The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.82% 1.48% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 8.62% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 7
Average daily rate £289 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £342 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
240 232 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.95% 17.21% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 111
Average daily rate £369 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £118 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (67.24%) Active Directory
3 38 (65.52%) Windows Server
4 37 (63.79%) Microsoft
5 35 (60.34%) Windows 7
6 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (37.93%) PowerShell
7 22 (37.93%) VMware
8 21 (36.21%) Citrix
8 21 (36.21%) SCCM
9 19 (32.76%) DNS
9 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
10 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
10 18 (31.03%) DHCP
11 17 (29.31%) ITIL
12 16 (27.59%) SCOM
13 15 (25.86%) XenApp
13 15 (25.86%) Disclosure Scotland
13 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (20.69%) XenDesktop
16 12 (20.69%) Cisco
17 11 (18.97%) LDAP
17 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (17.24%) Migration
19 9 (15.52%) Finance
19 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
19 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
19 9 (15.52%) Data Centre

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.07%) MS Office
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) DNS
2 18 (31.03%) DHCP
3 11 (18.97%) LDAP
4 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
5 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.90%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) SAN
6 4 (6.90%) VPN
6 4 (6.90%) WAN
7 3 (5.17%) Firewall
7 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
8 2 (3.45%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Informix
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Server Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (10.34%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) IT Support
5 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.90%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) VB Developer
5 4 (6.90%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) COM+
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) LAMP
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (8.62%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.17%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (65.52%) Windows Server
3 35 (60.34%) Windows 7
4 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
7 7 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.62%) Linux
9 3 (5.17%) Solaris
9 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.72%) AIX
10 1 (1.72%) Debian
10 1 (1.72%) HPUX
10 1 (1.72%) Unix
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
3 7 (12.07%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.34%) Application Packaging
5 5 (8.62%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.45%) DevOps
7 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.45%) Kanban
7 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.45%) Project Management
7 2 (3.45%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (1.72%) Change Management
8 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.72%) ITSM
8 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.72%) Process Management
8 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.72%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.79%) VBScript
3 7 (12.07%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) VB
4 4 (6.90%) VB6
5 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.17%) MCP
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (67.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) XenApp
3 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (20.69%) XenDesktop
6 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
7 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (5.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.45%) vSphere
10 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.72%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.72%) SRDF
10 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) SCCM
2 16 (27.59%) SCOM
3 4 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (6.90%) WSUS
4 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.93%) VMware
3 21 (36.21%) Citrix
4 12 (20.69%) Cisco
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle
6 6 (10.34%) HP
7 5 (8.62%) AppSense
8 4 (6.90%) Symantec
9 3 (5.17%) EMC
9 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.17%) SAP
10 2 (3.45%) Sun
11 1 (1.72%) Altiris
11 1 (1.72%) Dell
11 1 (1.72%) Veritas
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