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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.56% 9.56% 8.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 38.24% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Average daily rate
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£100 £235 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.44% +11.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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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
56 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.90% 25.00% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 10
Average daily rate £163 £235 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £183 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Lync
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (30.77%) Avaya
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) SCCM
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
1 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Lync
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Avaya
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Polycom