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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 24 13
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.57% 2.24% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.79% 7.32% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £231 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 - £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
19 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 22.62% 30.60% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 20
Average daily rate £263 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +101.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) WMI
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware