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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 22 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.76% 3.61% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.64% 19.46% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 8
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £462 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -17.07%
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
189 149 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.71% 18.56% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 86 58
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.11 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 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 27 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 -7 20 £218 -13.00% 5
West Wales - 2 £495 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (59.46%) VMware
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
5 13 (35.14%) Citrix
6 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
7 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
8 9 (24.32%) DNS
8 9 (24.32%) Cisco
9 7 (18.92%) DHCP
9 7 (18.92%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
9 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (16.22%) .NET
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) Linux
11 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (13.51%) vSphere
12 4 (10.81%) OpenStack
12 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
12 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (10.81%) CCNA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.70%) ArcSDE
5 1 (2.70%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) IaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) DHCP
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) IPv4
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (8.11%) MSI
1 3 (8.11%) InstallShield
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) LINQ
2 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
2 3 (8.11%) WinForms
2 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.11%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
3 1 (2.70%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) AS400
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
4 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.11%) OS/400
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Scrum
2 3 (8.11%) UML
2 3 (8.11%) OOP
2 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
2 3 (8.11%) Use Case
2 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
2 3 (8.11%) MVVM
2 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.70%) Time Management
4 1 (2.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.70%) CCENT
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) vSphere
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) Firmware
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Legato
2 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.70%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) VMware
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.11%) AppSense
6 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) Lotus
8 1 (2.70%) ESRI
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) BMC
8 1 (2.70%) Novell
Brecon, Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago