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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 12 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.28% 2.13% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 7.14% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
Average daily rate £214 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 - £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
33 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 22.76% 29.79% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 27
Average daily rate £215 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Ipswich +12 3 £231 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
5 10 (58.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
5 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
6 9 (52.94%) DNS
6 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (52.94%) DHCP
6 9 (52.94%) Software Licensing
7 8 (47.06%) VMware
7 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (47.06%) IIS
7 8 (47.06%) SQL
8 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
8 6 (35.29%) Firewall
8 6 (35.29%) VoIP
8 6 (35.29%) SAN
8 6 (35.29%) Office 365
8 6 (35.29%) NAS
8 6 (35.29%) iSCSI
8 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (23.53%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) Scrum
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) iSCSI
3 6 (35.29%) NAS
3 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 9 (52.94%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Support
3 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Server Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Support
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (52.94%) Software Licensing
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com