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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.56% 4.84% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 13.74% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £333 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 131 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.56% 35.22% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 70
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 24 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) SCOM
4 3 (25.00%) Brocade
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) IIS
6 1 (8.33%) SMS
6 1 (8.33%) SSL
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) SMS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Network Design
1 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense
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