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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.68% 3.80% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.85% 14.29% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 2
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£273 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £211 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -4.75%
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
183 140 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.25% 26.57% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 30
Average daily rate £325 £255 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 5
Average hourly rate £14.44 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.50 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 October 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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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 -22 14 £244 -2.50% 9
West Wales - 12 £263 - 5
North Wales - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (58.46%) VMware
3 32 (49.23%) SQL Server
4 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
7 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
9 16 (24.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (24.62%) SQL
10 15 (23.08%) IIS
10 15 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (18.46%) Citrix
12 11 (16.92%) Red Hat
12 11 (16.92%) MS Office
12 11 (16.92%) Open Source
12 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
12 11 (16.92%) Hyperic
13 10 (15.38%) Red Gate
13 10 (15.38%) XenApp
13 10 (15.38%) Clustering
13 10 (15.38%) MySQL
13 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
15 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 15 (23.08%) IIS
2 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.31%) JBoss
4 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.08%) Lync
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) DNS
2 6 (9.23%) LAN
2 6 (9.23%) WAN
3 5 (7.69%) VoIP
3 5 (7.69%) SAN
3 5 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.08%) DSL
5 2 (3.08%) MPLS
5 2 (3.08%) DHCP
6 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (49.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (24.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (15.38%) MySQL
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (12.31%) MongoDB
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) DBA
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) SQL DBA
3 7 (10.77%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.23%) Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Server Support
6 4 (6.15%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) JSON
1 8 (12.31%) Spring
1 8 (12.31%) SOAP
1 8 (12.31%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (12.31%) REST
1 8 (12.31%) Apache Camel
2 2 (3.08%) Ajax
2 2 (3.08%) HTML
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Open Source
2 10 (15.38%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Informatics
3 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
6 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
2 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.15%) ITIL
4 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.54%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.54%) Line Management
5 1 (1.54%) ERP
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.54%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) Scala
2 8 (12.31%) Java
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) PHP
3 2 (3.08%) C
3 2 (3.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
1 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) MCITP
3 4 (6.15%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
System Software
1 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.38%) XenApp
4 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.62%) Xen
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.08%) vSphere
7 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) Hyperic
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) SCOM
2 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.54%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 38 (58.46%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) Citrix
4 11 (16.92%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.38%) Red Gate
6 8 (12.31%) BMC
6 8 (12.31%) Oracle
7 3 (4.62%) Adobe
8 2 (3.08%) ProCurve
8 2 (3.08%) Mitel
8 2 (3.08%) Cisco
8 2 (3.08%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) Dell
8 2 (3.08%) Intel
8 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.08%) Symantec
8 2 (3.08%) McAfee
9 1 (1.54%) Cognos
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
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