Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 85 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -31 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 11 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.36% 0.83% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.30% 3.45% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 25
Wales median daily rate £220 £173 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.54% -42.98% +28.04%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £154
90th Percentile £381 £479 £505
UK median daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - £23.50
10th Percentile £10.28 - £21.75
90th Percentile £16.36 - £25.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +6.95%

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 274 319 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.59% 24.17% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 219 255
Wales median daily rate £390 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +12.14% -
10th Percentile £202 £169 £131
90th Percentile £527 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 44
Wales median hourly rate £12.16 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +3.85% -1.89%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £39.65 £77.50 £19.85
UK median hourly rate £17.47 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% -2.94% +5.20%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -3 19 £190 +11.76% 8
North Wales - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (45.00%) DNS
6 9 (45.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) VPN
7 8 (40.00%) DHCP
8 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (35.00%) HP
8 7 (35.00%) SAN
9 6 (30.00%) Terminal Services
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (30.00%) LAN
9 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (30.00%) Aruba
9 6 (30.00%) Office 365
9 6 (30.00%) NETGEAR
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 4 (20.00%) WAN
11 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (15.00%) SCCM
12 3 (15.00%) Cisco
12 3 (15.00%) SQL
12 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange

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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
3 2 (10.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) VPN
3 7 (35.00%) SAN
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) IPv4
7 1 (5.00%) 4G
7 1 (5.00%) ADSL
7 1 (5.00%) ATM
7 1 (5.00%) Modbus
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (25.00%) IT Support
4 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
6 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) IT Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) EPoS
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) PDA
1 1 (5.00%) Renewable Energy
1 1 (5.00%) Tandem
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Application Discovery
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Active Listening
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.00%) High Availability
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) Aruba
3 6 (30.00%) NETGEAR
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Ivanti
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam