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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 55 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.46% 1.87% 5.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.89% 9.17% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +101.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £191 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £503 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
225 229 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.45% 20.36% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 114 64
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £123 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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
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 30 January 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
3 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (40.91%) Finance
5 18 (40.91%) VMware
6 13 (29.55%) Migration
7 12 (27.27%) IIS
7 12 (27.27%) DNS
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.73%) Linux
9 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
9 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) DHCP
9 9 (20.45%) Banking
10 8 (18.18%) HP
10 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 7 (15.91%) Citrix
11 7 (15.91%) SAN
11 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
11 7 (15.91%) Application Packaging
12 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.64%) Firewall
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.64%) UNIX
12 6 (13.64%) EMC
12 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (11.36%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (27.27%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.36%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 2 (4.55%) Apache
7 2 (4.55%) JBoss
7 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.55%) Lync
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) DNS
2 9 (20.45%) DHCP
3 7 (15.91%) SAN
4 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) Network Security
6 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (4.55%) Intranet
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) SSL
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
7 1 (2.27%) HTTP
7 1 (2.27%) LDAP
7 1 (2.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Administrator
1 8 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
1 8 (18.18%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Applications Support Technician
7 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (2.27%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop Support
7 1 (2.27%) Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) X-Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) iSeries
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (47.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (22.73%) Linux
5 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
6 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 6 (13.64%) UNIX
8 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
8 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
9 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.27%) AIX
11 1 (2.27%) HPUX
11 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
6 1 (2.27%) BCP
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) MCSE
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.82%) MCITP
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.55%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.55%) MetaFrame
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) SCSM
4 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.27%) OpenView
5 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) VMware
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.18%) HP
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix
5 6 (13.64%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) NetApp
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) Altiris
7 2 (4.55%) AppSense
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec
7 2 (4.55%) Intel
7 2 (4.55%) Lumension
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Sage
8 1 (2.27%) Avaya
8 1 (2.27%) Veeam
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