The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.72% 4.17% 6.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 19.15% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £360 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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 Suffolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 26.42% 21.76% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 17
Average daily rate £250 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £138 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Ipswich +3 8 £213 -22.72% 3
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) Sophos
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) SCCM
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) MCP
8 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) VPN
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) SLA
8 2 (11.11%) Apple
8 2 (11.11%) WSUS
8 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Assistant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Sophos
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
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