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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 64 47
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 100 74 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.54% 2.29% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.08% 12.91% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 48
Median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £385 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.41% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -12.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Windows Server 2008
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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
524 573 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.81% 17.76% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 295 305
Median daily rate £310 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Renfrewshire +8 51 £295 -4.83%
Edinburgh +5 21 £275 -10.20% 4
Glasgow +11 18 £231 -17.04% 5
Fife - 5 £275 -
Inverclyde +6 1 £165 -34.00%
North Lanarkshire +4 1 - -
Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Windows
2 201 (76.14%) Active Directory
3 197 (74.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 173 (65.53%) Microsoft
5 162 (61.36%) Windows Server
6 147 (55.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 134 (50.76%) PowerShell
8 102 (38.64%) Security Cleared
9 91 (34.47%) Citrix
10 84 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 84 (31.82%) SQL
11 78 (29.55%) MS Excel
12 75 (28.41%) HP
13 71 (26.89%) ITIL
13 71 (26.89%) SC Cleared
14 70 (26.52%) MS Exchange
15 68 (25.76%) Windows 7
16 67 (25.38%) SQL Server
16 67 (25.38%) VMware
17 65 (24.62%) Office 365
18 64 (24.24%) MCSE
19 59 (22.35%) SharePoint
20 58 (21.97%) DHCP
20 58 (21.97%) DNS
20 58 (21.97%) Exchange Server 2010
21 57 (21.59%) VBScript
22 56 (21.21%) Hyper-V
23 52 (19.70%) Windows XP
23 52 (19.70%) Migration
24 51 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure

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 70 (26.52%) MS Exchange
2 59 (22.35%) SharePoint
3 58 (21.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (18.18%) OpenStack
5 42 (15.91%) Skype for Business
6 37 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (7.20%) Office Communications Server
9 13 (4.92%) IIS
10 9 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (29.55%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 65 (24.62%) Office 365
2 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.27%) PaaS
4 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.76%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.76%) IaaS
5 2 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (21.97%) DHCP
1 58 (21.97%) DNS
2 42 (15.91%) SAN
3 37 (14.02%) Skype
4 21 (7.95%) NetScaler
5 10 (3.79%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.41%) Firewall
7 5 (1.89%) SMTP
7 5 (1.89%) VoIP
8 4 (1.52%) VPN
9 3 (1.14%) LAN
9 3 (1.14%) LDAP
9 3 (1.14%) NAS
9 3 (1.14%) WAN
10 2 (0.76%) Network Security
10 2 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.76%) VLAN
10 2 (0.76%) Wireless
10 2 (0.76%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.06%) StarTeam
2 10 (3.79%) HP UFT
2 10 (3.79%) TestDirector
2 10 (3.79%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.14%) MSBuild
3 3 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.76%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.38%) Hudson
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (7.58%) Finance
2 6 (2.27%) Legal
3 4 (1.52%) Law
4 3 (1.14%) Banking
4 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.76%) Retail
5 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (11.36%) Analyst
2 25 (9.47%) Wintel Engineer
3 24 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (7.95%) Test Analyst
5 20 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (5.30%) Administrator
8 14 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 11 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
10 11 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Wintel Specialist
11 10 (3.79%) Lync Specialist
11 10 (3.79%) VMware Engineer
11 10 (3.79%) Windows Specialist
12 9 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 10 (3.79%) .NET
3 7 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.76%) CSS
4 2 (0.76%) jQuery
4 2 (0.76%) Middleware
4 2 (0.76%) XML
4 2 (0.76%) XSLT
5 1 (0.38%) VXML
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.38%) WinForms
5 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.18%) Clustering
2 35 (13.26%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.06%) PKI
5 11 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.41%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.41%) PDA
7 7 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.27%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.38%) iPad
10 1 (0.38%) IVR
10 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Replication
10 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 264 (100.00%) Windows
2 197 (74.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 162 (61.36%) Windows Server
4 147 (55.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (25.76%) Windows 7
6 52 (19.70%) Windows XP
7 40 (15.15%) AIX
8 35 (13.26%) Windows 10
9 33 (12.50%) Linux
10 19 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (6.06%) Solaris
12 15 (5.68%) HPUX
13 9 (3.41%) Android
14 8 (3.03%) Apple iOS
14 8 (3.03%) Windows 2000
15 7 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (1.89%) Unix
17 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.89%) ITIL
2 52 (19.70%) Migration
3 35 (13.26%) Change Management
4 31 (11.74%) Software Testing
5 28 (10.61%) Load Balancing
6 25 (9.47%) Test Scripting
7 21 (7.95%) Smoke Testing
8 20 (7.58%) Application Packaging
9 19 (7.20%) Server Virtualisation
10 17 (6.44%) Service Management
11 12 (4.55%) Release Management
12 10 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (3.79%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.79%) Prototyping
12 10 (3.79%) Test Automation
13 9 (3.41%) High Availability
14 7 (2.65%) Conflict Management
14 7 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (2.65%) Risk Management
15 5 (1.89%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (50.76%) PowerShell
2 84 (31.82%) SQL
3 57 (21.59%) VBScript
4 13 (4.92%) Bourne shell
4 13 (4.92%) Perl
5 12 (4.55%) Java
5 12 (4.55%) Korn
6 4 (1.52%) C#
7 3 (1.14%) VBA
8 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (38.64%) Security Cleared
2 84 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (26.89%) SC Cleared
4 64 (24.24%) MCSE
5 42 (15.91%) MCSA
6 37 (14.02%) Degree
7 29 (10.98%) ISTQB
8 26 (9.85%) MCITP
8 26 (9.85%) MCTS
9 13 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.65%) CISSP
13 6 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.76%) CCA
14 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.38%) CCNA
15 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.38%) MCP
15 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 201 (76.14%) Active Directory
2 56 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 51 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (15.91%) XenApp
5 25 (9.47%) VMware ESX
5 25 (9.47%) XenDesktop
6 19 (7.20%) Terminal Services
6 19 (7.20%) vSphere
7 11 (4.17%) Firmware
8 8 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.14%) Docker
12 3 (1.14%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.14%) SRDF
13 2 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.76%) XenServer
14 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 36 (13.64%) Netcool
2 30 (11.36%) SCCM
3 29 (10.98%) McAfee ePO
3 29 (10.98%) SCOM
4 20 (7.58%) WSUS
5 19 (7.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 14 (5.30%) PowerCLI
7 12 (4.55%) Tivoli
8 10 (3.79%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (3.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (3.03%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.89%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.52%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.52%) Puppet
12 4 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 173 (65.53%) Microsoft
2 91 (34.47%) Citrix
3 75 (28.41%) HP
4 67 (25.38%) VMware
5 30 (11.36%) Intel Security
6 27 (10.23%) Veritas
7 22 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 20 (7.58%) CA
9 17 (6.44%) IronPort
10 14 (5.30%) Symantec
11 13 (4.92%) IBM
12 8 (3.03%) Cisco
12 8 (3.03%) NetApp
13 6 (2.27%) AppSense
13 6 (2.27%) Lumension
14 5 (1.89%) arcserve
14 5 (1.89%) Dell
15 4 (1.52%) Brocade
15 4 (1.52%) EMC
15 4 (1.52%) Oracle
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