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 29 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South Wales > Cardiff
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 3.60% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 13.16% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Cardiff median daily rate £250 £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.64%  
10th Percentile £178 £125 £151
90th Percentile £323 £438 £236
South Wales median daily rate £250 £200 £175
% change year-on-year +25.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £10.25
South Wales median hourly rate £10.00 - £11.00

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 92 76 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 27.88% 27.34% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 115
Cardiff median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
10th Percentile £163 £95 £160
90th Percentile £426 £594 £445
South Wales median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 19
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +17.39%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £8.50
90th Percentile £16.68 £19.00 £36.00
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year - +4.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 June 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%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
1 1 (33.33%) VMware