The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 28 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 45 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.82% 5.00% 7.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.82% 18.69% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 36
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £193 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £28.30 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
227 198 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.37% 26.76% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 70 99
Average daily rate £300 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 72
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £47.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
Cambridge +4 25 £205 -8.88% 8
Peterborough 0 10 £180 -19.10%
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 41 (58.57%) Windows 7
4 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
6 27 (38.57%) HP
6 27 (38.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (35.71%) ITIL
7 25 (35.71%) Firewall
8 24 (34.29%) Cisco
8 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
9 23 (32.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 20 (28.57%) Migration
11 20 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (27.14%) LAN
12 19 (27.14%) WAN
13 18 (25.71%) Citrix
14 15 (21.43%) Wireless
15 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
15 13 (18.57%) DNS
15 13 (18.57%) DHCP
16 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
16 12 (17.14%) MS Office
16 12 (17.14%) SAN
16 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
16 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (15.71%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 27 (38.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (32.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (10.00%) Lync
5 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Office
2 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.29%) CloudFront
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.71%) Firewall
2 19 (27.14%) LAN
2 19 (27.14%) WAN
3 15 (21.43%) Wireless
4 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.57%) DNS
4 13 (18.57%) DHCP
5 12 (17.14%) SAN
5 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (10.00%) VLAN
7 5 (7.14%) VoIP
8 3 (4.29%) NAS
8 3 (4.29%) VPN
9 2 (2.86%) ISDN
9 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.86%) SMS
9 2 (2.86%) SSL
9 2 (2.86%) MPLS
10 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MSBuild
1 5 (7.14%) JIRA
1 5 (7.14%) NUnit
1 5 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 5 (7.14%) Subversion
1 5 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.29%) AdminStudio
2 3 (4.29%) MSI
3 2 (2.86%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.43%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Technical Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Developer
4 10 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Technical Support
8 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Server Support
10 4 (5.71%) Consultant
10 4 (5.71%) Network Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Technical Design Consultant
11 3 (4.29%) Wintel Consultant
11 3 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
1 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
1 6 (8.57%) WCF
2 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (7.14%) REST
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) LINQ
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.14%) Kindle
2 5 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.71%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Windows 7
3 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Vista
7 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.71%) UNIX
8 4 (5.71%) Linux
9 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) ITIL
2 20 (28.57%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) Change Control
3 8 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.14%) MVC
5 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.29%) Network Management
6 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.29%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.43%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.43%) Project Management
7 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.43%) Validation
7 1 (1.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.00%) VBScript
2 7 (10.00%) VB
3 5 (7.14%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) Java
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.71%) MCSE
3 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCSA
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.00%) XenApp
5 6 (8.57%) XenServer
6 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (5.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.29%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
3 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) HP
2 24 (34.29%) Cisco
3 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (25.71%) Citrix
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
6 7 (10.00%) WatchGuard
7 6 (8.57%) Avaya
8 5 (7.14%) Polycom
8 5 (7.14%) Dell
9 4 (5.71%) IBM
10 3 (4.29%) AppSense
10 3 (4.29%) Mercator
10 3 (4.29%) CA
11 2 (2.86%) Altiris
11 2 (2.86%) Imperva
12 1 (1.43%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.43%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.43%) Exinda
12 1 (1.43%) Brocade
12 1 (1.43%) Mitel
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