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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.49% 3.79% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.88% 11.49% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £150 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £10.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+360.00% -71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
81 87 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.23% 32.95% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 53
Average daily rate £188 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £700 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 24
Average hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Citrix
3 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (46.67%) Firewall
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (40.00%) WatchGuard
7 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (30.00%) XenServer
8 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (30.00%) VLAN
8 9 (30.00%) VoIP
9 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) Kindle
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) MS Office
11 6 (20.00%) VPN
11 6 (20.00%) DNS
11 6 (20.00%) SAN
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 4 (13.33%) SCCM
13 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
13 4 (13.33%) Windows 7

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) VLAN
2 9 (30.00%) VoIP
3 6 (20.00%) VPN
3 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 6 (20.00%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) SSL
4 4 (13.33%) DHCP
4 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) ISDN
4 4 (13.33%) MPLS
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) IPv6
6 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.33%) Multicast
6 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) IT Support
3 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Kindle
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.67%) UNIX
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) MCSE
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCDST
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCSD
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) CCIP
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) XenServer
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.67%) WMI
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Citrix
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) WatchGuard
3 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (13.33%) Imperva
6 3 (10.00%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Lotus
7 2 (6.67%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Clearswift
8 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel
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