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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 55 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.97% 2.59% 1.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.82% 14.23% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 7
Median daily rate £413 £314 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.47% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
163 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.07% 18.21% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 115 102
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 35 (76.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (69.57%) Windows 7
5 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
6 23 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 21 (45.65%) DNS
7 21 (45.65%) Citrix
7 21 (45.65%) VMware
8 20 (43.48%) DHCP
9 19 (41.30%) SCCM
10 18 (39.13%) XenApp
10 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
11 17 (36.96%) XenDesktop
11 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
12 15 (32.61%) VMware ESX
12 15 (32.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
14 10 (21.74%) Finance
14 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (19.57%) SCOM
15 9 (19.57%) ITIL
15 9 (19.57%) SQL
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
16 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
16 8 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
17 7 (15.22%) NetScaler
17 7 (15.22%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) DNS
2 20 (43.48%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) NetScaler
4 6 (13.04%) Internet
5 4 (8.70%) Firewall
5 4 (8.70%) VPN
6 3 (6.52%) LAN
6 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.17%) FTP
8 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security
8 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.87%) Citrix Support
3 5 (10.87%) IT Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (76.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (69.57%) Windows 7
4 23 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.35%) Android
6 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Application Discovery
5 4 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Server Building
8 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBA
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (39.13%) XenApp
3 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (36.96%) XenDesktop
4 15 (32.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (32.61%) VMware ESX
5 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) SCCM
2 9 (19.57%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.35%) Puppet
5 1 (2.17%) Simpana
5 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) Citrix
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 5 (10.87%) Dell
5 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.52%) CA
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Mitel
7 2 (4.35%) Varonis
7 2 (4.35%) WebSpy
7 2 (4.35%) Xerox
8 1 (2.17%) Adobe
8 1 (2.17%) Canon
8 1 (2.17%) CommVault
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat