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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 55 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.04% 0.92% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.02% 3.23% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
Median daily rate £218 £314 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.67% +25.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £255 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £373 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 £52.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.80% +204.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 122 186 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.63% 28.66% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 102 81
Median daily rate £275 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +8 6 £275 -12.35% 1
Peterborough +1 2 £324 -
Huntingdon - 1 £140 - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
4 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
6 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (37.50%) VMware
8 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
9 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (31.25%) Office 365
9 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
10 9 (28.13%) MCSE
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (28.13%) Project Management
10 9 (28.13%) Skype for Business
11 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.00%) DNS
12 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
12 7 (21.88%) DHCP
12 7 (21.88%) Linux
12 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (21.88%) Migration
12 7 (21.88%) JSP 440
12 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
13 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
13 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
13 6 (18.75%) MCITP
13 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) Skype for Business
3 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) Firewall
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) ADSL
5 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) IT Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) IT Support
3 5 (15.63%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Office 365 Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) System Design Authority
4 4 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
4 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (21.88%) Linux
6 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.13%) Android
9 1 (3.13%) CentOS
9 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) Requirements Management
4 5 (15.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
6 1 (3.13%) Information Management
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) MCSE
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) MCITP
5 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) JSP 440
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
3 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Apple
6 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) IBM