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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 14 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.56% 3.77% 7.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.95% 12.17% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 15
Average daily rate
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£216 £188 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -41.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £368 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 - £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
141 115 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.76% 31.00% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 41 74
Average daily rate £350 £280 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £158 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 55
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.51 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 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 17 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Citrix
3 23 (47.92%) Firewall
4 21 (43.75%) WatchGuard
5 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
6 18 (37.50%) VLAN
7 17 (35.42%) XenServer
8 16 (33.33%) Cisco
8 16 (33.33%) ITIL
8 16 (33.33%) VoIP
9 15 (31.25%) ISO 9001
9 15 (31.25%) Kindle
9 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
11 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
11 11 (22.92%) DNS
12 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
12 10 (20.83%) DHCP
12 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
12 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.83%) SCCM
13 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (18.75%) MS Office
13 9 (18.75%) Windows 8
14 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (16.67%) SAN
15 7 (14.58%) LAN
15 7 (14.58%) WAN
15 7 (14.58%) VPN
16 6 (12.50%) SSL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
2 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.25%) CloudFront
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (47.92%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) VLAN
3 16 (33.33%) VoIP
4 11 (22.92%) DNS
5 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 10 (20.83%) DHCP
6 8 (16.67%) SAN
7 7 (14.58%) LAN
7 7 (14.58%) WAN
7 7 (14.58%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) SSL
8 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 6 (12.50%) ISDN
8 6 (12.50%) MPLS
9 3 (6.25%) IPv6
9 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (4.17%) SMS
11 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.08%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) CruiseControl
1 5 (10.42%) Subversion
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
1 5 (10.42%) NUnit
1 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
1 5 (10.42%) MSBuild
2 3 (6.25%) MSI
2 3 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Server Support
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Support
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (10.42%) WCF
1 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
1 5 (10.42%) REST
2 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Kindle
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) MVC
2 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.08%) Validation
5 1 (2.08%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) VBScript
3 4 (8.33%) VB
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) MCSE
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) MCDST
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.08%) CCIE
2 1 (2.08%) CCNP
2 1 (2.08%) CCIP
2 1 (2.08%) CCNA
2 1 (2.08%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (35.42%) XenServer
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.25%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Citrix
2 21 (43.75%) WatchGuard
3 16 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.50%) Imperva
6 5 (10.42%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (6.25%) AppSense
8 3 (6.25%) VMware
9 2 (4.17%) Mitel
10 1 (2.08%) Juniper
10 1 (2.08%) Dell
10 1 (2.08%) Nortel
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