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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.89% 1.35% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.06% 6.90% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£110 £215 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £215 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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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
64 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 34.78% 19.59% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 18
Average daily rate £158 £215 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.74% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £160 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) MS Office
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Lync
5 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Avaya
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 2 (13.33%) SQL
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) Smartphone

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (40.00%) Lync
1 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) CA