The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 45 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.99% 3.60% 7.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 16.56% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 24
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£385 £175 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £127 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £469 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.90 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +39.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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 Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
198 151 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.95% 21.76% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 98 81
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.85 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
South Wales -8 18 £385 +185.18% 6
West Wales +1 6 £360 -
Mid Wales - 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (39.58%) VMware
4 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
7 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (25.00%) Migration
8 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
10 10 (20.83%) Citrix
10 10 (20.83%) SAN
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
11 9 (18.75%) HP
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.67%) ITIL
12 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
13 7 (14.58%) .NET
13 7 (14.58%) Dell
13 7 (14.58%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) Oracle
14 6 (12.50%) C#
14 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
14 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
14 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.42%) OpenStack
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
5 4 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (4.17%) IIS
6 2 (4.17%) Lync
7 1 (2.08%) GroupWise
7 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) SAN
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 4 (8.33%) SMTP
5 2 (4.17%) IPv4
6 1 (2.08%) VoIP
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) Firewall
6 1 (2.08%) Network Security
6 1 (2.08%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Administrator
3 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Implementation Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Wintel Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.33%) LINQ
2 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.25%) WCF
3 3 (6.25%) WinForms
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) WPF
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) NHS
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Scrum
3 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.25%) UML
4 3 (6.25%) OOP
4 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 3 (6.25%) Use Case
4 3 (6.25%) MVVM
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) MVC
6 1 (2.08%) Workflow
6 1 (2.08%) CRM
6 1 (2.08%) ERP
6 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) CCENT
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
6 2 (4.17%) Firmware
6 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.08%) XenApp
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.08%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.08%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.08%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (39.58%) VMware
3 10 (20.83%) Citrix
4 9 (18.75%) HP
5 7 (14.58%) Dell
6 6 (12.50%) Oracle
6 6 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco
8 4 (8.33%) Lotus
8 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.33%) Clearswift
9 3 (6.25%) AppSense
10 2 (4.17%) Symantec
10 2 (4.17%) IBM
10 2 (4.17%) NetApp
10 2 (4.17%) Novell
10 2 (4.17%) Veritas
11 1 (2.08%) BMC
11 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
11 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
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