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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 52 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.93% 1.71% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 7.28% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate £300 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £312 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £324 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
145 151 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.05% 23.45% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 33
Average daily rate £325 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £24.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 3 £390 - 2
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
3 25 (75.76%) VMware
4 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
5 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
7 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
8 10 (30.30%) DNS
8 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.21%) Apple
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (18.18%) CCNA
10 6 (18.18%) Citrix
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco
10 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.18%) MCSE
10 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.18%) Firewall
10 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
11 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
11 5 (15.15%) Office 365
11 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
11 5 (15.15%) Wireless
11 5 (15.15%) Windows Vista
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) .NET
11 5 (15.15%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) DHCP
3 5 (15.15%) Wireless
4 4 (12.12%) Skype
4 4 (12.12%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 4 (12.12%) WebEx
4 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.09%) Internet
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) Junos
7 1 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
7 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.06%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (24.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Server Support
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
8 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 2 (6.06%) Network Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
3 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Vista
8 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.03%) Linux
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Network Design
3 2 (6.06%) ITSM
3 2 (6.06%) Server Building
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
3 2 (6.06%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) Data Management
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Release Management
4 1 (3.03%) Secure Coding
4 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.03%) System Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ACSA
4 1 (3.03%) CCENT
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.03%) HP APS
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) MCTS
4 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
6 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Apple
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 6 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (12.12%) Aerohive Networks
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
5 4 (12.12%) Polycom
5 4 (12.12%) QNAP
5 4 (12.12%) SonicWALL
5 4 (12.12%) Tandberg
6 3 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) Spiceworks
6 3 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) Remedy
7 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.06%) WatchGuard