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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 51 74
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.86% 2.67% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.16% 15.57% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 4
Median daily rate £388 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
134 244 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.65% 17.12% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 100 85
Median daily rate £395 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £250 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% +22.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 18 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
3 33 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (51.11%) Windows Server
7 21 (46.67%) Citrix
8 20 (44.44%) DNS
8 20 (44.44%) DHCP
8 20 (44.44%) VMware
8 20 (44.44%) SCCM
9 18 (40.00%) XenApp
9 18 (40.00%) Windows 10
10 17 (37.78%) XenDesktop
10 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
11 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
12 15 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (33.33%) VMware ESX
13 11 (24.44%) SCOM
14 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
15 9 (20.00%) Finance
15 9 (20.00%) SQL
15 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 7 (15.56%) MS Office
16 7 (15.56%) ITIL
16 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
17 6 (13.33%) NetScaler

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 17 (37.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) DHCP
1 20 (44.44%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 6 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.67%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) FTP
6 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) IT Support
4 5 (11.11%) Citrix Support
4 5 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
1 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 23 (51.11%) Windows Server
5 18 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Unix
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Application Discovery
4 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Server Building
7 1 (2.22%) Chat Support
7 1 (2.22%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.22%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) VBA
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.00%) XenApp
3 17 (37.78%) XenDesktop
4 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) SCCM
2 11 (24.44%) SCOM
3 4 (8.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (8.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
5 1 (2.22%) Simpana
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize
5 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (46.67%) Citrix
3 20 (44.44%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) Dell
6 4 (8.89%) CA
6 4 (8.89%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.89%) Symantec
7 3 (6.67%) EMC
8 2 (4.44%) Apple
8 2 (4.44%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Mitel
8 2 (4.44%) Varonis
8 2 (4.44%) WebSpy
8 2 (4.44%) Xerox
9 1 (2.22%) Adobe
9 1 (2.22%) Canon
9 1 (2.22%) CommVault
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat