The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cardiff region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.90% 3.61% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.44% 17.65% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Average daily rate £200 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £182 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £332 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.06% 20.48% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 30
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.90% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) LAN
7 5 (27.78%) SAN
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (22.22%) XenApp
8 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (22.22%) vSphere
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
9 3 (16.67%) SCCM
9 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCA
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) XenApp
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) ARCserve
2 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Cognos
4 3 (16.67%) Intel
5 2 (11.11%) AppSense