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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 39 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.43% 1.65% 5.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 6.19% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate
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£269 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £142 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £354 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
132 97 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.68% 26.72% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 55 27
Average daily rate £325 £388 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +33.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 29
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.60 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (50.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Office 365
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (15.00%) CCNA
10 3 (15.00%) HP
10 3 (15.00%) EMC
10 3 (15.00%) ITIL
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) NetApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Lync
5 2 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) WMI
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Lotus
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) F5