The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.49% 3.05% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.68% 14.74% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 24
Average daily rate £191 £220 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% -28.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £362 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 156 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.22% 20.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Windows 7
3 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (36.00%) VMware
6 15 (30.00%) Citrix
7 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
7 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (22.00%) SQL
8 11 (22.00%) SCCM
9 10 (20.00%) Finance
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (20.00%) SAN
10 9 (18.00%) Internet
10 9 (18.00%) Cisco
10 9 (18.00%) Publishing
10 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.00%) vSphere
12 7 (14.00%) .NET
12 7 (14.00%) MS Office
13 6 (12.00%) IIS
13 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.00%) EMC
13 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
2 9 (18.00%) Internet
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security
5 4 (8.00%) Firewall
5 4 (8.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.00%) DAB
7 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Publishing
3 5 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Architect
2 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 5 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) Lead Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.00%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) WCF
3 3 (6.00%) EDI
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Windows 7
3 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.00%) Security Management
2 3 (6.00%) Validation
3 2 (4.00%) Migration
3 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.00%) CRM
4 1 (2.00%) SOA
4 1 (2.00%) ETL
4 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.00%) Data Security
4 1 (2.00%) Change Management
4 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) MCP
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.00%) vSphere
5 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.00%) XenApp
7 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) SCOM
2 4 (8.00%) WSUS
2 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) VMware
3 15 (30.00%) Citrix
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) EMC
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle
6 4 (8.00%) Dell
6 4 (8.00%) CommVault
7 3 (6.00%) NetApp
7 3 (6.00%) Veritas
7 3 (6.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Symantec
8 2 (4.00%) McAfee
8 2 (4.00%) Intel
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
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