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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 2.64% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.15% 13.33% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate £225 £369 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.98% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
65 60 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.81% 19.80% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 50
Average daily rate £278 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £155 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 13
Average hourly rate £38.13 £46.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) Unix
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) NetApp
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) MCSE
7 3 (30.00%) MCSA
7 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Dell
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (30.00%) VCP6
7 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (30.00%) VCP5
7 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Puppet
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
1 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) MCSA
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) VCP5
1 3 (30.00%) VCP6
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle