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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -20 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.67% 4.36% 4.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.34% 28.00% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Median daily rate £155 £425 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.52% +79.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 58 50 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.16% 15.58% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 34
Median daily rate £380 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 2 - -
Bedford - 2 £155 - 2
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) VPN
5 6 (60.00%) DHCP
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) Google
7 4 (40.00%) vSphere
8 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (30.00%) Lotus
8 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
8 3 (30.00%) VoIP
9 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (20.00%) SQL
9 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (20.00%) HP
9 2 (20.00%) Dell
9 2 (20.00%) CCNA
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco
9 2 (20.00%) McAfee

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) G Suite
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VRRP
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Network Support
1 2 (20.00%) PC Support
1 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCIP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCSP
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Google
4 3 (30.00%) Lotus
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Mitel
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