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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.59% 13.73% 12.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 32.56% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £430 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +68.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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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
48 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.57% 42.16% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 7
Average daily rate £350 £430 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 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 22 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (96.43%) VMware
3 19 (67.86%) Finance
4 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
6 16 (57.14%) vSphere
7 14 (50.00%) SAN
8 13 (46.43%) VMware ESX
8 13 (46.43%) IIS
8 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (39.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (39.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (32.14%) Citrix
11 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
11 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
12 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (28.57%) XenApp
12 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
12 8 (28.57%) SUSE
12 8 (28.57%) Dell
12 8 (28.57%) ITIL
12 8 (28.57%) Linux
12 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
13 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (25.00%) Workflow
13 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (25.00%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 13 (46.43%) IIS
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 4 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) SAN
2 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (10.71%) DHCP
6 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 2 (7.14%) WAN
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall
7 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Taxonomies
3 2 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (28.57%) SUSE
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (10.71%) UNIX
6 2 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Root Cause Analysis
1 11 (39.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) Workflow
3 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Design
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) R
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
2 2 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (21.43%) MCSE
2 6 (21.43%) MCSA
3 4 (14.29%) MCSM
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) CCDA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) HP AIS
4 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (57.14%) vSphere
3 13 (46.43%) VMware ESX
3 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (28.57%) XenApp
5 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) EdgeSight
1 4 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
4 8 (28.57%) Dell
4 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
5 6 (21.43%) AppSense
6 5 (17.86%) NetApp
7 3 (10.71%) BMC
8 2 (7.14%) HP
9 1 (3.57%) Oracle
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco