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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.89% 3.37% 5.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.40% 13.33% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 10
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£210 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £280 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £399 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £25.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
134 120 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.19% 25.26% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 38
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +7 8 £220 -20.00% 12
Abingdon - 2 £235 - 6
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
4 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
5 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) VMware
6 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
6 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
6 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
9 7 (18.92%) Cisco
10 6 (16.22%) SAN
10 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (13.51%) Office 365
11 5 (13.51%) Migration
11 5 (13.51%) Symantec
12 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
12 4 (10.81%) ITIL
12 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
12 4 (10.81%) iPhone
13 3 (8.11%) SCCM
13 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
13 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
13 3 (8.11%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) SAS
5 1 (2.70%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) COM
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) iPhone
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
4 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.41%) Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Migration
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) OCA
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.70%) ACSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCTS
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) XenServer
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) MIIS
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Avaya
4 3 (8.11%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
5 1 (2.70%) Meru Networks
5 1 (2.70%) Sophos
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