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 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 10 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.76% 1.67% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 4.88% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£135 £115 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
Windows Server 2008
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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
21 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.88% 34.17% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate £140 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £38.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -0.78%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Control
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory