The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.93% 1.22% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.20% 6.33% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
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£313 £325 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -29.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.88% 19.27% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 38
Average daily rate £306 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £159 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 5 £213 -34.61% 5
Newport - 2 £325 - 3
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) IIS
7 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) Citrix
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 3 (12.50%) LAN
11 3 (12.50%) WAN
11 3 (12.50%) OS/400
11 3 (12.50%) MS Office
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL
11 3 (12.50%) AS400
11 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
11 3 (12.50%) Cisco
11 3 (12.50%) IBM
11 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 3 (12.50%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (29.17%) IIS
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.33%) Lync
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) MPLS
3 2 (8.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Support
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Assistant
6 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) MSMQ
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) AS400
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) OS/400
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.17%) VCP5
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £175.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago