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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.34% 3.46% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 17.33% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Average daily rate
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£173 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £170 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £425 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
63 75 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.05% 19.95% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 23
Average daily rate £315 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.16 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 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 4 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Citrix
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) .NET
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (15.00%) MSBuild
10 3 (15.00%) MVVM
10 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (15.00%) LINQ
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) PABX
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (15.00%) MSI
1 3 (15.00%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Assistant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Assistant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (15.00%) LINQ
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) WCF
2 3 (15.00%) WinForms
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) OS/400
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) MVVM
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (15.00%) UML
2 3 (15.00%) OOP
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) VCP5
3 1 (5.00%) CCENT
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) AppSense
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
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