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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 50 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.70% 2.21% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.55% 10.06% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 23
Average daily rate £238 £215 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £102 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £369 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £21.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% +68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
110 159 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.58% 21.99% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 75 86
Average daily rate £275 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £104 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.55 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Peterborough +17 10 £246 +136.77% 1
Cambridge -10 4 £225 -38.98% 2
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
4 15 (51.72%) VMware
5 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
6 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
10 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.69%) LAN
11 5 (17.24%) HP
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) ITIL
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (17.24%) Cisco
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
11 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
12 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (13.79%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) Documentum
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 6 (20.69%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) NAS
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) FileMaker
4 2 (6.90%) GIS
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) IT Manager
1 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) DBA
3 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Server Support
3 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.34%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (13.79%) Unix
8 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Change Control
4 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) ETL
6 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 3 (10.34%) MCSE
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) VCP5
4 3 (10.34%) VCP6
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) Avaya
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Dell
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Adobe
6 1 (3.45%) arcserve
6 1 (3.45%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle