The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.20% 5.41% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 17.99% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £203 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.97% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £248 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
Windows Server 2008
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 139 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.87% 30.09% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 33
Average daily rate £338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.10 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (36.84%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) Office 365
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) SAN
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (15.79%) HP
10 3 (15.79%) EMC
10 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (15.79%) IIS
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) NetApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) IIS
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.53%) Lync
6 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) IPv4
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam
7 1 (5.26%) F5
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