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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.64% 2.42% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 9.59% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £325 £284 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% +30.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £238 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £404 £252
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £312 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.04% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -15.00%
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
78 73 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.85% 25.26% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 35
Median daily rate £350 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £405 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +279.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
5 10 (55.56%) vSphere
6 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
7 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
8 7 (38.89%) Migration
9 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
9 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (27.78%) XenApp
10 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
10 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
10 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
10 5 (27.78%) Linux
10 5 (27.78%) Citrix
10 5 (27.78%) DHCP
10 5 (27.78%) DNS
10 5 (27.78%) NetApp
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 4 (22.22%) SCCM
11 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
12 3 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) IaaS
2 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) Skype
3 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (5.56%) Server Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Storage Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) BYOD
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Design
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) High Availability
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
7 1 (5.56%) Server Patching
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) vSphere
3 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) XenApp
5 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) AppDNA
3 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
3 3 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec