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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.35% 2.11% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 11.92% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
Average daily rate £344 £300 £172
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.13% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.23 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +7.23%
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
324 260 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.14% 17.69% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 133 132
Average daily rate £410 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 10
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
4 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
5 36 (47.37%) Windows 7
6 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
7 31 (40.79%) VMware
8 29 (38.16%) Citrix
9 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
10 24 (31.58%) SCCM
11 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
12 20 (26.32%) XenApp
13 19 (25.00%) Finance
14 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (22.37%) Migration
15 17 (22.37%) Disclosure Scotland
16 16 (21.05%) SCOM
16 16 (21.05%) DNS
16 16 (21.05%) ITIL
17 15 (19.74%) DHCP
17 15 (19.74%) Clustering
17 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
18 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
19 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 12 (15.79%) Skype for Business
20 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
21 11 (14.47%) LDAP
21 11 (14.47%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.79%) Skype for Business
4 7 (9.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) DNS
2 15 (19.74%) DHCP
3 11 (14.47%) LDAP
4 10 (13.16%) NetScaler
5 6 (7.89%) WAN
6 5 (6.58%) Firewall
6 5 (6.58%) LAN
6 5 (6.58%) SAN
6 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.95%) VPN
9 2 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.32%) Internet
10 1 (1.32%) VLAN
10 1 (1.32%) VoIP
10 1 (1.32%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Informix
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.63%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.63%) MSI
2 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (13.16%) Server Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Active Directory Support
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) IT Support
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Specialist
5 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) VB6 Developer
6 4 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) COM+
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Clustering
2 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 7 (9.21%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.89%) Private Cloud
5 5 (6.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.95%) CMDB
6 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.32%) BYOD
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (47.37%) Windows 7
5 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 11 (14.47%) Linux
8 10 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.58%) Solaris
9 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
10 4 (5.26%) Unix
11 3 (3.95%) AIX
11 3 (3.95%) HPUX
12 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Migration
2 16 (21.05%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Application Packaging
4 8 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.26%) DevOps
7 4 (5.26%) Service Management
8 3 (3.95%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.95%) Project Management
8 3 (3.95%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.63%) Kanban
9 2 (2.63%) TOGAF
10 1 (1.32%) Coaching
10 1 (1.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (1.32%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) VBScript
3 9 (11.84%) SQL
4 5 (6.58%) C#
5 4 (5.26%) VB
5 4 (5.26%) VB6
6 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.95%) MCP
4 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.32%) XenApp
4 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
5 9 (11.84%) VMware ESX
5 9 (11.84%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.95%) SRDF
8 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.63%) Docker
9 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (2.63%) vSphere
10 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 24 (31.58%) SCCM
2 16 (21.05%) SCOM
3 8 (10.53%) WSUS
4 6 (7.89%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (6.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (5.26%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.63%) Ansible
7 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.79%) VMware
3 29 (38.16%) Citrix
4 11 (14.47%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) HP
6 7 (9.21%) Oracle
6 7 (9.21%) Symantec
7 6 (7.89%) AppSense
8 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.95%) SAP
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Splunk
10 2 (2.63%) Sun
11 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.32%) Dell
11 1 (1.32%) Veritas
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