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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 25 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.31% 1.51% 6.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.69% 6.82% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Average daily rate
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£220 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.25 - £20.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 - £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 - £22.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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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
51 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.07% 22.11% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 26
Average daily rate £286 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.21% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.25 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
8 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (12.50%) Replication
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) SAN
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
9 1 (6.25%) Lync

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
1 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos
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