The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Ipswich region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.11% 3.37% 1.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 25.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.33% 13.48% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 17
Average daily rate £235 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Suffolk

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 24 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
4 5 (45.45%) Clustering
4 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) EMC
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
6 3 (27.27%) vSphere
6 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (18.18%) XenApp
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) CommVault
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Dell
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
8 1 (9.09%) IBM
8 1 (9.09%) Oracle

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CCNA
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) CommVault
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle