Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 80 55
Rank change year-on-year -16 -25 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 10 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.99% 0.87% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.83% 3.76% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 30
Wales median daily rate £306 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% -31.58% +23.38%
10th Percentile £173 £139 £209
90th Percentile £353 £490 £581
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -82.61% +400.00%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.40 £10.00 £62.63
UK median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.68% -11.90% +16.67%

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 331 266 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.41% 23.27% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 174 196
Wales median daily rate £393 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £167 £130 £158
90th Percentile £525 £475 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 46
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £13.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +2.97% +8.84%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £42.00 £23.60 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.21% +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 22 October 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 October 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 -24 14 £313 -3.47% 3
North Wales - 2 £250 - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 8 (50.00%) SAN
6 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (25.00%) DHCP
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (25.00%) XenApp
9 4 (25.00%) Veeam
9 4 (25.00%) Office 365
10 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
10 3 (18.75%) Aruba
10 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
10 3 (18.75%) NETGEAR
10 3 (18.75%) Software Testing

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
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
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 8 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) IPv4
6 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) EDMS
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Debian
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Application Discovery
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery Management
5 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) 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 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Veeam
4 3 (18.75%) Aruba
4 3 (18.75%) NETGEAR
5 2 (12.50%) Ivanti
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Capita