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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.81% 2.88% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 12.50% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £150 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
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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
39 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.16% 23.08% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 19
Average daily rate £450 £180 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £340 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +25.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.50 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (21.05%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) SAN
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (15.79%) SCCM
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
9 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (10.53%) iPad
9 2 (10.53%) ProCurve
9 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
1 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) IT Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
2 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) UML
2 2 (10.53%) SOA
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Mitel
4 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
4 2 (10.53%) ProCurve
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco