The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 0.59% 2.03% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 14.29% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £215 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 28 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 22.49% 14.21% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 24
Median daily rate £225 £231 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Suffolk

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) Acronis
2 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Acronis
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft