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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.13% 1.81% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.40% 10.64% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £350 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £420 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-14.53% +10.25%
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
194 188 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.93% 16.97% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 52 42
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £251 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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
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 21 August 2014, 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 22 (39.29%) Finance
5 21 (37.50%) Citrix
6 20 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 17 (30.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (30.36%) Banking
8 16 (28.57%) VMware
9 12 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 11 (19.64%) SQL
10 11 (19.64%) SAN
10 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (17.86%) MS Office
11 10 (17.86%) Windows 2000
11 10 (17.86%) DNS
11 10 (17.86%) Publishing
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (16.07%) Internet
13 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.29%) Application Packaging
14 7 (12.50%) IIS
14 7 (12.50%) DHCP
14 7 (12.50%) Altiris
14 7 (12.50%) SCCM
14 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (10.71%) ITIL
15 6 (10.71%) MCSE
15 6 (10.71%) SLA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.57%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) SAN
2 10 (17.86%) DNS
3 9 (16.07%) Internet
4 7 (12.50%) DHCP
5 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.36%) Network Security
7 2 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 17 (30.36%) Banking
3 10 (17.86%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (12.50%) Analyst
1 7 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (10.71%) Administrator
2 6 (10.71%) Consultant
2 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Server Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) EDI
3 2 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 12 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 10 (17.86%) Windows 2000
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.14%) Linux
7 4 (7.14%) UNIX
7 4 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Project Management
2 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
3 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.36%) Change Control
3 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.36%) Migration
3 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.57%) CAE
4 2 (3.57%) ITSM
4 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
4 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.57%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) VBA
3 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) VBScript
3 2 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) MCSE
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) MCITP
4 2 (3.57%) PMP
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 3 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.71%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.36%) XenApp
6 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.57%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) WSUS
2 4 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.57%) OpenView
3 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (37.50%) Citrix
3 16 (28.57%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Altiris
5 6 (10.71%) EMC
5 6 (10.71%) Symantec
6 5 (8.93%) CommVault
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) Dell
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.57%) Lumension
8 2 (3.57%) AppSense
9 1 (1.79%) McAfee
9 1 (1.79%) Veritas
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) IBM