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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 10 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.29% 2.83% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 11.11% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£180 £135 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £135 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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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
16 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 38.10% 25.47% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 14
Average daily rate £180 £135 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £318 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.70 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (75.00%) SCCM
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (58.33%) VoIP
5 7 (58.33%) SLA
5 7 (58.33%) CommVault
5 7 (58.33%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) IT Support
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) CommVault
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix