The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Peterborough 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 15 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 8.55% 7.69% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.39% 25.49% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£180 £223 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.04% 30.18% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 5
Average daily rate £175 £223 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £95 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £287 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 11
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 £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows Server 2008
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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 22 July 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (86.67%) MS Exchange
5 23 (76.67%) Windows 7
5 23 (76.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (73.33%) HP
6 22 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (70.00%) Hyper-V
8 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
8 19 (63.33%) Cisco
8 19 (63.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (60.00%) ITIL
10 16 (53.33%) Firewall
11 15 (50.00%) Wireless
11 15 (50.00%) Migration
12 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (30.00%) LAN
13 9 (30.00%) WAN
14 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
14 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (26.67%) Change Control
15 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (20.00%) SAN
16 6 (20.00%) VMware
17 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 5 (16.67%) DHCP
17 5 (16.67%) DNS
17 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 26 (86.67%) MS Exchange
2 23 (76.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) Lync
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) Wireless
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (30.00%) LAN
4 9 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (20.00%) SAN
6 5 (16.67%) DNS
6 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.00%) NAS
9 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
9 1 (3.33%) Intranet
9 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Design Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) PC Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (76.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.00%) UNIX
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) ITIL
2 15 (50.00%) Migration
3 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (26.67%) Change Control
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) MCSA
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.33%) XenApp
5 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) HP
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) CA
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) Mercator
7 2 (6.67%) Altiris
7 2 (6.67%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Polycom
8 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.33%) Exinda