The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Aberdeen region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.45% 1.00% 5.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 5.13% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate £123 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 37.93% 19.40% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 14
Average daily rate £130 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £115 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.54 £32.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

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 23 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (16.67%) CommVault
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CommVault
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus