The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 11 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 10.91% 5.26% 3.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 25.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£286 £341 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +196.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £309 £318
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +8.97%
Windows Server 2008
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 27.27% 21.05% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Average daily rate £175 £341 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.71% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £675 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
3 9 (81.82%) VMware
3 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) IaaS
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (27.27%) PKI
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
1 3 (27.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) UAG
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco