The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 22 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.04% 3.93% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 15.45% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.95% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £336 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
Windows Server 2008
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
163 123 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 22.54% 25.41% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 51 73
Average daily rate £400 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.30 £25.00
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 Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -18 7 £425 +46.55% 2
Banbury - 3 £450 -
Kidlington - 1 £190 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (72.41%) VMware
3 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 27 (46.55%) PowerShell
6 26 (44.83%) SQL
7 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
8 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
9 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
9 16 (27.59%) IIS
10 15 (25.86%) ITIL
10 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
10 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (20.69%) SCCM
12 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
13 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
14 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
14 9 (15.52%) Cisco
14 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
15 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
15 8 (13.79%) vSphere
16 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
16 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (12.07%) Change Management
16 7 (12.07%) HP
17 6 (10.34%) Python

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (27.59%) IIS
2 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.62%) Lync
6 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Wireless
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) VoIP
3 2 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) Multicast
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) SSDT
2 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
1 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.34%) WinDbg
2 6 (10.34%) MSBuild
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (10.34%) Subversion
2 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
2 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 19 (32.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (32.76%) Analyst
3 16 (27.59%) Support Analyst
4 13 (22.41%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (18.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 9 (15.52%) Systems Support
7 9 (15.52%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (13.79%) Applications Support
8 8 (13.79%) Systems Support Analyst
9 7 (12.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (10.34%) Administrator
10 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (10.34%) Server Administrator
11 5 (8.62%) Applications Support Engineer
11 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (8.62%) Web Engineer
12 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.17%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.72%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.17%) CentOS
8 2 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.07%) Change Management
3 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.34%) Scrum
4 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.62%) Data Analysis
5 5 (8.62%) Migration
6 1 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.72%) Validation
6 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.72%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.72%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) PowerShell
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) Python
3 6 (10.34%) C++/CLI
3 6 (10.34%) C#
3 6 (10.34%) C++
3 6 (10.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCITP
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) CCNA
3 1 (1.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (13.79%) vSphere
5 6 (10.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.72%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 5 (8.62%) Icinga
2 5 (8.62%) Nagios
2 5 (8.62%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) VMware
2 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Cisco
4 7 (12.07%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle
5 6 (10.34%) Perforce
6 5 (8.62%) Symantec
7 4 (6.90%) NetApp
7 4 (6.90%) Apple
8 3 (5.17%) Altiris
8 3 (5.17%) Dell KACE
8 3 (5.17%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (5.17%) Citrix
8 3 (5.17%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) EMC
9 1 (1.72%) Juniper
9 1 (1.72%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.72%) Sophos
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