The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick 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 16 April 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 Gatwick 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 5 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 4.76% 13.16% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 50.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £585 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +143.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 14.29% 26.32% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Average daily rate - £585 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +127.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
West Sussex

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Windows Server 2008
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Server Support
2 2 (50.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco