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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 54 30 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.40% 4.36% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.56% 17.24% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 4
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£225 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £213 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.45 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%
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
163 145 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.53% 25.26% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 31
Average daily rate £325 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.42 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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
West Wales -11 13 £263 - 5
South Wales -20 12 £179 -28.40% 4
North Wales - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (56.25%) VMware
3 32 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
6 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
8 17 (26.56%) Windows XP
9 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (21.88%) MS Office
11 13 (20.31%) IIS
11 13 (20.31%) Citrix
12 12 (18.75%) SQL
12 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
13 11 (17.19%) XenApp
13 11 (17.19%) Open Source
13 11 (17.19%) Hyperic
13 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
13 11 (17.19%) Clustering
14 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (15.63%) MySQL
14 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.63%) Red Gate
15 9 (14.06%) XenDesktop
15 9 (14.06%) DNS
15 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (20.31%) IIS
2 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.69%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.56%) Lync
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) DNS
2 5 (7.81%) SAN
2 5 (7.81%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) VoIP
2 5 (7.81%) WAN
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) DSL
5 1 (1.56%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (15.63%) MySQL
4 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.56%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (3.13%) Banking
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) DBA
3 9 (14.06%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) SQL DBA
4 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Administrator
5 6 (9.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Spring
1 8 (12.50%) JSON
1 8 (12.50%) SOAP
1 8 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (12.50%) REST
1 8 (12.50%) Apache Camel
2 2 (3.13%) Ajax
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (3.13%) CSS
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Open Source
1 11 (17.19%) Clustering
2 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.13%) Informatics
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (26.56%) Windows XP
5 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
2 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.69%) ITIL
4 2 (3.13%) UML
4 2 (3.13%) OO
4 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (1.56%) Change Control
5 1 (1.56%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) Scala
3 3 (4.69%) VBScript
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) PHP
4 2 (3.13%) C
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) MCITP
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.25%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) XenApp
4 9 (14.06%) XenDesktop
5 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.69%) Xen
8 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.13%) vSphere
9 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Hyperic
2 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) VMware
2 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.31%) Citrix
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.63%) Red Gate
6 8 (12.50%) BMC
6 8 (12.50%) JBoss
6 8 (12.50%) Oracle
7 6 (9.38%) Adobe
8 3 (4.69%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.13%) Mitel
9 2 (3.13%) McAfee
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco
9 2 (3.13%) HP
9 2 (3.13%) Dell
9 2 (3.13%) Intel
10 1 (1.56%) Veeam
10 1 (1.56%) Cognos
South Wales
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Swansea
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 25 days ago