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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.60% 3.41% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.43% 12.32% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 5
Median daily rate £345 £260 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £256
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +8.70%
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
159 203 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.56% 27.69% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 131 44
Median daily rate £340 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £496 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -6 3 - - 1
Banbury +2 2 £363 -3.13% 1
Abingdon +1 1 £150 -39.39% 4
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) vSphere
8 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) SCOM
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
8 3 (15.00%) MCSE
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.00%) Nagios
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL

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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Support
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Server Support
6 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Change Management
2 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.00%) High Availability
2 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Network Design
2 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (5.00%) Release Management
2 1 (5.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (5.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) RHCE
3 1 (5.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) vSphere
6 2 (10.00%) XenApp
7 1 (5.00%) Firmware
7 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.00%) vCloud
7 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Check_MK
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard