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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 72 87 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 3.81% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.53% 15.56% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 39
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £142 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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
532 559 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 24.50% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 239 238
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.25 £19.03
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 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -11 24 £400 +52.96% 9
Edinburgh -6 20 £304 +3.93% 5
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (56.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (51.08%) Microsoft
4 67 (48.20%) VMware
5 54 (38.85%) Active Directory
6 48 (34.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (32.37%) Security Cleared
7 45 (32.37%) SC Cleared
8 44 (31.65%) SQL
9 35 (25.18%) Citrix
9 35 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (24.46%) Windows 7
10 34 (24.46%) DNS
11 33 (23.74%) HP
12 32 (23.02%) MS Exchange
13 29 (20.86%) DHCP
14 28 (20.14%) Finance
15 26 (18.71%) Migration
15 26 (18.71%) Windows XP
15 26 (18.71%) MS Office
16 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (16.55%) Clustering
18 22 (15.83%) SAN
19 21 (15.11%) MCSE
20 19 (13.67%) Hyper-V
21 18 (12.95%) Test Scripting
21 18 (12.95%) MCITP
21 18 (12.95%) Change Management
22 17 (12.23%) SharePoint
23 16 (11.51%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 32 (23.02%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.23%) SharePoint
3 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (10.79%) IIS
5 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.32%) Lync
8 5 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.16%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.44%) Apache
10 2 (1.44%) JBoss
11 1 (0.72%) LiveLink
Applications
1 26 (18.71%) MS Office
2 16 (11.51%) MS Excel
3 15 (10.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.46%) DNS
2 29 (20.86%) DHCP
3 22 (15.83%) SAN
4 12 (8.63%) Firewall
5 8 (5.76%) LAN
6 7 (5.04%) Network Security
6 7 (5.04%) WAN
6 7 (5.04%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.88%) Junos
7 4 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.16%) Intranet
8 3 (2.16%) SSL
9 2 (1.44%) VLAN
9 2 (1.44%) IPsec
9 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.44%) VPN
10 1 (0.72%) DMZ
10 1 (0.72%) Internet
10 1 (0.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) WinRunner
1 13 (9.35%) TestDirector
1 13 (9.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.72%) StarTeam
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (10.79%) Administrator
1 15 (10.79%) Consultant
2 14 (10.07%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (9.35%) Build Engineer
3 13 (9.35%) Analyst
4 10 (7.19%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (6.47%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Server Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Test Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Wintel Consultant
8 4 (2.88%) Exchange Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Architect
9 3 (2.16%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) .NET
1 8 (5.76%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.32%) XML
2 6 (4.32%) HTML
3 5 (3.60%) JSON
3 5 (3.60%) Apache Camel
4 4 (2.88%) HTML5
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.44%) JSP
5 2 (1.44%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Clustering
2 16 (11.51%) PDA
3 15 (10.79%) Replication
4 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.88%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.16%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.44%) iSeries
8 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.44%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.72%) AS400
9 1 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (56.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (34.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (24.46%) Windows 7
5 26 (18.71%) Windows XP
6 15 (10.79%) Windows 2000
7 14 (10.07%) Linux
8 13 (9.35%) AIX
9 10 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.76%) UNIX
11 5 (3.60%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.16%) Windows NT
13 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.72%) HPUX
15 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) Migration
2 18 (12.95%) Test Scripting
2 18 (12.95%) Change Management
3 15 (10.79%) Software Testing
4 13 (9.35%) Test Automation
5 12 (8.63%) Unit Testing
6 8 (5.76%) ITIL
7 7 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.32%) Project Management
9 5 (3.60%) SOA
9 5 (3.60%) ETL
9 5 (3.60%) Validation
9 5 (3.60%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (2.88%) Network Management
10 4 (2.88%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.88%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.65%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.32%) C#
4 5 (3.60%) Java
5 4 (2.88%) C++
6 3 (2.16%) VBScript
7 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.44%) REXX
7 2 (1.44%) Tcl
8 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (32.37%) Security Cleared
1 45 (32.37%) SC Cleared
2 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (15.11%) MCSE
4 18 (12.95%) MCITP
5 16 (11.51%) ISTQB
6 15 (10.79%) MCSA
7 14 (10.07%) MCTS
8 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.16%) Degree
9 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.44%) CCNP
10 2 (1.44%) CCNA
11 1 (0.72%) MCP
11 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
1 4 (2.88%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (38.85%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.67%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.51%) VMware ESX
5 12 (8.63%) vSphere
6 7 (5.04%) XenApp
7 5 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.16%) MetaFrame
8 3 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.16%) vCloud
9 2 (1.44%) Nmap
9 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.44%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (8.63%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (7.91%) SCCM
4 11 (7.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (7.91%) Netcool
5 5 (3.60%) SCOM
5 5 (3.60%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.88%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.88%) WMI
7 3 (2.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.16%) SCSM
8 2 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.44%) Nessus
8 2 (1.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.72%) OpenView
9 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 71 (51.08%) Microsoft
2 67 (48.20%) VMware
3 35 (25.18%) Citrix
4 33 (23.74%) HP
5 16 (11.51%) McAfee
6 15 (10.79%) EMC
7 14 (10.07%) Veritas
7 14 (10.07%) Altiris
8 12 (8.63%) NetApp
9 9 (6.47%) Cisco
10 8 (5.76%) IBM
10 8 (5.76%) Dell
11 7 (5.04%) Symantec
11 7 (5.04%) Oracle
12 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.88%) F5
13 4 (2.88%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.88%) Crossbeam
13 4 (2.88%) TippingPoint
13 4 (2.88%) Riverbed
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