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 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.93% 4.50% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.33% 14.59% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 18
Average daily rate
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£148 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £207 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £355 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.52%
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
203 185 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 25.89% 30.83% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 94 84
Average daily rate £190 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £176 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 57
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.27% -58.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 2014.

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
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 17 December 2014. 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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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
Peterborough +4 10 £120 -44.18% 2
Cambridge -4 9 £225 -4.25%
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Active Directory
3 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
4 29 (39.19%) Citrix
5 27 (36.49%) Firewall
6 26 (35.14%) Windows 7
7 25 (33.78%) MS Exchange
8 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (31.08%) MS Office
10 21 (28.38%) ITIL
10 21 (28.38%) WAN
10 21 (28.38%) LAN
10 21 (28.38%) TCP/IP
10 21 (28.38%) WatchGuard
11 18 (24.32%) Cisco
11 18 (24.32%) VLAN
11 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (22.97%) XenServer
13 16 (21.62%) VoIP
13 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
14 15 (20.27%) ISO 9001
14 15 (20.27%) DNS
14 15 (20.27%) Kindle
14 15 (20.27%) SCCM
15 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
15 14 (18.92%) VMware
16 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (17.57%) DHCP
17 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
17 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 25 (33.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (14.86%) Lync
5 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) MS Office
2 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) CloudFront
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.49%) Firewall
2 21 (28.38%) WAN
2 21 (28.38%) LAN
2 21 (28.38%) TCP/IP
3 18 (24.32%) VLAN
4 16 (21.62%) VoIP
5 15 (20.27%) DNS
6 13 (17.57%) DHCP
7 11 (14.86%) VPN
8 10 (13.51%) SAN
9 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 6 (8.11%) ISDN
9 6 (8.11%) SSL
9 6 (8.11%) MPLS
10 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.70%) IPv6
11 1 (1.35%) Wireless
11 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) MySQL
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MSBuild
1 4 (5.41%) CruiseControl
1 4 (5.41%) Subversion
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
1 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
1 4 (5.41%) NUnit
2 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.35%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Server Support
8 4 (5.41%) Developer
8 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.05%) Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Server Support Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Support
9 3 (4.05%) IT Support
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) REST
2 4 (5.41%) WCF
2 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Kindle
2 10 (13.51%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (9.46%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.05%) Replication
5 3 (4.05%) Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.05%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows 7
3 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.46%) Linux
7 4 (5.41%) UNIX
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (5.41%) MVC
2 4 (5.41%) Migration
2 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
2 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.05%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.35%) Project Management
4 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (1.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.35%) Network Management
4 1 (1.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.35%) Change Control
4 1 (1.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.16%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) Java
3 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.76%) MCSE
1 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) MCDST
2 2 (2.70%) CCNA
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) CCIP
3 1 (1.35%) MCSD
3 1 (1.35%) MCSA
3 1 (1.35%) MCTS
3 1 (1.35%) MCITP
3 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.97%) XenServer
3 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.70%) XenApp
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) Firmware
7 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.05%) Nagios
3 3 (4.05%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.70%) WMI
5 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.35%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.19%) Citrix
3 21 (28.38%) WatchGuard
4 18 (24.32%) Cisco
5 14 (18.92%) VMware
6 10 (13.51%) Avaya
6 10 (13.51%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Polycom
8 6 (8.11%) Imperva
9 5 (6.76%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.41%) McAfee
11 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.05%) Clearswift
11 3 (4.05%) Dell
12 2 (2.70%) IBM
12 2 (2.70%) Lotus
12 2 (2.70%) Mitel
13 1 (1.35%) CA
13 1 (1.35%) Juniper
13 1 (1.35%) Nortel