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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.76% 1.83% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.22% 10.83% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 11
Median daily rate £375 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £320 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
295 240 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.91% 16.89% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 120 138
Median daily rate £387 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 13
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 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 25 May 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 45 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (58.67%) Windows Server
4 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
5 33 (44.00%) PowerShell
5 33 (44.00%) Windows 7
6 30 (40.00%) VMware
7 29 (38.67%) Citrix
8 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
8 22 (29.33%) Finance
9 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (28.00%) XenApp
9 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (26.67%) SCCM
11 18 (24.00%) ITIL
11 18 (24.00%) Migration
12 17 (22.67%) Linux
12 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
13 16 (21.33%) MS Exchange
13 16 (21.33%) DNS
13 16 (21.33%) XenDesktop
14 15 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
14 15 (20.00%) DHCP
15 14 (18.67%) Clustering
16 13 (17.33%) Windows 10
17 12 (16.00%) SCOM
17 12 (16.00%) VMware ESX
18 11 (14.67%) VBScript
18 11 (14.67%) Application Packaging

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 16 (21.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.33%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.00%) PaaS
3 2 (2.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.33%) Bluemix
4 1 (1.33%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) DNS
2 15 (20.00%) DHCP
3 11 (14.67%) NetScaler
4 10 (13.33%) LDAP
5 5 (6.67%) SAN
5 5 (6.67%) WAN
6 4 (5.33%) Firewall
6 4 (5.33%) LAN
6 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.00%) VPN
8 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.33%) Internet
9 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.33%) NAS
9 1 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.33%) VLAN
9 1 (1.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.33%) Informix
2 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.67%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.67%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.67%) MSI
3 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.33%) Hudson
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Law
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (10.67%) Server Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Active Directory Support
4 7 (9.33%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 5 (6.67%) VMware Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) COM+
2 3 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) LAMP
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) WinForms
3 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Clustering
2 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.33%) Client/Server
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.67%) CMDB
7 1 (1.33%) BYOD
7 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (58.67%) Windows Server
4 33 (44.00%) Windows 7
5 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (22.67%) Linux
7 13 (17.33%) Windows 10
8 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (9.33%) Windows 2000
10 4 (5.33%) Solaris
10 4 (5.33%) Unix
11 3 (4.00%) AIX
11 3 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) ITIL
1 18 (24.00%) Migration
2 11 (14.67%) Application Packaging
3 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.33%) DevOps
7 3 (4.00%) Change Management
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
7 3 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.67%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (2.67%) Service Management
8 2 (2.67%) Software Delivery
9 1 (1.33%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.33%) Network Design
9 1 (1.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.67%) VBScript
3 8 (10.67%) SQL
4 6 (8.00%) C#
5 4 (5.33%) VB
5 4 (5.33%) VB6
6 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.00%) MCP
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.67%) CCA
3 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.67%) MCSE
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (28.00%) XenApp
3 16 (21.33%) XenDesktop
4 12 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.00%) Docker
6 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.00%) SRDF
6 3 (4.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.67%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.67%) vSphere
7 2 (2.67%) XenServer
8 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (26.67%) SCCM
2 12 (16.00%) SCOM
3 9 (12.00%) WSUS
4 5 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (5.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (4.00%) Ansible
6 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.00%) Puppet
7 1 (1.33%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.00%) VMware
3 29 (38.67%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) Cisco
5 7 (9.33%) HP
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle
6 6 (8.00%) Symantec
7 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) NetApp
8 3 (4.00%) SAP
8 3 (4.00%) Splunk
9 2 (2.67%) Altiris
9 2 (2.67%) AppSense
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) Sun
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago