The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.70% 2.45% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.92% 10.06% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 12
Average daily rate
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£227 £298 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.69% -17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £189 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £364 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.63% 24.31% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 79 60
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £102 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £86.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.92% +517.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Glasgow region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Glasgow region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
4 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
5 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
6 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 15 (29.41%) SQL
7 14 (27.45%) VMware
8 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
9 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
10 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
10 10 (19.61%) Citrix
10 10 (19.61%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) MS Office
11 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (17.65%) SCCM
12 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
12 8 (15.69%) .NET
12 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (15.69%) DNS
12 8 (15.69%) Firewall
13 7 (13.73%) SAN
13 7 (13.73%) C#
13 7 (13.73%) HTML
13 7 (13.73%) Java
14 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
14 6 (11.76%) Cisco
14 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
1 8 (15.69%) DNS
1 8 (15.69%) Firewall
2 7 (13.73%) SAN
3 5 (9.80%) DHCP
4 4 (7.84%) IPsec
5 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.92%) HTTP
6 2 (3.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.92%) Wireless
6 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.96%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.96%) X.500
7 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.96%) LDAP
7 1 (1.96%) Internet
7 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.96%) CodeRush
2 1 (1.96%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.96%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (11.76%) Developer
1 6 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
2 4 (7.84%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
4 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
4 2 (3.92%) Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Designer
4 2 (3.92%) Build Engineer
5 1 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (1.96%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 5 (9.80%) XML
4 4 (7.84%) JSP
5 3 (5.88%) Apache Camel
5 3 (5.88%) HTML5
5 3 (5.88%) JSON
5 3 (5.88%) CSS
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.96%) OLE DB
7 1 (1.96%) ATL
7 1 (1.96%) COM+
7 1 (1.96%) DCOM
7 1 (1.96%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Replication
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
4 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
5 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (19.61%) Linux
6 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.96%) UNIX
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
1 6 (11.76%) Change Management
1 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
1 6 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (9.80%) Project Management
2 5 (9.80%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Build Automation
3 4 (7.84%) Validation
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.88%) SOA
4 3 (5.88%) ETL
5 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
5 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) C#
2 7 (13.73%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.80%) C++
4 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) Netcool
3 1 (1.96%) MIIS
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) Symantec
5 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) HP
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) EMC
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 2 (3.92%) Altiris
8 1 (1.96%) Veeam
8 1 (1.96%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) Veritas
8 1 (1.96%) Apple
8 1 (1.96%) Juniper