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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 2.39% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 6.72% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £240 £269 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.69% +13.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
128 134 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.85% 35.64% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 90 57
Median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) WAN
4 7 (63.64%) MCSA
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) Dell
6 5 (45.45%) NetApp
6 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (45.45%) VCP5
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (45.45%) Migration
7 4 (36.36%) VCP6
7 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
7 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
7 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) MCSE
7 4 (36.36%) Unix
8 3 (27.27%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Server Support
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSA
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) VCP5
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) VCP6
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Dell
3 5 (45.45%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Cognos
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec