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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.73% 3.52% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.43% 14.52% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 22
Average daily rate £250 £236 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +33.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £158 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.50 £10.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.26% -35.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
230 186 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 35.71% 24.25% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 103 91
Average daily rate £350 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.15% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.35 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -22.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.03 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 April 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 30 April 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 -8 23 £225 -4.76% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (94.59%) Windows Server
3 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (59.46%) VMware
5 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
6 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
6 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (32.43%) Citrix
8 11 (29.73%) Migration
9 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
10 8 (21.62%) SAN
10 8 (21.62%) NetApp
10 8 (21.62%) Office 365
11 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
11 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
11 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
11 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
12 6 (16.22%) HP
12 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco
12 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
13 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (13.51%) Veeam
13 5 (13.51%) Clustering
13 5 (13.51%) SCCM
13 5 (13.51%) SMTP
13 5 (13.51%) Lotus
13 5 (13.51%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (13.51%) IBM Domino
2 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) SMTP
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Design Authority
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support
8 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Support
8 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (94.59%) Windows Server
3 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Information Security
3 3 (8.11%) ITSM
3 3 (8.11%) Project Governance
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (8.11%) Server Building
3 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) ERP
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.81%) vSphere
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) VMware
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Citrix
4 8 (21.62%) NetApp
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Lotus
6 5 (13.51%) Veeam
7 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.11%) SAP
8 2 (5.41%) Clearswift
8 2 (5.41%) Juniper
8 2 (5.41%) Sage
9 1 (2.70%) arcserve
9 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.70%) Remedy
9 1 (2.70%) Sophos
9 1 (2.70%) Symantec