The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newport 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 6.96% 6.10% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 22.73% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£465 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-14.53% +10.25%
Windows Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Newport region.

Operating Systems Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 22.61% 26.83% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 8
Average daily rate £433 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £9.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Newport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Newport region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Newport

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Newport region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Newport region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

Windows Server 2008
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (87.50%) Red Gate
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) MySQL
4 5 (62.50%) Oracle
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) MCDBA
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) MySQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DBA
1 6 (75.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (37.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Data Administrator
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Red Gate
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam