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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 46 25
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.45% 2.52% 4.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 12.30% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £172 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £471 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
215 252 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.63% 20.45% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 122 60
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.28 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.17% +30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (44.19%) VMware
5 17 (39.53%) Migration
6 13 (30.23%) Finance
7 11 (25.58%) DHCP
7 11 (25.58%) DNS
7 11 (25.58%) Linux
7 11 (25.58%) IIS
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) SAN
8 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.60%) Windows 2000
9 8 (18.60%) HP
9 8 (18.60%) EMC
9 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.28%) UNIX
10 7 (16.28%) Firewall
10 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (16.28%) Application Packaging
11 6 (13.95%) SCCM
11 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (13.95%) Banking
12 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
12 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (25.58%) IIS
2 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.65%) Lync
7 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (4.65%) JBoss
7 2 (4.65%) Apache
7 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DHCP
1 11 (25.58%) DNS
2 9 (20.93%) SAN
3 7 (16.28%) Firewall
4 3 (6.98%) Network Security
4 3 (6.98%) LDAP
5 2 (4.65%) HTTP
5 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) DMZ
5 2 (4.65%) Intranet
5 2 (4.65%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Administrator
1 8 (18.60%) Server Engineer
1 8 (18.60%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Server Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Server Support
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.33%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.33%) Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.65%) Clustering
1 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.33%) iSeries
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (25.58%) Linux
5 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 8 (18.60%) Windows 2000
7 7 (16.28%) UNIX
8 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (9.30%) Mac OS X
9 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
11 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
11 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
11 2 (4.65%) AIX
11 2 (4.65%) HPUX
11 2 (4.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.30%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) BCP
6 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
1 2 (4.65%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.33%) SRDF
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.33%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) SCOM
3 3 (6.98%) SCSM
4 2 (4.65%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) VMware
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) EMC
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.30%) NetApp
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) Intel
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Sage
7 1 (2.33%) Altiris
7 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.33%) Veeam