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 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.54% 5.09% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.54% 19.71% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 12
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£230 £210 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -45.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £177 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £278 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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
173 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.57% 25.85% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 65
Average daily rate £281 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -19 7 £388 +76.13% 1
Banbury - 4 £180 -
Wallingford - 1 £238 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (84.21%) VMware
3 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
4 32 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 27 (47.37%) Windows 7
7 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
9 16 (28.07%) SQL
10 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
10 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
10 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
11 13 (22.81%) .NET
12 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
13 11 (19.30%) Backup Exec
13 11 (19.30%) Apple
13 11 (19.30%) Symantec
13 11 (19.30%) Windows 8
14 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (17.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
14 10 (17.54%) DNS
14 10 (17.54%) Client/Server
14 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
15 9 (15.79%) ITIL
15 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (15.79%) SCCM
16 8 (14.04%) Wireless
16 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) IIS
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.77%) Lync
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.26%) WordPress
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) DNS
2 8 (14.04%) Wireless
3 7 (12.28%) Firewall
4 6 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (8.77%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (8.77%) Skype
5 5 (8.77%) WebEx
6 4 (7.02%) SAN
7 3 (5.26%) WAN
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
8 2 (3.51%) Internet
8 2 (3.51%) VoIP
8 2 (3.51%) NAS
9 1 (1.75%) Multicast
9 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.75%) LAN
9 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) SSDT
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
1 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.53%) WinDbg
2 6 (10.53%) MSBuild
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (10.53%) Subversion
2 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
2 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Support Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Support Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (19.30%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
7 8 (14.04%) Server Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Web Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Administrator
9 6 (10.53%) Applications Support
9 6 (10.53%) Server Administrator
9 6 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (8.77%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.26%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.77%) Linux
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.26%) CentOS
7 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
3 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.53%) Scrum
3 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Network Design
4 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.02%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) Server Building
7 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.75%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.75%) Validation
7 1 (1.75%) Migration
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.53%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) C++/CLI
3 6 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) C++
3 6 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) CCNA
3 6 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (3.51%) MCSA
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) CCENT
5 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.75%) ACSA
5 1 (1.75%) MCTS
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.77%) vSphere
5 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.26%) XenApp
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Backup Exec
2 10 (17.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (15.79%) SCCM
4 2 (3.51%) SCOM
4 2 (3.51%) Icinga
4 2 (3.51%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (84.21%) VMware
2 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) Apple
3 11 (19.30%) Symantec
4 8 (14.04%) Cisco
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
5 6 (10.53%) NetApp
5 6 (10.53%) Perforce
6 5 (8.77%) SonicWALL
6 5 (8.77%) Polycom
6 5 (8.77%) Tandberg
6 5 (8.77%) HP
6 5 (8.77%) Aerohive Networks
6 5 (8.77%) QNAP
7 4 (7.02%) Spiceworks
8 3 (5.26%) Dell KACE
8 3 (5.26%) Dell
8 3 (5.26%) Ruckus Wireless
8 3 (5.26%) Altiris
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