The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.62% 2.84% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.59% 13.51% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £275 £293 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% +32.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
Windows Server 2008
Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
91 74 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.53% 21.02% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 50 22
Median daily rate £350 £345 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +16.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +1.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (20.00%) XenApp
8 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (10.00%) Release Management
9 1 (10.00%) SCCM
9 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 1 (10.00%) XenServer
9 1 (10.00%) NAS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec