The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.50% 4.17% 3.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.77% 17.65% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £200 £170 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -39.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £139 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £307 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +12.12%
Windows Server 2008
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
88 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 30.45% 23.61% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 38
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £18.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -37.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.70 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 8 (30.77%) Citrix
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 7 (26.92%) NetApp
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) SAN
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 6 (23.08%) HP
9 6 (23.08%) Migration
10 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
10 5 (19.23%) Clustering
11 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (15.38%) vSphere
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (11.54%) Server Building
12 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
12 3 (11.54%) Office 365
12 3 (11.54%) SAP
12 3 (11.54%) ITIL
12 3 (11.54%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) IT Support
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Design Authority
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (11.54%) IT Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
2 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
2 3 (11.54%) Server Building
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) SAP
7 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint