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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.41% 4.23% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.23% 17.11% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £202 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £336 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
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
139 152 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.69% 24.72% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 76 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £190 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £420 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.33 £160.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.79% +856.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £160.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (34.09%) SQL
4 15 (34.09%) Migration
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (25.00%) VMware
7 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
8 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.18%) Citrix
9 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) Linux
10 7 (15.91%) IBM
10 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
11 6 (13.64%) Change Management
11 6 (13.64%) Finance
11 6 (13.64%) DNS
11 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle
11 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.55%) Lync
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) IPsec
5 2 (4.55%) Wireless
5 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.55%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.27%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.27%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.27%) CodeRush
2 1 (2.27%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (11.36%) Developer
1 5 (11.36%) Consultant
1 5 (11.36%) Administrator
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Server Technician
5 1 (2.27%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) HTML
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
1 5 (11.36%) XML
1 5 (11.36%) JSON
1 5 (11.36%) Apache Camel
2 4 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.27%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) ATL
3 1 (2.27%) COM+
3 1 (2.27%) DCOM
3 1 (2.27%) JSP
3 1 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) PDA
2 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) iPhone
2 1 (2.27%) iPad
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 7 (15.91%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Migration
2 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.64%) Change Management
3 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
3 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (11.36%) SOA
4 5 (11.36%) ETL
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) Build Automation
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Load Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C++
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 7 (15.91%) IBM
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.64%) Oracle
6 4 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Dell
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco
7 3 (6.82%) Symantec
7 3 (6.82%) Lotus
7 3 (6.82%) NetApp
8 2 (4.55%) EMC
9 1 (2.27%) Juniper
9 1 (2.27%) CommVault
9 1 (2.27%) Veritas
9 1 (2.27%) McAfee
9 1 (2.27%) Apple
9 1 (2.27%) Altiris
9 1 (2.27%) Google