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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.44% 2.26% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 15.34% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Average daily rate
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£293 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £299 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
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
228 176 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.69% 14.75% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 92 58
Average daily rate £375 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £110 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
4 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (50.94%) Windows 7
4 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (45.28%) VMware
6 22 (41.51%) SCCM
7 17 (32.08%) HP
8 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
8 15 (28.30%) MS Office
8 15 (28.30%) ITIL
8 15 (28.30%) Migration
8 15 (28.30%) vSphere
9 14 (26.42%) SAN
10 12 (22.64%) DNS
10 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
11 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (18.87%) Application Packaging
12 10 (18.87%) DHCP
13 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
14 8 (15.09%) EMC
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
15 7 (13.21%) Oracle
15 7 (13.21%) Cisco
15 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
15 7 (13.21%) Finance
15 7 (13.21%) Lync
16 6 (11.32%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.21%) Lync
4 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) IIS
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.77%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Office
2 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) SAN
2 12 (22.64%) DNS
3 10 (18.87%) DHCP
4 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.43%) LAN
4 5 (9.43%) WAN
5 4 (7.55%) LDAP
6 3 (5.66%) VoIP
6 3 (5.66%) VPN
6 3 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (5.66%) Network Security
7 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.77%) Internet
7 2 (3.77%) WLAN
8 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Administrator
3 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Server Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.66%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Server Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Application Packaging
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
3 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) Handset
3 3 (5.66%) CLARiiON
3 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (50.94%) Windows 7
2 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.55%) AIX
4 3 (5.66%) HPUX
4 3 (5.66%) Solaris
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
4 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
1 15 (28.30%) Migration
2 3 (5.66%) Project Management
2 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
2 3 (5.66%) Change Management
3 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.89%) System Testing
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Management
4 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) VBScript
3 2 (3.77%) VBA
4 1 (1.89%) XQuery
4 1 (1.89%) XPath
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.66%) HND
4 2 (3.77%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.30%) vSphere
3 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.66%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.66%) SRDF
7 2 (3.77%) XenApp
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (41.51%) SCCM
2 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
3 5 (9.43%) SCOM
4 4 (7.55%) WSUS
4 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.77%) SCSM
7 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) VMware
3 17 (32.08%) HP
4 8 (15.09%) EMC
5 7 (13.21%) Oracle
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) CommVault
7 3 (5.66%) Dell
7 3 (5.66%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (5.66%) Veritas
7 3 (5.66%) Lotus
7 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) Brocade
8 1 (1.89%) Hitachi
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