The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London 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 11 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 Docklands, London 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 5.26% 1.03% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.58% 5.41% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£545 £331 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.52% -26.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £286 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £376 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £319 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 16.67% 18.97% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 19
Average daily rate £540 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £240 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Docklands, London region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Docklands, London region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
4 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (14.29%) NAS
5 1 (14.29%) WSUS
5 1 (14.29%) Market Risk

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) SUSE
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault