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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.44% 8.75% 3.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 29.11% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 79 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.89% 30.04% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 13
Average daily rate £310 £305 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) VMware
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (45.83%) XenApp
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (29.17%) MS Office
8 7 (29.17%) LAN
8 7 (29.17%) SAN
8 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
8 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 5 (20.83%) Intel
10 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.83%) Thin Client
10 5 (20.83%) Terminal Services
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.83%) Fat Client
11 4 (16.67%) SCCM
11 4 (16.67%) ARCserve
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
1 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) WAN
1 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) SAN
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
2 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Thin Client
1 5 (20.83%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) UML
3 2 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CCA
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) XenApp
2 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
1 4 (16.67%) ARCserve
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) Intel
4 4 (16.67%) Cognos
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) AppSense