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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 41 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.19% 2.10% 9.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.56% 9.90% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 20
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£300 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £254 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £343 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
194 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.95% 21.22% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 27 41
Average daily rate £340 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £88 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +6 20 £300 +1.69% 3
Banbury - 3 £375 -
Abingdon - 2 £345 - 2
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (65.85%) VMware
4 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
5 21 (51.22%) PowerShell
6 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
6 20 (48.78%) SQL
7 16 (39.02%) IIS
7 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (36.59%) ITIL
9 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
10 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (17.07%) Cisco
12 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
13 6 (14.63%) vSphere
13 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
13 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 6 (14.63%) HP
13 6 (14.63%) VMware ESX
14 5 (12.20%) Change Management
14 5 (12.20%) Migration
14 5 (12.20%) Nagios
14 5 (12.20%) Lync
14 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (12.20%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (12.20%) Icinga
14 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
14 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
15 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (39.02%) IIS
2 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
3 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.20%) Lync
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.32%) WordPress
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Wireless
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) NAS
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Support Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) 3rd Line Support
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Support Analyst
4 12 (29.27%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (24.39%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (19.51%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (19.51%) Systems Support
6 8 (19.51%) Applications Support
6 8 (19.51%) Systems Support Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Applications Support Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Web Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) IT Support
8 3 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Exchange Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.32%) CentOS
6 3 (7.32%) Linux
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
2 5 (12.20%) Change Management
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
3 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) PowerShell
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) MCP
2 1 (2.44%) CCNA
2 1 (2.44%) CCDA
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware ESX
2 6 (14.63%) vSphere
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Nagios
1 5 (12.20%) Icinga
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
3 3 (7.32%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 6 (14.63%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) NetApp
5 3 (7.32%) Altiris
5 3 (7.32%) Dell KACE
5 3 (7.32%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) Sophos
7 1 (2.44%) Lotus
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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