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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.95% 5.69% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.76% 23.56% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 16
Median daily rate £350 £230 £209
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% +10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £186 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £343 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -3.89%
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
137 174 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 22.24% 24.13% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 56
Median daily rate £400 £281 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £39.00 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 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 28 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -9 6 £325 -16.12% 2
Banbury +4 3 £394 +118.75%
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 22 (78.57%) VMware
4 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
5 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
7 8 (28.57%) Citrix
7 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.00%) vSphere
9 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 6 (21.43%) SCCM
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.86%) MCSE
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
10 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
10 5 (17.86%) XenApp
10 5 (17.86%) Skype for Business
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (14.29%) XenServer
11 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
11 4 (14.29%) Firewall
11 4 (14.29%) Workflow
11 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) Skype for Business
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.14%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
1 2 (7.14%) NuGet
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (7.14%) Subversion
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.14%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Support
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (78.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Workflow
2 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.14%) High Availability
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Scrum
3 2 (7.14%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.57%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) C++/CLI
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) RHCE
3 1 (3.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (25.00%) vSphere
5 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (17.86%) XenApp
7 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (14.29%) XenServer
8 1 (3.57%) Firmware
8 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.57%) vCloud
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) Check_MK
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) Perforce
7 1 (3.57%) AppSense
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat