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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.35% 4.95% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.55% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£160 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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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
53 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 31.18% 29.70% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 6
Average daily rate £425 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £137 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 December 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) ProCurve
6 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (16.67%) iPad
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Mitel
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Support Assistant
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Architect
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Assistant
2 2 (16.67%) IT Assistant
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 2 (16.67%) Master Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) UML
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Mitel
3 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 2 (16.67%) ProCurve
4 1 (8.33%) Intel
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco