Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 83 67
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.89% 1.31% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.40% 6.12% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 29
Wales median daily rate £241 £160 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.77% -66.32% +23.38%
10th Percentile £125 £139 £204
90th Percentile £388 £327 £558
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +11.54% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.90 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -72.35% +310.71%
10th Percentile £9.15 £11.67 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.40 £21.00 £62.63
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £19.80 £21.47
% change year-on-year -5.30% -7.76% +16.03%

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

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 341 278 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.27% 21.40% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 163 203
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £168 £136 £158
90th Percentile £538 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £402
% change year-on-year - +5.85% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 50
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% +7.76%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.55 £10.45
90th Percentile £23.30 £36.29 £24.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Wales over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Wales over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Wales

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -21 14 £241 +50.77% 4
North Wales - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) SAN
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) HP
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
8 4 (26.67%) Veeam
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
8 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) LAN
9 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) SCOM
9 3 (20.00%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) FTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.67%) IPv4
5 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) EDMS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
General
1 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Back Office
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Debian
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Veeam
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Aruba
5 2 (13.33%) NETGEAR
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) Acronis
6 1 (6.67%) Capita
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Intel
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp