The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 18 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.28% 4.08% 6.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 24.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Median daily rate - £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +61.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 Luton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22 25 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 14.10% 17.01% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 14
Median daily rate £480 £374 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.42% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £45.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Collaboration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus