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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 54 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.13% 0.92% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.31% 3.45% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Median daily rate £255 £300 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £284 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £460 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +12.67%

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
111 145 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.85% 26.80% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 109 85
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £139 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 31
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.00 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Witney - 3 £350 -
Oxford +1 1 £260 -33.33%
Bicester - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
4 13 (44.83%) VMware
5 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (37.93%) DNS
6 11 (37.93%) ITIL
7 10 (34.48%) vSphere
7 10 (34.48%) Windows 10
8 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
8 9 (31.03%) SCCM
8 9 (31.03%) Citrix
8 9 (31.03%) Migration
9 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
9 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) XenApp
10 7 (24.14%) Office 365
10 7 (24.14%) Linux
10 7 (24.14%) DHCP
11 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
11 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
12 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
12 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (17.24%) NetApp

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 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (24.14%) Office 365
3 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) Skype
4 3 (10.34%) DMARC
4 3 (10.34%) SMTP
5 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.45%) NuGet
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (10.34%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) BYOD
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server
4 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (34.48%) Windows 10
6 7 (24.14%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.45%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
4 4 (13.79%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (13.79%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Design
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.45%) Release Management
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) C++/CLI
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) RHCE
2 1 (3.45%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) vSphere
3 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (24.14%) XenApp
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
7 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (13.79%) AppDNA
3 4 (13.79%) EdgeSight
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
4 3 (10.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) Clearswift
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) Sophos
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) Aruba
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) CommVault
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Perforce
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
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