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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.31% 1.10% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.22% 3.57% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £260 £390 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
45 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.15% 30.77% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 62 39
Median daily rate £375 £300 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 20
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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
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 19 February 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (57.14%) vSphere
5 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) Migration
6 6 (42.86%) DHCP
6 6 (42.86%) DNS
6 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
7 5 (35.71%) NetApp
7 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
8 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
8 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) XenApp
8 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
9 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
9 3 (21.43%) Office 365
9 3 (21.43%) AppDNA

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 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (21.43%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) Server Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) BYOD
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Design
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) High Availability
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 8 (57.14%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 3 (21.43%) AppDNA
3 3 (21.43%) EdgeSight
3 3 (21.43%) SCOM
4 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Sophos
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Veritas