Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 56 76
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.90% 3.29% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.81% 13.35% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 23
Wales median daily rate £324 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.84% +26.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £170 £206 £240
90th Percentile £425 £588 £425
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Wales median hourly rate £10.00 £57.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.61% +360.00% -34.21%
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.90% +20.00% -12.50%

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 289 352 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.55% 24.62% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 200 239
Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +10.60%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £486 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 41
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -15.24%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.18 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £33.43 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +6.45%

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 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -17 10 £323 -28.33% 5
West Wales -4 1 £475 -17.39%
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
7 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) Change Management
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Lotus
8 2 (18.18%) Service Management
8 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 2 (18.18%) Finance

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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) PBX
3 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (9.09%) AIX
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 1 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Proactive Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Biometrics
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCDST
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (18.18%) iptables
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Lotus
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) AppSense
5 1 (9.09%) BMC
5 1 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Veritas