The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Croydon 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 9 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 15.09% 7.69% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.04% 41.67% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate £438 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £300
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
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 12 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 44.34% 18.46% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 26
Average daily rate £450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -14.81%
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 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) SAN
3 18 (90.00%) VMware
4 17 (85.00%) VMware ESX
4 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
7 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (50.00%) vSphere
8 10 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (50.00%) SUSE
8 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
8 10 (50.00%) Linux
9 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (45.00%) Citrix
10 8 (40.00%) BladeLogic
11 7 (35.00%) XenApp
11 7 (35.00%) Cisco
11 7 (35.00%) IIS
12 6 (30.00%) EMC
12 6 (30.00%) HP
12 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (30.00%) Clustering
13 5 (25.00%) AppSense
13 5 (25.00%) Brocade
13 5 (25.00%) Release Management
13 5 (25.00%) Wyse
13 5 (25.00%) NetScaler

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) DMZ
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Administrator
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Support
6 2 (10.00%) Hardware Technician
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Network Support
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Firmware
2 4 (20.00%) Replication
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (50.00%) SUSE
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) VMware ESX
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (50.00%) vSphere
5 7 (35.00%) XenApp
6 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (20.00%) SRDF
7 4 (20.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) EMC
5 6 (30.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) AppSense
6 5 (25.00%) Brocade
6 5 (25.00%) Wyse
6 5 (25.00%) Intel
6 5 (25.00%) Hitachi
6 5 (25.00%) Symantec
7 4 (20.00%) Avaya
7 4 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
8 3 (15.00%) BMC
9 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
9 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (5.00%) Dell