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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 9.84% 7.14% 8.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.51% 27.27% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 4
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£463 £355 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.28% +12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £415 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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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
59 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 32.24% 26.19% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 10
Average daily rate £463 £400 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.33 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 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 28 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (97.14%) VMware
3 21 (60.00%) Finance
3 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (54.29%) vSphere
5 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
5 18 (51.43%) SAN
6 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (48.57%) IIS
6 17 (48.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (45.71%) VMware ESX
8 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (37.14%) Citrix
9 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
10 12 (34.29%) Dell
10 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (31.43%) SUSE
11 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
11 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (31.43%) Linux
11 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
12 9 (25.71%) NetApp
12 9 (25.71%) EMC
12 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
13 8 (22.86%) XenApp
13 8 (22.86%) XenDesktop
13 8 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (22.86%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 17 (48.57%) IIS
2 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Project
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) SAN
2 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) OSPF
4 2 (5.71%) VLAN
4 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) ICT Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) X-Windows
2 3 (8.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Taxonomies
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (31.43%) SUSE
4 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (31.43%) Linux
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.29%) UNIX
7 3 (8.57%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 17 (48.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (20.00%) Workflow
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (17.14%) Software Deployment
3 6 (17.14%) Security Hardening
4 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Server Building
5 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) Validation
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.86%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) VBScript
2 5 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) MCSE
1 6 (17.14%) MCSA
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) MCSM
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (54.29%) vSphere
3 16 (45.71%) VMware ESX
4 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (22.86%) XenApp
6 8 (22.86%) XenDesktop
7 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) VMware
2 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (37.14%) Citrix
4 12 (34.29%) Dell
5 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
6 9 (25.71%) NetApp
6 9 (25.71%) EMC
7 7 (20.00%) AppSense
8 4 (11.43%) BMC
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco
9 1 (2.86%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage