The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Norfolk region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 10.49% 6.70% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.56% 36.11% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate £225 £225 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 39.51% 18.56% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 22
Average daily rate £250 £225 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £100 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £225 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.38 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.10 £28.00 £21.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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 April 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 April 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
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Norwich +4 9 £225 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (67.86%) SCCM
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
6 12 (42.86%) Firewall
7 10 (35.71%) Migration
7 10 (35.71%) Windows 8
7 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 9 (32.14%) SQL
9 8 (28.57%) VBScript
9 8 (28.57%) VMware
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) vSphere
10 7 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (21.43%) Becrypt
11 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco
12 5 (17.86%) HP
12 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
13 4 (14.29%) XenApp
13 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (14.29%) Citrix
13 4 (14.29%) VoIP
13 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (14.29%) SAN
13 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
14 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (14.29%) VoIP
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
1 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Server Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XHTML
2 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Celerra
2 2 (7.14%) CLARiiON
2 2 (7.14%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) OOD
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) SAS Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) vSphere
3 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (67.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco
3 6 (21.43%) Becrypt
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) CommVault
8 1 (3.57%) Sophos
8 1 (3.57%) AppSense