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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.17% 5.63% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 23.21% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 12
Median daily rate £313 £230 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.86% +6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
181 168 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.23% 24.24% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 112 65
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 23
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 11 £325 +11.11% 2
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (78.13%) VMware
4 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
4 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
5 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
6 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (34.38%) vSphere
8 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
9 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.00%) Migration
11 7 (21.88%) Citrix
11 7 (21.88%) ITIL
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
12 6 (18.75%) SCCM
12 6 (18.75%) Finance
12 6 (18.75%) NetApp
13 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
13 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
13 5 (15.63%) Linux
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
13 5 (15.63%) XenApp
13 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
13 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
14 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines

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 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SSDT
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
1 2 (6.25%) NuGet
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Back Office
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Support
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.13%) Unix
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
7 1 (3.13%) Change Management
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) C++/CLI
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (34.38%) vSphere
4 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (15.63%) XenApp
5 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
6 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (12.50%) XenServer
7 1 (3.13%) Firmware
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Check_MK
3 2 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) NetApp
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
6 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) Perforce
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) Avaya
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.13%) IBM