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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.76% 1.86% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.22% 10.74% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Average daily rate £260 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
219 121 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.64% 17.31% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 74 45
Average daily rate £338 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.35 £17.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 17 £270 -16.92% 3
West Wales +16 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (96.43%) Windows Server
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) SQL
5 12 (42.86%) SAN
6 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
7 10 (35.71%) HP
8 9 (32.14%) Citrix
8 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) Migration
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 7 (25.00%) NetApp
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 4 (14.29%) Veeam
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (14.29%) vSphere
12 4 (14.29%) Dell
12 4 (14.29%) IIS
12 4 (14.29%) Clustering
13 3 (10.71%) Scrum
13 3 (10.71%) Information Security
13 3 (10.71%) Project Management
13 3 (10.71%) Service Management
13 3 (10.71%) ITSM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) CruiseControl
1 3 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Design Authority
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
1 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) jQuery
1 3 (10.71%) LINQ
1 3 (10.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (96.43%) Windows Server
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) BDD
2 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (10.71%) Information Security
2 3 (10.71%) ITSM
2 3 (10.71%) MVC
2 3 (10.71%) Project Governance
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
2 3 (10.71%) Scrum
2 3 (10.71%) Server Building
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management
2 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
2 3 (10.71%) TDD
2 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCITP
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) NetApp
5 4 (14.29%) Dell
5 4 (14.29%) Veeam
6 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
6 3 (10.71%) SAP
7 2 (7.14%) Sage
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco
8 1 (3.57%) Sophos
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec