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 23 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 32 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 +16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.75% 4.14% 3.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.92% 13.70% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 11
Median daily rate £250 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £128 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £423 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +15.27%  

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 137 146 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.85% 30.23% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 86 100
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £124 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £20.40 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Cardiff -9 2 £250 +42.85% 1
Bridgend +2 1 £450 +12.50%
Caerphilly - 1 £170 -
Windows Server 2008
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 6 (60.00%) Tivoli
4 6 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (60.00%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) DHCP
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) VBScript
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) IPv6
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Support
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (60.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) arcserve
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
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