The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 Suffolk 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.79% 2.56% 10.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.66% 14.29% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.39% -49.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £133 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 28 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 27.55% 17.95% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 10 28
Average daily rate £213 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £117 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £421 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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
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 July 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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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 -2 14 £200 - 2
Lowestoft - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (45.45%) SCCM
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) SAN
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) MS Office
8 3 (13.64%) LAN
8 3 (13.64%) WAN
8 3 (13.64%) ARCserve
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco
8 3 (13.64%) Intel
8 3 (13.64%) Terminal Services
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
9 2 (9.09%) Clustering
9 2 (9.09%) WSUS
9 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (9.09%) Mitel
9 2 (9.09%) MCITP
9 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
9 2 (9.09%) ProCurve
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (36.36%) Support Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) DBA
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Terminal Services
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) ARCserve
3 2 (9.09%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Intel
3 2 (9.09%) Mitel
3 2 (9.09%) ProCurve
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
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