The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 44 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.29% 3.82% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 10.53% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 7
Median daily rate - £250 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 152 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 18.82% 36.28% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 103 26
Median daily rate £400 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +52.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £17.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) IPv6
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware