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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 3.03% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 12.77% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£240 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £221 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £291 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.38 £23.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% +39.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.19
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -10.08%
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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
60 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.80% 23.74% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 25
Average daily rate £286 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) SAN
7 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (14.29%) Terminal Server
8 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 2 (14.29%) NAS
8 2 (14.29%) SCDPM
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) Symantec

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Server
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) SCDPM
2 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) HP