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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.08% 2.17% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.03% 10.84% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £143 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -57.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -21.42%
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
241 249 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.29% 20.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 145 52
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 23 (47.92%) VMware
4 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
6 20 (41.67%) Migration
7 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
8 18 (37.50%) SCCM
9 17 (35.42%) HP
10 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
11 12 (25.00%) vSphere
12 11 (22.92%) Application Packaging
12 11 (22.92%) MS Office
13 10 (20.83%) SAN
13 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
15 8 (16.67%) DNS
16 7 (14.58%) DHCP
16 7 (14.58%) ITIL
16 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
16 7 (14.58%) Lync
17 6 (12.50%) Windows 2000
17 6 (12.50%) SQL
17 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 5 (10.42%) LDAP
18 5 (10.42%) EMC
18 5 (10.42%) Cisco
18 5 (10.42%) Firewall
18 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Lync
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.25%) IIS
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.08%) JBoss
7 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) LDAP
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 4 (8.33%) WAN
5 4 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (6.25%) VoIP
6 3 (6.25%) VPN
6 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) DMZ
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) SSL
7 2 (4.17%) HTTP
7 2 (4.17%) WLAN
8 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Server Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) Administrator
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Server Support
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Data Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) XSL
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Handset
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.17%) HPUX
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) UNIX
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) Server Building
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) System Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.08%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) XQuery
3 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) HND
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) vSphere
3 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.42%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) SCSM
3 2 (4.17%) WSUS
3 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 17 (35.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) EMC
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) McAfee
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.08%) Veeam