The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Wales / South Wales
Rank 48 48 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.06% 3.82% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.31% 10.68% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £170 £300 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £170 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £474 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.50 -
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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 113 206 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.00% 35.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 135 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £422 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 7
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £17.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in South Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Caerphilly - 5 £170 -
Cardiff +4 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
Wales

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
6 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) Oracle
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
7 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
7 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) Internet
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 6 (31.58%) MCDBA
8 6 (31.58%) MySQL
8 6 (31.58%) HP
8 6 (31.58%) CCNA
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (31.58%) MCITP
8 6 (31.58%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) RedGate
8 6 (31.58%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
10 4 (21.05%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) IPv6
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) MySQL
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Support
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (10.53%) High Availability
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCDBA
2 6 (31.58%) MCITP
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (31.58%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (21.05%) SCCM
4 1 (5.26%) Ansible
4 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Nessus
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.26%) Packer
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Rundeck
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) RedGate
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) arcserve
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) Sonatype
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos