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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.20% 1.61% 8.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.38% 8.82% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 7
Average daily rate
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£195 £263 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £263 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
65 34 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 27.31% 18.28% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 32
Average daily rate £350 £245 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -27.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £372 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -46.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Ipswich 0 8 £204 -
Lowestoft - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) SCCM
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) ARCserve
7 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Intel
7 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (9.52%) Cognos
8 2 (9.52%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
8 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco
8 2 (9.52%) HP
8 2 (9.52%) Mitel
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (38.10%) Support Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (4.76%) Administrator
8 1 (4.76%) Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) UML
3 1 (4.76%) SOA
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) MVC
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Data Governance
3 1 (4.76%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) ARCserve
3 2 (9.52%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Intel
3 2 (9.52%) Mitel
3 2 (9.52%) ProCurve
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Cognos
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle