Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 81 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 -28 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.09% 0.82% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.71% 3.64% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 19
Wales median daily rate £313 £323 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +29.00% -24.53%
10th Percentile £182 £169 £143
90th Percentile £393 £483 £438
UK median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -0.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Wales median hourly rate £11.50 £10.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -25.93% +22.73%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £16.75 £10.00 £23.05
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £17.48 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.83% -16.76% +13.51%

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 280 275 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.01% 22.65% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 188 161
Wales median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £184 £136 £135
90th Percentile £550 £488 £510
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 53
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% +1.98%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £19.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

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 18 August 2018.

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
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 18 August 2018. 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 -12 14 £313 +24.38% 4
North Wales - 2 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) SAN
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (31.25%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) VPN
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) NETGEAR
8 4 (25.00%) XenApp
8 4 (25.00%) Aruba
8 4 (25.00%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (25.00%) HP
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Windows 10

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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) IPv4
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (6.25%) EDMS
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
1 3 (18.75%) IT Support
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) PDA
1 1 (6.25%) Tandem
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Application Discovery
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) CAD
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Aruba
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) NETGEAR
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Capita