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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.63% 4.09% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 18.92% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £250 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £15.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
42 74 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.94% 21.64% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 22
Average daily rate £280 £258 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% -26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.18 £16.16 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) MSI
7 3 (23.08%) InstallShield
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (23.08%) AppSense
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (15.38%) WCF
8 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MSI
1 3 (23.08%) InstallShield
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Assistant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Assistant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WinForms
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) LINQ
2 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) OS/400
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) OOP
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) MVVM
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) AppSense
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
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