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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.53% 1.04% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.43% 3.75% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £175 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £291 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Windows Server 2008
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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
70 80 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.15% 27.78% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 52
Average daily rate £315 £385 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £42.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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
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 5 March 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (52.94%) Citrix
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (29.41%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco
9 4 (23.53%) DHCP
9 4 (23.53%) HP
9 4 (23.53%) SAN
9 4 (23.53%) Linux
9 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
10 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (17.65%) MCSE
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) NetApp
11 2 (11.76%) Lotus
11 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
11 2 (11.76%) ITIL
11 2 (11.76%) UNIX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (11.76%) Lync
6 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Kindle
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) XenServer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) WMI
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) Lotus
6 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint