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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.57% 3.79% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.18% 12.84% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 24
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£200 £281 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £188 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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
153 109 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.29% 29.54% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 42 81
Average daily rate £350 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Citrix
3 20 (44.44%) Firewall
4 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (40.00%) WatchGuard
5 16 (35.56%) VLAN
6 15 (33.33%) XenServer
6 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
7 14 (31.11%) ITIL
7 14 (31.11%) VoIP
7 14 (31.11%) Cisco
8 13 (28.89%) ISO 9001
8 13 (28.89%) Kindle
9 11 (24.44%) DNS
9 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
10 10 (22.22%) SCCM
10 10 (22.22%) DHCP
10 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 9 (20.00%) MS Office
11 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (20.00%) Windows 8
12 8 (17.78%) SAN
13 7 (15.56%) WAN
13 7 (15.56%) LAN
13 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.33%) VPN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (6.67%) CloudFront
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) VLAN
3 14 (31.11%) VoIP
4 11 (24.44%) DNS
5 10 (22.22%) DHCP
5 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 8 (17.78%) SAN
7 7 (15.56%) WAN
7 7 (15.56%) LAN
8 6 (13.33%) VPN
9 5 (11.11%) Ethernet
9 5 (11.11%) MPLS
9 5 (11.11%) SSL
9 5 (11.11%) ISDN
10 3 (6.67%) IPv6
10 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (4.44%) SMS
12 1 (2.22%) Multicast
12 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) NUnit
1 5 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 5 (11.11%) Subversion
1 5 (11.11%) JIRA
1 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 5 (11.11%) MSBuild
2 3 (6.67%) AdminStudio
2 3 (6.67%) MSI
3 2 (4.44%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Server Support
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Support
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) Server Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
1 5 (11.11%) WCF
1 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Kindle
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.44%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.11%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) VBScript
3 4 (8.89%) VB
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) MCSE
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) MCSD
2 1 (2.22%) MCDST
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE
2 1 (2.22%) CCNP
2 1 (2.22%) CCIP
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (33.33%) XenServer
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) SCVMM
3 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 3 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Citrix
2 18 (40.00%) WatchGuard
3 14 (31.11%) Cisco
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.11%) Imperva
6 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.89%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) VMware
7 3 (6.67%) AppSense
8 2 (4.44%) Mitel
9 1 (2.22%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Nortel
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