The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 50 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 80 103 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.95% 4.17% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.65% 16.27% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 37
Average daily rate
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£315 £293 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £528 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +5.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -10.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
546 633 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.14% 25.61% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 270 246
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £121 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 19
Average hourly rate £15.79 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £29.50 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 23 £310 +18.54% 8
Edinburgh -14 20 £317 +5.50% 4
Aberdeen +5 4 £200 +53.84% 3
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £178 -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 3
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (56.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (43.06%) Microsoft
5 60 (41.67%) VMware
6 56 (38.89%) Active Directory
7 48 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 45 (31.25%) SQL
9 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
11 34 (23.61%) Windows XP
12 33 (22.92%) HP
13 32 (22.22%) Citrix
13 32 (22.22%) DNS
14 31 (21.53%) Migration
15 28 (19.44%) DHCP
16 27 (18.75%) MS Exchange
16 27 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (18.06%) Hyper-V
17 26 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (17.36%) Clustering
19 23 (15.97%) Finance
20 22 (15.28%) Change Management
20 22 (15.28%) SAN
20 22 (15.28%) MCSE
21 21 (14.58%) McAfee
21 21 (14.58%) PDA
21 21 (14.58%) ISTQB
22 20 (13.89%) Software Testing
22 20 (13.89%) SQL Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.19%) IIS
3 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.17%) Lync
7 5 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.08%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.39%) Apache
10 2 (1.39%) JBoss
10 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.69%) LiveLink
Applications
1 18 (12.50%) MS Office
2 12 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.22%) DNS
2 28 (19.44%) DHCP
3 22 (15.28%) SAN
4 17 (11.81%) Firewall
5 9 (6.25%) LAN
6 8 (5.56%) WAN
6 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (4.86%) Network Security
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.78%) Junos
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.78%) SSL
9 3 (2.08%) LDAP
9 3 (2.08%) Intranet
10 2 (1.39%) VLAN
10 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.39%) DMZ
10 2 (1.39%) VPN
10 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 17 (11.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (11.81%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.69%) MSI
3 1 (0.69%) StarTeam
General
1 23 (15.97%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (13.89%) Analyst
2 14 (9.72%) Consultant
3 13 (9.03%) Administrator
3 13 (9.03%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.86%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Wintel Consultant
11 4 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.25%) .NET
2 8 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 5 (3.47%) XML
3 5 (3.47%) HTML
4 4 (2.78%) JSON
4 4 (2.78%) Apache Camel
5 3 (2.08%) HTML5
6 2 (1.39%) Middleware
6 2 (1.39%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.39%) JSP
7 1 (0.69%) Web Services
7 1 (0.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.36%) Clustering
2 21 (14.58%) PDA
3 10 (6.94%) Replication
4 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.39%) iSeries
7 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.69%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.69%) AS400
8 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (56.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 34 (23.61%) Windows XP
6 18 (12.50%) AIX
7 15 (10.42%) Linux
8 13 (9.03%) Windows 2000
9 9 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.25%) UNIX
9 9 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.78%) Android
10 4 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.39%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.39%) HPUX
12 2 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.53%) Migration
2 22 (15.28%) Change Management
3 20 (13.89%) Software Testing
4 19 (13.19%) Test Scripting
5 17 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 10 (6.94%) ITIL
7 8 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.47%) Project Management
9 5 (3.47%) Service Management
9 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (2.78%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.78%) SOA
10 4 (2.78%) ETL
10 4 (2.78%) Software Distribution
10 4 (2.78%) Network Management
10 4 (2.78%) Change Control
10 4 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.25%) SQL
2 11 (7.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.86%) C++
4 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.47%) C#
6 4 (2.78%) Perl
6 4 (2.78%) Java
7 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.39%) REXX
7 2 (1.39%) Tcl
8 1 (0.69%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 26 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (15.28%) MCSE
5 21 (14.58%) ISTQB
6 19 (13.19%) MCSA
7 18 (12.50%) MCITP
8 16 (11.11%) MCTS
9 7 (4.86%) Degree
10 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.08%) CCNA
11 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.39%) MCP
12 2 (1.39%) CCNP
12 2 (1.39%) VCP4
12 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.69%) PMP
13 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) QA
1 4 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (18.06%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.19%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.25%) vSphere
6 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.78%) XenApp
8 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.39%) Nmap
9 2 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.39%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.69%) vCloud
10 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.69%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (12.50%) SCCM
1 18 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (10.42%) Netcool
4 12 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (4.86%) SCOM
6 6 (4.17%) WMI
6 6 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.08%) SCSM
9 2 (1.39%) WSUS
9 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.39%) Nessus
9 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.69%) OpenView
10 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.69%) Nagios
10 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 60 (41.67%) VMware
3 33 (22.92%) HP
4 32 (22.22%) Citrix
5 21 (14.58%) McAfee
6 19 (13.19%) Veritas
7 17 (11.81%) EMC
8 12 (8.33%) Cisco
9 9 (6.25%) NetApp
10 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.86%) CommVault
11 7 (4.86%) Oracle
12 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.17%) IBM
12 6 (4.17%) Dell
13 5 (3.47%) Symantec
13 5 (3.47%) Altiris
14 4 (2.78%) Crossbeam
14 4 (2.78%) TippingPoint
14 4 (2.78%) Riverbed
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