The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 45 32
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 7 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.44% 1.41% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 4.90% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 17
Median daily rate £189 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.23% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £306 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £384 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 116 143 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.94% 28.77% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 111
Median daily rate £338 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor 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 in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 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 25 March 2017. 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 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 4 £150 - 1
Bicester - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) DNS
5 10 (37.04%) ITIL
5 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
5 10 (37.04%) VMware
6 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (33.33%) vSphere
7 8 (29.63%) Citrix
7 8 (29.63%) Migration
7 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
8 7 (25.93%) SCCM
8 7 (25.93%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (22.22%) XenApp
9 6 (22.22%) Office 365
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
10 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
10 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
10 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange

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 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (22.22%) Office 365
3 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) DHCP
3 4 (14.81%) Skype
4 3 (11.11%) DMARC
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) SMTP
4 3 (11.11%) VoIP
5 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Citrix Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) IT Support
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) WAP
3 1 (3.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) BYOD
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) CCTV
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) EPoS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
4 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
8 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.70%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) CentOS
9 1 (3.70%) HPUX
9 1 (3.70%) Solaris
9 1 (3.70%) SUSE
9 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Migration
3 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Design
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.70%) Personalization
7 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) MCSE
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) RHCE
3 1 (3.70%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) vSphere
3 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (22.22%) XenApp
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
6 3 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
8 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (14.81%) AppDNA
3 4 (14.81%) EdgeSight
3 4 (14.81%) SCOM
4 3 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
5 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Ansible
6 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.70%) Puppet
6 1 (3.70%) SmoothWall
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Apple
4 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Sophos
5 3 (11.11%) Clearswift
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard