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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 25 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.22% 2.96% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.16% 14.84% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 9
Average daily rate
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£213 £175 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -42.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £428 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.00 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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
190 155 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.48% 19.92% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 89 63
Average daily rate £318 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 16
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -0.78%

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 7 May 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 7 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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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
South Wales +1 22 £213 +21.42% 14
West Wales - 2 £495 -
Mid Wales - 1 £200 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (61.54%) VMware
3 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
3 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.90%) Citrix
5 13 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
7 10 (25.64%) Cisco
8 9 (23.08%) DNS
8 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
9 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.95%) DHCP
10 7 (17.95%) ITIL
10 7 (17.95%) Firewall
10 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (15.38%) SQL
11 6 (15.38%) .NET
11 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) vSphere
12 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (12.82%) Linux
12 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
13 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (10.26%) HP
13 4 (10.26%) CCNA
13 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.26%) OpenStack
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.13%) Lync
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.56%) GroupWise
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.56%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) DHCP
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
4 2 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) VoIP
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) IPv4
5 1 (2.56%) PABX
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MSBuild
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.69%) MSI
1 3 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) WCF
2 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 3 (7.69%) WinForms
2 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (2.56%) WPF
3 1 (2.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) AS400
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.82%) Linux
7 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (7.69%) OS/400
9 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
1 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (7.69%) MVVM
2 3 (7.69%) UML
2 3 (7.69%) OOP
2 3 (7.69%) Migration
2 3 (7.69%) Scrum
2 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 3 (7.69%) Use Case
2 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
3 2 (5.13%) Service Management
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) VCP5
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
3 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) Firmware
6 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.56%) vCloud
7 1 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Legato
2 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.56%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) VMware
2 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Citrix
4 10 (25.64%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.69%) IBM
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 3 (7.69%) AppSense
7 2 (5.13%) Veritas
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Stonesoft
8 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.56%) Lotus
8 1 (2.56%) BMC
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Novell
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya