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 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 18 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 5.11% 8.19% 5.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.15% 32.56% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £251 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £283 £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £23.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% +40.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
47 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 26.70% 25.15% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Average daily rate £170 £198 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% -51.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £100 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.20 £25.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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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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 +1 3 £350 +42.85% 1
Great Yarmouth - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) MCITP
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) WSUS
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco
9 2 (12.50%) MCP
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
9 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
1 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (31.25%) MCITP
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense