The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 22 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.06% 2.60% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.49% 12.64% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 5
Average daily rate £175 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £100 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £319 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
142 87 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.72% 20.57% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 53 53
Average daily rate £300 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -1 22 £175 -34.57% 4
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 12 (44.44%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) MS Office
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) Firewall
7 7 (25.93%) WAN
8 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 6 (22.22%) Adobe
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix
9 5 (18.52%) SAN
9 5 (18.52%) LAN
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) XenApp
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) vSphere
10 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.81%) Terminal Services
11 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) WAN
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) VPN
2 5 (18.52%) LAN
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) SMS
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (11.11%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
3 6 (22.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCSA
1 2 (7.41%) CCA
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) XenApp
4 4 (14.81%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) ARCserve
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Adobe
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Intel
5 3 (11.11%) Cognos
6 2 (7.41%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco