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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.62% 1.80% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.88% 10.27% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate
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£290 £338 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £296 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £469 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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
239 224 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.85% 17.51% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 122 52
Average daily rate £361 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (53.57%) Windows 7
4 30 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 24 (42.86%) VMware
7 22 (39.29%) SCCM
8 19 (33.93%) Migration
9 17 (30.36%) HP
10 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
11 14 (25.00%) SAN
11 14 (25.00%) MS Office
11 14 (25.00%) ITIL
11 14 (25.00%) vSphere
12 13 (23.21%) DNS
13 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
14 11 (19.64%) DHCP
15 10 (17.86%) Application Packaging
16 9 (16.07%) EMC
17 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 8 (14.29%) VMware ESX
17 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
18 7 (12.50%) Lync
18 7 (12.50%) Backup Exec
18 7 (12.50%) Cisco
18 7 (12.50%) Finance
19 6 (10.71%) SCOM
19 6 (10.71%) Oracle

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.50%) Lync
4 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) IIS
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) SAN
2 13 (23.21%) DNS
3 11 (19.64%) DHCP
4 6 (10.71%) LDAP
5 5 (8.93%) LAN
5 5 (8.93%) WAN
6 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.36%) VPN
7 3 (5.36%) VoIP
7 3 (5.36%) Network Security
7 3 (5.36%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) WLAN
9 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.79%) HTTP
9 1 (1.79%) Firewall
9 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.79%) SSL
9 1 (1.79%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Administrator
2 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.93%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Server Support
7 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) Handset
3 3 (5.36%) CLARiiON
3 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 30 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.14%) AIX
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.36%) UNIX
5 3 (5.36%) HPUX
5 3 (5.36%) Solaris
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Migration
2 14 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (5.36%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.79%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.79%) System Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.79%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (1.79%) XQuery
4 1 (1.79%) XPath
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.36%) HND
4 2 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.00%) vSphere
3 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
5 3 (5.36%) SRDF
5 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (39.29%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 6 (10.71%) SCOM
4 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.14%) WSUS
5 3 (5.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.57%) SCSM
7 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 17 (30.36%) HP
4 9 (16.07%) EMC
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
6 6 (10.71%) Oracle
7 4 (7.14%) Citrix
7 4 (7.14%) CommVault
8 3 (5.36%) Dell
8 3 (5.36%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (5.36%) Veritas
8 3 (5.36%) Lotus
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) McAfee
9 1 (1.79%) Brocade
9 1 (1.79%) Hitachi
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