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 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.03% 2.80% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.97% 11.11% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £290 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% +28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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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
78 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.67% 25.23% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 15 20
Average daily rate £400 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £190 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (61.54%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
6 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 9 (34.62%) SQL
7 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (30.77%) IIS
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco
11 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (19.23%) Icinga
11 5 (19.23%) Nagios
11 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Change Management
11 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
12 4 (15.38%) Migration
12 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
12 4 (15.38%) Lync
12 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (11.54%) Dell KACE
13 3 (11.54%) Ruckus Wireless
13 3 (11.54%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) IIS
2 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (15.38%) Lync
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Wireless
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.85%) Multicast
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Support
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
6 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.54%) CentOS
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
1 5 (19.23%) Icinga
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Dell
4 3 (11.54%) Altiris
4 3 (11.54%) Dell KACE
4 3 (11.54%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp