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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 28 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 24 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.23% 5.68% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.12% 23.45% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £262 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.96% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £189 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £385 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
170 145 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.88% 24.21% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 65 93
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £125.00 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (36.11%) VMware
5 11 (30.56%) Migration
5 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (19.44%) HP
8 7 (19.44%) Citrix
9 6 (16.67%) IBM
9 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 6 (16.67%) HTML
9 6 (16.67%) .NET
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (13.89%) JSON
10 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.89%) Java
10 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.89%) SOA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (8.33%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) IPsec
4 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) WinRunner
1 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
1 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Administrator
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Server Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) JSON
2 5 (13.89%) Apache Camel
3 4 (11.11%) HTML5
3 4 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (5.56%) UNIX
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) SOA
2 5 (13.89%) ETL
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.33%) Fault Management
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Validation
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Workflow
5 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) CCNP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) MCSA
5 2 (5.56%) MCTS
5 2 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.56%) Nmap
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.56%) Netcool
3 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.56%) Nessus
4 1 (2.78%) WMI
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) HP
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) IBM
5 5 (13.89%) Dell
6 4 (11.11%) NetApp
6 4 (11.11%) Symantec
7 3 (8.33%) Lotus
7 3 (8.33%) CommVault
7 3 (8.33%) EMC
8 2 (5.56%) Veritas
8 2 (5.56%) McAfee
9 1 (2.78%) Altiris
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco
9 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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