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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.43% 13.59% 9.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.03% 32.56% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 1
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£350 £434 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.30% +70.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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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
39 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 27.86% 41.75% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 7
Average daily rate £388 £430 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +68.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +117.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 16 (66.67%) Finance
5 14 (58.33%) vSphere
6 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
7 12 (50.00%) SAN
7 12 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (41.67%) IIS
9 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
10 8 (33.33%) XenApp
10 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
10 8 (33.33%) Citrix
10 8 (33.33%) VMware ESX
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (29.17%) Workflow
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
11 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
11 7 (29.17%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (25.00%) SUSE
12 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (25.00%) MCSE
12 6 (25.00%) MCSA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
3 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 1 (4.17%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Investment Banking
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Taxonomies
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) SUSE
4 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Workflow
1 7 (29.17%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) MCSE
2 6 (25.00%) MCSA
3 4 (16.67%) MCSM
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCDA
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) HP AIS
4 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) vSphere
2 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (33.33%) XenApp
4 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 8 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Dell
4 6 (25.00%) EMC
4 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (25.00%) AppSense
5 5 (20.83%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) BMC
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Posted: 5 days ago