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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 6.45% - 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.26% - 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£120 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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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
43 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 27.74% 13.66% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Average daily rate £198 £180 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £152 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) MS Office
7 7 (35.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) Lync
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) Change Control
10 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco
10 4 (20.00%) Avaya

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (25.00%) Lync
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Avaya
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) Polycom