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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 2.13% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 10.93% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £218 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
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
211 247 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.53% 19.51% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 136 41
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £126 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
3 29 (60.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
4 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (45.83%) VMware
6 18 (37.50%) Migration
6 18 (37.50%) SCCM
6 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 17 (35.42%) HP
8 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
8 13 (27.08%) vSphere
9 11 (22.92%) SAN
9 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.83%) Application Packaging
10 10 (20.83%) MS Office
11 9 (18.75%) DNS
12 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.67%) DHCP
13 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
13 7 (14.58%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) ITIL
13 7 (14.58%) Lync
14 6 (12.50%) Oracle
14 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 6 (12.50%) EMC
14 6 (12.50%) Backup Exec
15 5 (10.42%) WAN
15 5 (10.42%) Cisco
15 5 (10.42%) SQL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Lync
3 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) SAN
2 9 (18.75%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) LDAP
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 5 (10.42%) WAN
5 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.25%) VoIP
6 2 (4.17%) WLAN
6 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) Internet
6 2 (4.17%) Firewall
6 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.08%) NAS
7 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) DMZ
7 1 (2.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Server Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Server Support
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Server Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support
8 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) AIX
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) HPUX
5 3 (6.25%) Solaris
5 3 (6.25%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) XQuery
3 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) HND
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) vSphere
3 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.25%) SRDF
6 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.17%) XenApp
7 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.33%) SCOM
3 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.17%) SCSM
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (35.42%) HP
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (12.50%) EMC
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Lotus
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) CommVault
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.08%) Veeam
8 1 (2.08%) Dell Compellent
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