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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% 5.08% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 17.76% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Average daily rate - £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
86 107 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.58% 28.61% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 18
Average daily rate £305 £348 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +98.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £9.70 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
1 1 (16.67%) Secure Coding
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
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