The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 28 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.86% 4.35% 8.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.18% 17.78% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 32
Average daily rate
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£200 £219 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £188 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 90 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.54% 24.46% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 30 80
Average daily rate £350 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
Cambridgeshire

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
4 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (33.33%) Firewall
6 10 (30.30%) WatchGuard
6 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
6 10 (30.30%) VLAN
7 9 (27.27%) XenServer
7 9 (27.27%) ITIL
8 8 (24.24%) VoIP
8 8 (24.24%) ISO 9001
8 8 (24.24%) DHCP
8 8 (24.24%) DNS
8 8 (24.24%) Cisco
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) SCCM
8 8 (24.24%) Kindle
9 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.21%) MS Office
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
10 6 (18.18%) SAN
11 5 (15.15%) MVC
11 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 5 (15.15%) Web Services
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.15%) Java
11 5 (15.15%) C#

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (9.09%) CloudFront
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (30.30%) VLAN
3 8 (24.24%) DNS
3 8 (24.24%) VoIP
3 8 (24.24%) DHCP
4 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.18%) SAN
6 5 (15.15%) WAN
6 5 (15.15%) LAN
7 2 (6.06%) SMS
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
7 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) IPv6
7 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (6.06%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) NUnit
1 5 (15.15%) CruiseControl
1 5 (15.15%) Subversion
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
1 5 (15.15%) MSBuild
2 3 (9.09%) AdminStudio
2 3 (9.09%) MSI
3 2 (6.06%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Server Support
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Support
5 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Server Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Packager
6 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
1 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
1 5 (15.15%) WCF
1 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (15.15%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Kindle
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) MVC
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.03%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VBScript
3 4 (12.12%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) XenServer
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.06%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Citrix
2 10 (30.30%) WatchGuard
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) AppSense
5 2 (6.06%) Imperva
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Nortel
6 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.03%) Mitel
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