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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.52% 1.12% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 6.06% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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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
45 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 27.61% 18.44% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 2
Average daily rate £245 £235 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £138 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £19.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 21 April 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) ARCserve
6 2 (16.67%) Sophos
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Intel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Assistant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Assistant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Assistant
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) ARCserve
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) Intel
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds