The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf 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 Canary Wharf 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 - 46 42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf - 0.56% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 5.41% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 37 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 19.48% 10.45% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 46
Average daily rate £600 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
London

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Canary Wharf region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Replication
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Hedge funds
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) OLAP
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) UNIX
6 1 (16.67%) VBA
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Apache

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) DataStage
2 1 (16.67%) QualityStage
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Basel II
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) MOM
2 1 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) DataFlux
3 1 (16.67%) Talend