The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.11% 4.51% 4.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.72% 17.22% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 3
Average daily rate
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£190 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £178 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £15.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
144 151 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 21.65% 26.22% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 77
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -39.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 8 £306 +11.36% 5
Peterborough -9 5 £104 -55.74% 1
Huntingdon -4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (56.41%) MS Exchange
5 18 (46.15%) Citrix
5 18 (46.15%) VMware
6 15 (38.46%) MS Office
6 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (28.21%) SCCM
9 11 (28.21%) ITIL
10 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (25.64%) HP
11 9 (23.08%) Cisco
11 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
12 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (20.51%) DNS
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (20.51%) Migration
13 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (17.95%) DHCP
13 7 (17.95%) VPN
13 7 (17.95%) LAN
13 7 (17.95%) WAN
13 7 (17.95%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 22 (56.41%) MS Exchange
2 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (17.95%) Lync
6 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
2 8 (20.51%) DNS
3 7 (17.95%) DHCP
3 7 (17.95%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) LAN
3 7 (17.95%) WAN
4 6 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.13%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Military
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) MSMQ
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.69%) iPad
3 3 (7.69%) iPhone
4 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.38%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.26%) UNIX
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.69%) CAD
5 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.95%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (7.69%) MCP
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (5.13%) MCDST
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.82%) XenApp
4 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.69%) Nagios
3 3 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (5.13%) WMI
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) Citrix
2 18 (46.15%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) HP
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) Avaya
6 4 (10.26%) McAfee
7 3 (7.69%) Wyse
7 3 (7.69%) Google
7 3 (7.69%) Adobe
7 3 (7.69%) Sophos
7 3 (7.69%) Clearswift
7 3 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.69%) Mapinfo
7 3 (7.69%) Remedy
7 3 (7.69%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.13%) Polycom
8 2 (5.13%) Dell
8 2 (5.13%) Lotus