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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.57% 9.29% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.22% 34.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
73 75 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.16% 26.79% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 6
Average daily rate £331 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.20% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £9.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +45.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
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 16 September 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 12 (63.16%) XenApp
3 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (52.63%) Citrix
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
7 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
9 5 (26.32%) MS Office
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
10 4 (21.05%) SAN
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (21.05%) SCCM
11 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
11 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
11 3 (15.79%) LAN
11 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 2 (10.53%) DHCP
12 2 (10.53%) Intel
12 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
12 2 (10.53%) Thin Client

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) SMS
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Wintel Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) UML
2 2 (10.53%) OO
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCA
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) XenApp
2 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) AppSense
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos
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Rate: £100 - £140 per day
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