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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 10 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.88% 6.67% 11.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 30.00% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Average daily rate
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£235 £394 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.31% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £349 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £439 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +7.50%
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 30.59% 22.22% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 19
Average daily rate £345 £313 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (85.00%) SAN
3 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (80.00%) VMware
4 15 (75.00%) VMware ESX
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) BladeLogic
6 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (45.00%) HP
7 9 (45.00%) IIS
8 8 (40.00%) Linux
8 8 (40.00%) EMC
8 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (40.00%) SUSE
8 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
8 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (40.00%) vSphere
8 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (35.00%) UNIX
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco
10 6 (30.00%) Clustering
11 5 (25.00%) AS400
11 5 (25.00%) BMC
11 5 (25.00%) Hitachi
11 5 (25.00%) Middleware
11 5 (25.00%) SLA
11 5 (25.00%) Dell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (45.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) 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 17 (85.00%) SAN
2 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) DMZ
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Hardware Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) AS400
3 4 (20.00%) Replication
3 4 (20.00%) Firmware
3 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
6 1 (5.00%) CMDB
6 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (40.00%) SUSE
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
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%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCSM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (75.00%) VMware ESX
3 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (40.00%) vSphere
5 4 (20.00%) SRDF
5 4 (20.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.00%) XenApp
7 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) HP
4 8 (40.00%) EMC
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 5 (25.00%) Dell
6 5 (25.00%) BMC
6 5 (25.00%) Hitachi
6 5 (25.00%) Brocade
7 4 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) Avaya
7 4 (20.00%) Symantec
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
8 2 (10.00%) Compaq
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
9 1 (5.00%) Intel
9 1 (5.00%) Wyse
9 1 (5.00%) AppSense