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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.93% 1.75% 6.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.94% 7.02% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£260 £175 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -48.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £139 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £195 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -17.07%
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
87 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.28% 24.89% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 17 22
Average daily rate £375 £188 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £115 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £378 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 7
Average hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.66 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
5 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) IIS
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
9 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (21.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (21.74%) Icinga
9 5 (21.74%) Change Management
9 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
9 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
9 5 (21.74%) Nagios
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) Wireless
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (17.39%) Lync
11 3 (13.04%) vSphere
11 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (34.78%) IIS
3 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (17.39%) Lync
5 3 (13.04%) WordPress
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) Multicast
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Systems Engineer
1 8 (34.78%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Support
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) ICT Officer
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) CentOS
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
2 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Nagios
1 5 (21.74%) Icinga
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Dell
4 3 (13.04%) Altiris
4 3 (13.04%) Dell KACE
4 3 (13.04%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp