The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk 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 7 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 15.15% 9.39% 6.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 26.14% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 3
Average daily rate
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£175 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £250 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £137.50 £26.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+428.84% +36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Norfolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
75 88 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 37.88% 35.92% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 10
Average daily rate £175 £225 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £102.50 £26.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.79% +39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £23.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £30.00 £26.00
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 Norfolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Norfolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Norfolk region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Norfolk region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich 0 4 £175 -22.22%
Thetford - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (97.14%) VMware
3 27 (77.14%) Citrix
4 25 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (68.57%) SAN
6 23 (65.71%) SQL
6 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
7 22 (62.86%) Xen
7 22 (62.86%) SAP
7 22 (62.86%) CRM
7 22 (62.86%) Symantec
7 22 (62.86%) Backup Exec
8 21 (60.00%) SharePoint
8 21 (60.00%) Hitachi
8 21 (60.00%) HP
8 21 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
10 18 (51.43%) SLA
11 17 (48.57%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
13 11 (31.43%) SAP CRM
14 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
16 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 5 (14.29%) Degree
17 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 5 (14.29%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 21 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (48.57%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
4 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (8.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (31.43%) SAP CRM
3 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 24 (68.57%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) IPv4
3 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 4 (11.43%) VLAN
4 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Server Support
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Support
5 3 (8.57%) Server Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.43%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) CRM
2 4 (11.43%) Process Management
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) Server Building
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.86%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) HNC
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (51.43%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Xen
2 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) XenServer
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) VMware
2 27 (77.14%) Citrix
3 22 (62.86%) Symantec
3 22 (62.86%) SAP
4 21 (60.00%) HP
4 21 (60.00%) Hitachi
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) Veeam
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle