The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.08% 11.30% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 31.71% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
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£440 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.11% 35.65% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 17
Average daily rate £400 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £319 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) Dell
3 6 (66.67%) IIS
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
5 4 (44.44%) BladeLogic
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) BMC
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (44.44%) SUSE
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) AIX
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) EMC
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) AS400
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Systems Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) SUSE
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCDA
1 1 (11.11%) HP AIS
1 1 (11.11%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) BladeLogic
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) Dell
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) BMC
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft