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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.65% 6.86% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 27.27% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
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
36 44 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 23.38% 25.14% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 4
Average daily rate £420 £219 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.00% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.38 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
7 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
7 2 (18.18%) ARCserve
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
7 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Intel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
1 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) ARCserve
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
3 2 (18.18%) Intel
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco