

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) G Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) PC Support
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) EPoS Manager
5 1 (6.67%) EPoS Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior PC Support
5 1 (6.67%) PC Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Project Office Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) vSphere
2 10 (66.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Google
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec