The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 18 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.58% 2.10% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 11.90% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£225 £233 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Windows Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.43% 17.65% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 4
Average daily rate £225 £215 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
3 17 (80.95%) Windows 7
3 17 (80.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (57.14%) HP
5 12 (57.14%) Cisco
5 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
7 10 (47.62%) ITIL
7 10 (47.62%) Firewall
7 10 (47.62%) Wireless
8 8 (38.10%) Migration
8 8 (38.10%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (38.10%) Change Control
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 5 (23.81%) LAN
10 5 (23.81%) WAN
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
11 4 (19.05%) VMware
11 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
12 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 3 (14.29%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
1 17 (80.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
1 10 (47.62%) Wireless
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) Technical Support
4 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
7 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) PC Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (80.95%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (38.10%) Change Control
3 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) ARCserve
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris
6 1 (4.76%) Polycom
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