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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.24% 1.44% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.01% 9.70% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 8
Median daily rate £338 £296 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £221 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
241 237 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.07% 14.87% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 114 126
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £175 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
3 50 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (64.00%) Active Directory
5 42 (56.00%) Windows Server
6 40 (53.33%) PowerShell
7 37 (49.33%) Citrix
8 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
9 29 (38.67%) VMware
10 26 (34.67%) Finance
10 26 (34.67%) XenApp
11 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
12 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (29.33%) XenDesktop
13 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (26.67%) ITIL
14 20 (26.67%) SCCM
14 20 (26.67%) Windows 10
15 19 (25.33%) Clustering
16 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Clustering
17 16 (21.33%) VMware ESX
17 16 (21.33%) VBScript
18 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
18 15 (20.00%) DHCP
18 15 (20.00%) DNS
19 14 (18.67%) Linux
20 13 (17.33%) Migration
20 13 (17.33%) NetScaler
20 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2010

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 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 9 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.33%) IIS
7 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.00%) PaaS
3 4 (5.33%) Office 365
4 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.67%) Bluemix
5 2 (2.67%) IaaS
5 2 (2.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) DHCP
1 15 (20.00%) DNS
2 13 (17.33%) NetScaler
3 6 (8.00%) SAN
4 5 (6.67%) LAN
4 5 (6.67%) WAN
5 3 (4.00%) Firewall
5 3 (4.00%) LDAP
6 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) NAS
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.33%) Skype
7 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.33%) VLAN
7 1 (1.33%) VPN
7 1 (1.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 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
2 2 (2.67%) StarTeam
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 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Legal
3 4 (5.33%) Law
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (14.67%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) IT Support
6 7 (9.33%) VMware Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Active Directory Specialist
7 6 (8.00%) Administrator
7 6 (8.00%) Server Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
8 5 (6.67%) Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Systems Support
8 5 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) WinForms
2 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Clustering
2 9 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) CMDB
4 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) BYOD
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (56.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (41.33%) Windows 7
5 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 14 (18.67%) Linux
8 8 (10.67%) Windows 2000
9 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.67%) AIX
11 4 (5.33%) Unix
12 3 (4.00%) HPUX
12 3 (4.00%) Solaris
12 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
12 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Application Packaging
2 13 (17.33%) Migration
3 10 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.67%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.00%) DevOps
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
7 3 (4.00%) Service Management
7 3 (4.00%) Software Delivery
7 3 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.67%) Network Design
8 2 (2.67%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (2.67%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 16 (21.33%) VBScript
3 9 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.33%) MCSE
3 2 (2.67%) CCA
3 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) MCITP
3 2 (2.67%) MCSA
3 2 (2.67%) MCTS
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) HND
4 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.67%) XenApp
3 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (29.33%) XenDesktop
5 16 (21.33%) VMware ESX
6 11 (14.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (5.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (4.00%) Docker
9 3 (4.00%) MetaFrame
9 3 (4.00%) SRDF
10 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.67%) XenServer
11 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (26.67%) SCCM
2 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (17.33%) SCOM
3 13 (17.33%) WSUS
4 8 (10.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (5.33%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (5.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (4.00%) Ansible
6 3 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.00%) Puppet
7 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.67%) Netcool
8 1 (1.33%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (49.33%) Citrix
3 29 (38.67%) VMware
4 9 (12.00%) Symantec
5 8 (10.67%) NetApp
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (5.33%) CA
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) Splunk
9 2 (2.67%) Altiris
9 2 (2.67%) AppSense
9 2 (2.67%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.67%) Veritas
10 1 (1.33%) Apple
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) Lumension
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle