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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.24% 2.82% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.82% 15.38% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £212 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.88% 18.31% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 20
Average daily rate £213 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £9.38 £10.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.80 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 30 July 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Intel
6 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
6 3 (18.75%) ARCserve
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
7 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (12.50%) WSUS
7 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (12.50%) Mitel
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) Cognos
7 2 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) ARCserve
3 2 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Intel
3 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
3 2 (12.50%) Mitel
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle