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 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
UK / Wales
Rank 62 54 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.85% 3.39% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 9.66% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Median daily rate £170 £335 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.25% +28.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £473 £350
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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 238 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 22.98% 35.05% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 156 77
Median daily rate £425 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £16.00
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
South Wales 0 6 £170 -43.33% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (50.00%) Oracle
5 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (43.33%) Tivoli
6 13 (43.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (40.00%) VMware
8 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
9 10 (33.33%) SCCM
10 9 (30.00%) SQL
10 9 (30.00%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) High Availability
11 8 (26.67%) RedGate
11 8 (26.67%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (26.67%) MySQL
11 8 (26.67%) Unix
11 8 (26.67%) MCDBA
11 8 (26.67%) Cisco
11 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
11 8 (26.67%) Symantec
11 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
11 8 (26.67%) MCITP
11 8 (26.67%) Clustering
12 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (23.33%) Firewall

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) Confluence
2 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) Internet
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) SNMP
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) IPsec
6 1 (3.33%) IPv6
6 1 (3.33%) LDAP
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) RTP
6 1 (3.33%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) SSH
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) MySQL
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
1 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Support
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Digital Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) MCollective
2 6 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 6 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Unix
6 7 (23.33%) AIX
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) High Availability
2 8 (26.67%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) IT Governance
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCDBA
2 8 (26.67%) MCITP
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (23.33%) PowerHA
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Tivoli
1 13 (43.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (33.33%) SCCM
3 7 (23.33%) Ansible
3 7 (23.33%) Nessus
3 7 (23.33%) Packer
3 7 (23.33%) Puppet
3 7 (23.33%) Rundeck
3 7 (23.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (23.33%) Zenoss
4 6 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Oracle
3 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (26.67%) RedGate
4 8 (26.67%) Symantec
5 7 (23.33%) IBM
5 7 (23.33%) Sonatype
6 6 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) BMC
8 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Splunk