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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.65% 4.04% 7.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.00% 15.69% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
Average daily rate
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£343 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £343 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -11.53%
Windows Server 2008
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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
100 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.09% 25.76% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 25
Average daily rate £340 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £95 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) IIS
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (22.22%) Lync
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (16.67%) Change Management
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco
8 3 (16.67%) VCP4
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (11.11%) Icinga
9 2 (11.11%) Citrix
9 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.11%) DHCP
9 2 (11.11%) Nagios
9 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (27.78%) IIS
4 4 (22.22%) Lync
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) Web Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Build Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Server Support
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VCP4
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Icinga
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
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