The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.74% 0.85% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 3.64% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£135 £180 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -37.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 29.91% 23.50% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 27
Average daily rate £281 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £110 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Aberdeen region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Aberdeen region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
4 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
4 4 (57.14%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) CommVault
6 2 (28.57%) NetApp
6 2 (28.57%) EMC
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (28.57%) Altiris
6 2 (28.57%) MCTS
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) vSphere
7 1 (14.29%) Lync
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (14.29%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) CommVault
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) Altiris
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec