Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 80 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.18% 1.31% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.70% 5.77% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £313 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% -18.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £265 £242 £168
90th Percentile £408 £388 £435
East of England median daily rate £288 £273 £344
% change year-on-year +5.50% -20.73% +19.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £9.50
East of England median hourly rate £26.90 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +106.92% -21.21% -29.79%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 298 312 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.02% 22.77% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 118 128
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £112 £200 £105
90th Percentile £513 £486 £512
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 27
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03% +110.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.63 £9.15
90th Percentile £48.00 £51.25 £44.95
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -9.59%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -8 6 £369 +13.46% 4
Peterborough +5 5 £300 +15.38% 3
Ely - 3 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (50.00%) DHCP
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (35.71%) Firewall
8 5 (35.71%) HP
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
9 4 (28.57%) MCSA
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 4 (28.57%) WSUS
10 3 (21.43%) Aruba
10 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 3 (21.43%) Office 365
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 3 (21.43%) VPN
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) NFS
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Aruba
6 2 (14.29%) Dell
6 2 (14.29%) IBM