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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.42% 3.95% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.70% 10.57% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £170 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £12.25 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.51% +53.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Windows Server 2008
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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
92 123 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.88% 37.39% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 45
Average daily rate £180 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 27
Average hourly rate £41.75 £25.53 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.56% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.75 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Firewall
3 23 (50.00%) Citrix
4 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
4 21 (45.65%) WatchGuard
5 18 (39.13%) VLAN
6 17 (36.96%) XenServer
7 16 (34.78%) Cisco
7 16 (34.78%) VoIP
8 15 (32.61%) ISO 9001
8 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
8 15 (32.61%) ITIL
8 15 (32.61%) Kindle
8 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
11 10 (21.74%) DNS
12 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
13 8 (17.39%) SCCM
13 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.39%) VPN
13 8 (17.39%) DHCP
13 8 (17.39%) MS Office
14 7 (15.22%) WAN
14 7 (15.22%) LAN
14 7 (15.22%) SAN
14 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (15.22%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 18 (39.13%) VLAN
3 16 (34.78%) VoIP
4 10 (21.74%) DNS
5 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 8 (17.39%) VPN
5 8 (17.39%) DHCP
6 7 (15.22%) WAN
6 7 (15.22%) LAN
6 7 (15.22%) SAN
7 6 (13.04%) MPLS
7 6 (13.04%) Ethernet
7 6 (13.04%) SSL
7 6 (13.04%) ISDN
8 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.35%) IPv6
9 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
1 3 (6.52%) NUnit
1 3 (6.52%) CruiseControl
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
1 3 (6.52%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Server Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Server Support
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Developer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Support
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (4.35%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) WCF
2 3 (6.52%) REST
2 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Kindle
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.87%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) UNIX
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (6.52%) MVC
2 3 (6.52%) Migration
2 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.17%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) MCSE
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) MCDST
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CCIE
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) CCIP
3 1 (2.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.96%) XenServer
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 3 (6.52%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.35%) WMI
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Citrix
2 21 (45.65%) WatchGuard
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
4 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.04%) Imperva
6 5 (10.87%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.70%) VMware
7 4 (8.70%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Mitel
8 2 (4.35%) McAfee
8 2 (4.35%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) Nortel
9 1 (2.17%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle