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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.79% 1.88% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.78% 8.80% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £320 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £420 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+16.11% -11.66%
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
181 250 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.86% 21.35% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 96 31
Average daily rate £325 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £283 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £451 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
5 26 (42.62%) Finance
6 21 (34.43%) Citrix
7 20 (32.79%) Banking
8 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
9 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (26.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (24.59%) VMware
12 13 (21.31%) Windows 2000
13 12 (19.67%) DNS
13 12 (19.67%) Application Packaging
14 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
14 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
14 10 (16.39%) SQL
15 9 (14.75%) MS Office
15 9 (14.75%) DHCP
16 8 (13.11%) SCCM
16 8 (13.11%) Altiris
16 8 (13.11%) HP
16 8 (13.11%) ITIL
16 8 (13.11%) Linux
16 8 (13.11%) SAN
16 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
17 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
17 7 (11.48%) Management Information System

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.56%) Lync
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Apache
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) DNS
2 9 (14.75%) DHCP
3 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) Internet
5 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.92%) Network Security
7 2 (3.28%) Firewall
7 2 (3.28%) Intranet
8 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
General
1 26 (42.62%) Finance
2 20 (32.79%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Administrator
2 8 (13.11%) Server Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (11.48%) Wintel Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Wintel Support
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.28%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) iSeries
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (21.31%) Windows 2000
6 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
7 8 (13.11%) Linux
8 6 (9.84%) UNIX
9 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.56%) Ubuntu
10 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
11 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Project Management
3 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
3 5 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (8.20%) Change Control
4 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.28%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.28%) CAE
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) ITSM
7 1 (1.64%) CRM
7 1 (1.64%) BCP
7 1 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) VBScript
2 3 (4.92%) VBA
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.20%) MCSE
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) PMP
4 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
1 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.92%) XenApp
6 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.92%) vSphere
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.92%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) SCOM
2 3 (4.92%) SCSM
2 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.28%) OpenView
3 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) WSUS
3 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 21 (34.43%) Citrix
3 15 (24.59%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) Altiris
4 8 (13.11%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) Symantec
6 4 (6.56%) NetApp
6 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) Dell
7 3 (4.92%) CommVault
8 2 (3.28%) Lumension
8 2 (3.28%) AppSense
8 2 (3.28%) Intel
9 1 (1.64%) Avaya
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Sage
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