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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.74% 4.92% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.94% 21.67% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
Average daily rate £185 £194 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £142 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
144 60 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 39.45% 22.73% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 48 47
Average daily rate £350 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £151 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -36.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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
1 20 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) SAN
5 7 (35.00%) NetApp
5 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) Migration
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) HP
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (20.00%) vSphere
8 4 (20.00%) Clustering
9 3 (15.00%) ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.00%) Service Management
9 3 (15.00%) Information Security
9 3 (15.00%) SAP
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
9 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Leader
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) ITSM
2 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (15.00%) Server Building
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) NetApp
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Sage
7 2 (10.00%) Veeam
8 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint