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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 17 45
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.68% 7.82% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.49% 28.00% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 5
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£281 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £288 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £417 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 150 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.12% 27.93% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 47
Average daily rate £320 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £126 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 12
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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
South Wales -24 30 £250 -23.07% 6
North Wales +4 3 - - 1
West Wales - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (55.00%) VMware
3 30 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 19 (31.67%) MS Office
8 19 (31.67%) Windows XP
9 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
9 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
10 16 (26.67%) Windows 8
11 14 (23.33%) Citrix
12 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (20.00%) XenApp
14 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (18.33%) WAN
15 10 (16.67%) SQL
15 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (16.67%) SAN
15 10 (16.67%) Red Gate
15 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (15.00%) Adobe
16 9 (15.00%) DNS
16 9 (15.00%) LAN
16 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
16 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (13.33%) MySQL
17 8 (13.33%) Oracle

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Office
2 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) WAN
2 10 (16.67%) SAN
3 9 (15.00%) LAN
3 9 (15.00%) DNS
4 7 (11.67%) Firewall
5 5 (8.33%) VoIP
5 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.67%) VPN
7 2 (3.33%) DHCP
8 1 (1.67%) SMS
8 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (13.33%) MySQL
5 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (6.67%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.67%) MSI
2 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Support Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) DBA
3 9 (15.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (15.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) SQL DBA
3 9 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Administrator
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (31.67%) Windows XP
5 16 (26.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.33%) ITIL
2 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.33%) UML
4 2 (3.33%) OO
4 2 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (1.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.67%) Validation
5 1 (1.67%) Network Design
5 1 (1.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.67%) Change Control
5 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) VBScript
3 2 (3.33%) C
4 1 (1.67%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) SC Cleared
1 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.33%) MCITP
4 4 (6.67%) MCDBA
5 2 (3.33%) CCA
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.67%) MCP
6 1 (1.67%) MCSE
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) XenApp
3 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (11.67%) Terminal Services
6 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (10.00%) vSphere
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.00%) Xen
8 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) ARCserve
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) VMware
2 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) Citrix
4 10 (16.67%) Red Gate
5 9 (15.00%) Adobe
6 8 (13.33%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) Intel
8 4 (6.67%) Cognos
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) McAfee
10 2 (3.33%) HP
10 2 (3.33%) Dell
10 2 (3.33%) AppSense
10 2 (3.33%) Mitel
10 2 (3.33%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.67%) Veeam
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