The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 19 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.91% 5.54% 5.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.57% 23.89% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 8
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£210 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 - £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 - £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 113 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.10% 23.20% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 73 33
Average daily rate £300 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £148 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.21 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
South East

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +2 6 £290 +28.88% 5
Abingdon -3 2 £235 +62.06% 2
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 12 (38.71%) VMware
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco
8 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
9 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
10 5 (16.13%) Office 365
11 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
11 4 (12.90%) iPhone
11 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
11 4 (12.90%) MS Office
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
12 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
12 3 (9.68%) Apple
12 3 (9.68%) Symantec
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
12 3 (9.68%) Avaya
12 3 (9.68%) SAN
12 3 (9.68%) HP
12 3 (9.68%) LAN
12 3 (9.68%) Replication

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) Lync
5 1 (3.23%) SAS
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) iPhone
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
4 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) Mac OS
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.45%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) OCA
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.23%) ACSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCTS
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) CCENT
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.45%) MIIS
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) Avaya
4 3 (9.68%) Apple
4 3 (9.68%) Symantec
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam
5 1 (3.23%) Meru Networks
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