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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.85% 4.10% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.93% 20.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 8
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£218 £185 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -41.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £135 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
134 127 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.82% 20.03% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 56
Average daily rate £350 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £11.97 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £19.20 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +10 12 £170 -28.42% 3
Newport - 3 £350 -
Glamorgan - 1 £280 -
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (58.82%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Citrix
6 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
7 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (20.59%) DHCP
10 7 (20.59%) DNS
10 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (17.65%) Firewall
11 6 (17.65%) ITIL
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) .NET
12 5 (14.71%) Linux
12 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.76%) CCNA
13 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (11.76%) SAN
13 4 (11.76%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (8.82%) IIS
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.88%) Lync
5 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DHCP
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) IPv4
4 2 (5.88%) HTTP
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MSI
1 3 (8.82%) InstallShield
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.82%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.82%) WCF
2 3 (8.82%) LINQ
2 3 (8.82%) WinForms
2 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) AS400
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.82%) OS/400
9 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) UML
3 3 (8.82%) OOP
3 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Use Case
3 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Scrum
3 3 (8.82%) MVVM
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CCENT
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.94%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (38.24%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) IBM
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) AppSense
7 2 (5.88%) F5
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Lotus
8 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat