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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 50 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.31% 2.49% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.31% 13.68% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £191 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.06% -13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £410 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
263 234 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.39% 18.22% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 123 48
Average daily rate £345 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £16.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £32.00 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
3 31 (62.00%) VMware
4 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (38.00%) Migration
6 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
7 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (32.00%) HP
9 15 (30.00%) SCCM
10 14 (28.00%) SAN
11 13 (26.00%) SQL
12 12 (24.00%) vSphere
13 11 (22.00%) IIS
13 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (20.00%) Application Packaging
14 10 (20.00%) MS Office
14 10 (20.00%) DNS
15 9 (18.00%) EMC
15 9 (18.00%) DHCP
16 8 (16.00%) Finance
17 7 (14.00%) VMware ESX
17 7 (14.00%) Linux
17 7 (14.00%) Lync
18 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
18 6 (12.00%) ITIL
18 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
19 5 (10.00%) UNIX
19 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
19 5 (10.00%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 11 (22.00%) IIS
2 7 (14.00%) Lync
3 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.00%) JBoss
7 2 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) SAN
2 10 (20.00%) DNS
3 9 (18.00%) DHCP
4 5 (10.00%) Firewall
5 4 (8.00%) LAN
5 4 (8.00%) WAN
6 3 (6.00%) LDAP
6 3 (6.00%) VoIP
6 3 (6.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.00%) VPN
7 2 (4.00%) WLAN
7 2 (4.00%) HTTP
7 2 (4.00%) SSL
7 2 (4.00%) DMZ
7 2 (4.00%) Internet
7 2 (4.00%) VLAN
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.00%) NAS
8 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Data Network Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Server Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (8.00%) Handset
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.00%) Linux
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
7 5 (10.00%) UNIX
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.00%) AIX
10 2 (4.00%) HPUX
10 2 (4.00%) Solaris
10 2 (4.00%) Windows NT
10 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
10 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) HND
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) vSphere
3 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.00%) XenApp
5 2 (4.00%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.00%) SRDF
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.00%) SCOM
4 3 (6.00%) WSUS
5 2 (4.00%) SCSM
5 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.00%) OpenView
6 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) VMware
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) HP
4 9 (18.00%) EMC
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle
6 4 (8.00%) NetApp
7 2 (4.00%) Lotus
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.00%) CommVault
8 1 (2.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.00%) McAfee
8 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.00%) Veeam
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