The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 29 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 41 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.22% 1.45% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.29% 5.00% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £313 £314 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.39% +19.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £373 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £60.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.33% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 62 120 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 19.62% 28.92% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 62 40
Median daily rate £300 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +7.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Office 365
4 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) MCITP
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (25.00%) XenApp
7 4 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) Mimecast
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) Dell
9 2 (12.50%) Firewall

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 10 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) ADSL
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Office 365 Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Support
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCITP
2 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat