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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.57% 6.28% 5.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 35.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate £225 £450 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.47% 17.80% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 28
Average daily rate £235 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £227 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -36.84%
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 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 18 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -14 2 £225 -
Newmarket - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) SCCM
5 7 (41.18%) CCNA
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (41.18%) vSphere
6 6 (35.29%) XenApp
6 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) Clustering
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (23.53%) EMC
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) MCSE
8 4 (23.53%) MCITP
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
9 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) SAN
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
10 2 (11.76%) SLA
10 2 (11.76%) HP
10 2 (11.76%) Dell
10 2 (11.76%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CCNA
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 6 (35.29%) XenApp
4 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 2 (11.76%) CommVault
7 1 (5.88%) Brocade
7 1 (5.88%) Google
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya