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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.17% 3.39% 6.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 22.58% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 11
Average daily rate
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£170 £281 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.55% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -18.07%
Windows Server 2008
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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
68 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.61% 15.01% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 36
Average daily rate £330 £265 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £171 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.33 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +66.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 11 (57.89%) Windows XP
4 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 6 (31.58%) .NET
8 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) CCNA
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
10 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) Java
10 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle
10 3 (15.79%) UML
10 3 (15.79%) OOP
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle9i Database

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Lync
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) PABX
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (15.79%) MSI
1 3 (15.79%) InstallShield
1 3 (15.79%) MSBuild
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) WinForms
2 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.79%) WCF
2 3 (15.79%) LINQ
3 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) AS400
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (57.89%) Windows XP
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) UML
2 3 (15.79%) OOP
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
2 3 (15.79%) MVVM
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNA
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) VCP5
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) CCENT
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) AppSense
6 2 (10.53%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat