The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.45% 1.28% 5.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 3.75% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Median daily rate £150 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 80 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 17.82% 34.04% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 63
Median daily rate £385 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
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 £10.00 £13.10 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) MS Office
5 4 (44.44%) Sophos
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Apple
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) SCOM
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) AppDNA
6 3 (33.33%) vSphere
6 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Skype
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Officer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Officer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) BYOD
2 2 (22.22%) CCTV
2 2 (22.22%) EPoS
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Design
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) MCTS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) AppDNA
1 3 (33.33%) EdgeSight
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Sophos
3 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas