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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.61% 2.39% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.76% 9.71% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £388 £385 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +196.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
- +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -5.12%
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
41 103 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.53% 24.64% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 88 56
Median daily rate £369 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £299 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £36.00 £16.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 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 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) SAN
8 2 (11.76%) NetApp
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
8 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
8 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) IT Support
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (17.65%) IT Technician
4 3 (17.65%) Support Technician
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Information Security
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) SAP