The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Wales region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.88% 8.60% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.27% 28.23% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £419 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 124 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.58% 30.47% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 29
Average daily rate £300 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.20 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -18 12 £313 -2.03% 5
Newport -12 8 £465 +12.72%
Bridgend - 1 - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (55.56%) VMware
3 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 19 (35.19%) MS Office
8 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 16 (29.63%) Windows XP
10 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
11 14 (25.93%) Citrix
12 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
12 13 (24.07%) Windows 8
13 12 (22.22%) XenApp
14 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (20.37%) WAN
15 10 (18.52%) SAN
15 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (16.67%) Adobe
16 9 (16.67%) DNS
16 9 (16.67%) LAN
16 9 (16.67%) XenDesktop
17 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
17 7 (12.96%) Firewall
17 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
17 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
17 7 (12.96%) SQL
17 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) MS Office
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) WAN
2 10 (18.52%) SAN
3 9 (16.67%) DNS
3 9 (16.67%) LAN
4 7 (12.96%) Firewall
5 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.41%) VPN
7 2 (3.70%) DHCP
7 2 (3.70%) VoIP
8 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.41%) Cognos Impromptu
5 4 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.85%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
2 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) DBA
4 6 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 5 (9.26%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Fat Client
1 5 (9.26%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (29.63%) Windows XP
5 13 (24.07%) Windows 8
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.26%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.70%) UML
4 2 (3.70%) OO
4 2 (3.70%) Project Management
4 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Change Control
5 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.85%) Network Design
5 1 (1.85%) Validation
5 1 (1.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.85%) Change Management
5 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) VBScript
3 2 (3.70%) C
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.70%) CCA
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
System Software
1 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.22%) XenApp
3 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
6 6 (11.11%) vSphere
6 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) ARCserve
2 4 (7.41%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) VMware
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) Adobe
5 7 (12.96%) Red Gate
6 5 (9.26%) Intel
6 5 (9.26%) Oracle
7 4 (7.41%) Cognos
8 3 (5.56%) Symantec
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco
9 2 (3.70%) McAfee
9 2 (3.70%) HP
9 2 (3.70%) Dell
9 2 (3.70%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.70%) Mitel
9 2 (3.70%) AppSense
10 1 (1.85%) Veeam
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