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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK / Scotland
Rank 38 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 68 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.08% 3.56% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.22% 16.40% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 34
Median daily rate £335 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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
395 573 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.71% 21.67% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 290 263
Median daily rate £350 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £439 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 9 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £161.25 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 24 £394 +43.18% 2
Glasgow +4 15 £310 -0.80% 3
Renfrewshire +6 11 £310 -11.42%
Aberdeen - 6 £295 -
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £395 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £290 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £525 - 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (79.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
4 113 (65.70%) Active Directory
5 98 (56.98%) Windows Server
6 79 (45.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (42.44%) PowerShell
8 66 (38.37%) Windows 7
9 62 (36.05%) VMware
10 50 (29.07%) Citrix
10 50 (29.07%) MS Exchange
10 50 (29.07%) Office 365
11 48 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 48 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (27.33%) MS Excel
12 47 (27.33%) SQL
13 43 (25.00%) MCSE
14 41 (23.84%) Windows 10
15 40 (23.26%) Security Cleared
16 39 (22.67%) ITIL
16 39 (22.67%) DNS
17 38 (22.09%) DHCP
18 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
18 37 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
19 34 (19.77%) SharePoint
19 34 (19.77%) SC Cleared
20 31 (18.02%) Windows XP
21 30 (17.44%) Migration
21 30 (17.44%) SCCM
22 29 (16.86%) HP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (29.07%) MS Exchange
2 37 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (19.77%) SharePoint
4 27 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (13.95%) Skype for Business
6 22 (12.79%) OpenStack
7 14 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (8.14%) IIS
8 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.58%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.58%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 47 (27.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.07%) Office 365
2 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.74%) IaaS
4 2 (1.16%) G Suite
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.67%) DNS
2 38 (22.09%) DHCP
3 20 (11.63%) Skype
4 16 (9.30%) SAN
5 14 (8.14%) VSAN
6 12 (6.98%) Firewall
6 12 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.65%) Internet
8 6 (3.49%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.49%) VPN
9 4 (2.33%) LAN
9 4 (2.33%) VoIP
10 3 (1.74%) WAN
11 2 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.16%) VLAN
12 1 (0.58%) 4G
12 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.58%) Network Security
12 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (8.72%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.16%) MSI
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.16%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.16%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (10.47%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Law
3 3 (1.74%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.28%) Analyst
2 13 (7.56%) Support Engineer
2 13 (7.56%) Test Analyst
3 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.40%) Messaging Specialist
4 11 (6.40%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (5.81%) IT Support
5 10 (5.81%) Lync Specialist
5 10 (5.81%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 9 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.23%) Office 365 Specialist
6 9 (5.23%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) IT Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Tester
9 6 (3.49%) Mobility Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.16%) XML
3 2 (1.16%) XSD
4 1 (0.58%) J2EE
4 1 (0.58%) JSP
4 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.53%) Clustering
2 23 (13.37%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.33%) CMDB
6 4 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) PKI
8 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.16%) iPad
8 2 (1.16%) PDA
8 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (79.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 98 (56.98%) Windows Server
4 79 (45.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (38.37%) Windows 7
6 41 (23.84%) Windows 10
7 31 (18.02%) Windows XP
8 18 (10.47%) AIX
9 12 (6.98%) Linux
10 10 (5.81%) Android
11 9 (5.23%) Apple iOS
12 7 (4.07%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (2.33%) Solaris
14 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.74%) Unix
14 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.58%) HPUX
15 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.67%) ITIL
2 30 (17.44%) Migration
3 25 (14.53%) Change Management
4 21 (12.21%) Software Testing
5 18 (10.47%) Load Balancing
6 17 (9.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 17 (9.88%) Test Scripting
7 13 (7.56%) Smoke Testing
8 12 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (6.40%) Change Control
9 11 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.23%) Application Packaging
11 8 (4.65%) Service Management
12 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (4.07%) Server Building
13 6 (3.49%) ITSM
13 6 (3.49%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.49%) Time Management
14 5 (2.91%) Incident Management
14 5 (2.91%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 73 (42.44%) PowerShell
2 47 (27.33%) SQL
3 8 (4.65%) VBScript
4 3 (1.74%) Perl
4 3 (1.74%) VBA
5 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.16%) C
5 2 (1.16%) C#
5 2 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.58%) Korn
6 1 (0.58%) SQR
Qualifications
1 48 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (25.00%) MCSE
3 40 (23.26%) Security Cleared
4 34 (19.77%) SC Cleared
5 25 (14.53%) Degree
6 19 (11.05%) ISTQB
7 16 (9.30%) MCSA
8 15 (8.72%) MCITP
8 15 (8.72%) MCTS
9 14 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.74%) CISSP
13 2 (1.16%) MCP
14 1 (0.58%) EMC Certification
14 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 113 (65.70%) Active Directory
2 48 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.53%) vSphere
5 23 (13.37%) XenApp
6 20 (11.63%) XenDesktop
7 17 (9.88%) VMware ESX
8 16 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.49%) Firmware
10 6 (3.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.74%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (17.44%) SCCM
2 17 (9.88%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (9.88%) SCOM
3 16 (9.30%) Netcool
4 15 (8.72%) vRealize
5 14 (8.14%) PowerCLI
6 9 (5.23%) WSUS
7 7 (4.07%) AirWatch
8 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (3.49%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.16%) Puppet
12 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.58%) Simpana
Vendors
1 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 62 (36.05%) VMware
3 50 (29.07%) Citrix
4 29 (16.86%) HP
5 21 (12.21%) Veritas
6 17 (9.88%) Intel Security
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco
8 10 (5.81%) Symantec
9 8 (4.65%) IronPort
10 6 (3.49%) Dell
11 5 (2.91%) Apple
11 5 (2.91%) CA
11 5 (2.91%) EMC
11 5 (2.91%) Oracle
12 4 (2.33%) BMC
12 4 (2.33%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.74%) Remedy
14 2 (1.16%) Mitel
14 2 (1.16%) WebSpy
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