The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
London / Croydon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 35 8
Rank change year-on-year +9 -27  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.84% 1.10% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 6.67% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 17
Median daily rate £383 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £369 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £311 £310
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 33 45 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 20.25% 16.54% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 37
Median daily rate £468 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Croydon over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor 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 in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Croydon

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco
6 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
6 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (45.45%) High Availability
7 5 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (45.45%) Server Building
7 5 (45.45%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (45.45%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (45.45%) WAN
7 5 (45.45%) VPN
7 5 (45.45%) SSL
7 5 (45.45%) Unix
7 5 (45.45%) MPLS
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (45.45%) Firewall
7 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
7 5 (45.45%) VLAN
7 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
7 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) MPLS
1 5 (45.45%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (45.45%) SSL
1 5 (45.45%) VLAN
1 5 (45.45%) VPN
1 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
3 1 (9.09%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Mac Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
1 5 (45.45%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (9.09%) Android
7 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Server Building
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) CCIE
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) CCNP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCITP
2 4 (36.36%) MCP
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Terminal Services
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (9.09%) Remedy
6 1 (9.09%) Veeam