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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 95 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.78% 2.79% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.99% 13.05% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 18
Average daily rate £313 £332 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
528 567 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.99% 21.38% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 298 238
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £110 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.75 £23.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh +9 37 £290 +0.86% 6
Renfrewshire +5 31 £369 +5.35% 1
Glasgow +10 21 £300 -14.28% 8
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £150 -15.49% 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (75.57%) Active Directory
3 121 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 102 (57.95%) Windows 7
5 97 (55.11%) VMware
6 94 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 85 (48.30%) Windows Server
8 79 (44.89%) Citrix
9 78 (44.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (36.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 63 (35.80%) Hyper-V
12 61 (34.66%) Clustering
13 60 (34.09%) SQL
14 58 (32.95%) MCSA
14 58 (32.95%) Windows XP
15 57 (32.39%) Security Cleared
16 52 (29.55%) Software Testing
17 50 (28.41%) Veritas
17 50 (28.41%) VMware ESX
18 48 (27.27%) Change Management
18 48 (27.27%) HP UFT
18 48 (27.27%) WinRunner
18 48 (27.27%) MCSE
18 48 (27.27%) Test Automation
19 47 (26.70%) MCITP
19 47 (26.70%) TestDirector
20 46 (26.14%) MCTS
20 46 (26.14%) PowerShell
20 46 (26.14%) SC Cleared
20 46 (26.14%) HP Quality Center

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 44 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.23%) Skype for Business
4 13 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (6.82%) OpenStack
6 8 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.98%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (3.98%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (2.27%) IIS
9 3 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.57%) DNS
2 34 (19.32%) DHCP
3 23 (13.07%) SAN
4 14 (7.95%) WAN
5 11 (6.25%) LDAP
6 7 (3.98%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.41%) LAN
7 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.84%) Firewall
8 5 (2.84%) VPN
9 4 (2.27%) Skype
10 3 (1.70%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (1.14%) VoIP
12 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Informix
2 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (27.27%) HP UFT
1 48 (27.27%) WinRunner
2 47 (26.70%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.70%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (25.57%) Analyst
2 37 (21.02%) Test Analyst
3 29 (16.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 26 (14.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 25 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 9 (5.11%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Consultant
8 9 (5.11%) Tester
9 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.98%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Tester
11 6 (3.41%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) CSS
1 8 (4.55%) HTML
2 4 (2.27%) .NET
2 4 (2.27%) COM+
3 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.14%) LAMP
4 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 61 (34.66%) Clustering
2 40 (22.73%) PDA
3 18 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.98%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.41%) HP Storage
7 5 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.84%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.70%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.14%) AS400
9 2 (1.14%) CMDB
9 2 (1.14%) iSeries
9 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.57%) CCTV
10 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (57.95%) Windows 7
3 94 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 85 (48.30%) Windows Server
5 78 (44.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (32.95%) Windows XP
7 41 (23.30%) AIX
8 8 (4.55%) Linux
8 8 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.70%) Solaris
10 3 (1.70%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.57%) HPUX
12 1 (0.57%) Unix
12 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.55%) Software Testing
2 48 (27.27%) Change Management
2 48 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 39 (22.16%) Test Scripting
4 36 (20.45%) ITIL
5 19 (10.80%) Migration
6 10 (5.68%) Application Packaging
6 10 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.68%) Records Management
7 9 (5.11%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.55%) Service Management
9 7 (3.98%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (2.27%) Risk Management
13 3 (1.70%) Asset Management
13 3 (1.70%) DevOps
13 3 (1.70%) Project Governance
13 3 (1.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.09%) SQL
2 46 (26.14%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.82%) VBScript
4 7 (3.98%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.84%) C#
6 4 (2.27%) VB
6 4 (2.27%) VB6
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (36.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (32.95%) MCSA
3 57 (32.39%) Security Cleared
4 48 (27.27%) MCSE
5 47 (26.70%) MCITP
6 46 (26.14%) MCTS
6 46 (26.14%) SC Cleared
7 38 (21.59%) ISTQB
8 8 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.27%) MCP
10 3 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.70%) ISEB
11 2 (1.14%) CCNA
11 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.70%) SLA
System Software
1 133 (75.57%) Active Directory
2 63 (35.80%) Hyper-V
3 50 (28.41%) VMware ESX
4 43 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (11.93%) XenApp
6 16 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 12 (6.82%) vSphere
8 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.84%) Firmware
11 4 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.70%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.57%) SRDF
13 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 46 (26.14%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (22.73%) Netcool
3 31 (17.61%) SCCM
4 18 (10.23%) SCOM
5 4 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.27%) WSUS
6 3 (1.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.14%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 97 (55.11%) VMware
3 79 (44.89%) Citrix
4 50 (28.41%) Veritas
5 41 (23.30%) Intel Security
6 27 (15.34%) HP
7 19 (10.80%) Cisco
8 14 (7.95%) EMC
9 8 (4.55%) Symantec
10 6 (3.41%) Brocade
10 6 (3.41%) Oracle
11 5 (2.84%) AppSense
12 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.70%) SAP
13 2 (1.14%) Dell
13 2 (1.14%) Sun
14 1 (0.57%) Altiris
14 1 (0.57%) Avaya
14 1 (0.57%) Barracuda Networks
14 1 (0.57%) IBM
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