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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.00% 6.25% 6.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.85% 20.00% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £235 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -40.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £384 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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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
52 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 34.67% 31.25% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 9
Average daily rate £450 £345 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (96.88%) VMware
3 21 (65.63%) Finance
3 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
4 18 (56.25%) vSphere
5 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
6 16 (50.00%) IIS
6 16 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (50.00%) SAN
6 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (50.00%) VMware ESX
6 16 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (40.63%) Citrix
9 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (34.38%) Dell
11 10 (31.25%) Linux
11 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
11 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
11 10 (31.25%) SUSE
12 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
13 8 (25.00%) XenApp
13 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
13 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (25.00%) EMC
14 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
14 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) SAN
2 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) OSPF
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security
6 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) X-Windows
2 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Taxonomies
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (31.25%) SUSE
4 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (31.25%) Linux
5 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) UNIX
7 3 (9.38%) AIX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Software Deployment
3 6 (18.75%) Workflow
4 5 (15.63%) Security Hardening
5 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.25%) Server Building
7 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Network Management
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) VBScript
2 5 (15.63%) VB
3 2 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) MCSE
1 6 (18.75%) MCSA
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) MCSM
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 18 (56.25%) vSphere
3 16 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 14 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (25.00%) XenApp
6 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) BladeLogic
2 3 (9.38%) EdgeSight
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Citrix
4 11 (34.38%) Dell
5 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 8 (25.00%) EMC
7 7 (21.88%) NetApp
8 6 (18.75%) AppSense
9 4 (12.50%) BMC
10 1 (3.13%) HP
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle
10 1 (3.13%) IBM