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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.60% 12.93% 11.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 45.45% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
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£104 £235 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.74% +11.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
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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
44 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 31.65% 28.45% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 8
Average daily rate £144 £235 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +49.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) MS Office
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) XenApp
8 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (26.67%) Lync
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) Avaya
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) MCSE
9 3 (20.00%) HP
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Lync
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
2 2 (13.33%) iPad
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) CAD
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Avaya
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) MobileIron
6 2 (13.33%) Google
6 2 (13.33%) Adobe
6 2 (13.33%) Mapinfo
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 2 (13.33%) Sophos
6 2 (13.33%) Wyse
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) Polycom