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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 55 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.90% 2.73% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.81% 10.88% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 11
Median daily rate £359 £290 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.70% +39.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.11% +15.37%
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
144 193 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.57% 25.06% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 56
Median daily rate £364 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.15 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Banbury +4 5 £363 -19.27%
Oxford -2 4 £375 +17.18% 2
Abingdon +4 2 £205 +36.66% 2
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (83.33%) VMware
4 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
8 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
8 7 (29.17%) vSphere
9 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.83%) MCSE
10 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (20.83%) XenApp
11 4 (16.67%) XenServer
11 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
11 4 (16.67%) SCCM
11 4 (16.67%) DNS
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) Workflow
12 3 (12.50%) Migration
12 3 (12.50%) Banking

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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) MCSE
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) RHCE
3 1 (4.17%) RHCSA
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) vSphere
4 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (20.83%) XenApp
6 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (16.67%) XenServer
7 1 (4.17%) Firmware
7 1 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.17%) vCloud
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) Check_MK
3 2 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat