The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.78% 5.99% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 22.73% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £575 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Windows Server 2008
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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 Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.98% 26.35% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 22
Average daily rate £200 £225 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +64.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Documentum
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Kofax
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Robotics
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Documentum
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (33.33%) Robotics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Prism
1 2 (33.33%) Kofax
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft