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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 73 42
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 65 67 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.87% 2.05% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.60% 11.26% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 46
Median daily rate £263 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £324 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £21.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -5.26%
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
478 595 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.09% 18.21% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 296 298
Median daily rate £320 £330 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £146 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 28
Median hourly rate £35.50 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.33% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £35.00
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 26 August 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
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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 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
Edinburgh +4 26 £290 +0.86% 1
Renfrewshire +7 18 £283 -5.66% 1
Glasgow +17 12 £248 +8.19% 1
Fife +8 5 £275 -
Lanarkshire +6 1 £200 -
Inverclyde +5 1 £165 -34.00%
North Lanarkshire +4 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (72.27%) Active Directory
3 168 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (66.39%) Microsoft
5 146 (61.34%) Windows Server
6 133 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 117 (49.16%) PowerShell
8 103 (43.28%) Security Cleared
9 92 (38.66%) Citrix
10 80 (33.61%) SQL
11 74 (31.09%) VMware
12 73 (30.67%) MS Excel
12 73 (30.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 72 (30.25%) ITIL
14 71 (29.83%) SQL Server
14 71 (29.83%) SC Cleared
15 65 (27.31%) HP
16 61 (25.63%) DNS
17 60 (25.21%) DHCP
18 56 (23.53%) MS Exchange
18 56 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (23.11%) Windows 7
20 53 (22.27%) Hyper-V
21 52 (21.85%) MCSE
22 50 (21.01%) VBScript
23 49 (20.59%) Migration
24 48 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
24 48 (20.17%) Office 365
25 46 (19.33%) XenApp
25 46 (19.33%) Clustering

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 56 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 48 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (19.33%) SharePoint
4 38 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (15.55%) OpenStack
6 33 (13.87%) Skype for Business
7 28 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (8.40%) Office Communications Server
9 12 (5.04%) IIS
10 10 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (30.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.17%) Office 365
2 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.52%) PaaS
4 3 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.84%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (25.63%) DNS
2 60 (25.21%) DHCP
3 42 (17.65%) SAN
4 28 (11.76%) Skype
5 21 (8.82%) NetScaler
6 9 (3.78%) Firewall
7 6 (2.52%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.10%) SMTP
8 5 (2.10%) VoIP
8 5 (2.10%) WAN
9 4 (1.68%) LAN
9 4 (1.68%) NAS
9 4 (1.68%) VPN
10 3 (1.26%) LDAP
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.84%) Internet
11 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (29.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.72%) HP UFT
1 16 (6.72%) WinRunner
2 14 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 8 (3.36%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.94%) StarTeam
4 7 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.26%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.84%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.84%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.84%) MSI
7 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.42%) Hudson
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (10.08%) Finance
2 6 (2.52%) Legal
3 4 (1.68%) Law
4 1 (0.42%) Advertising
4 1 (0.42%) Back Office
4 1 (0.42%) Banking
4 1 (0.42%) Local Government
4 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (12.18%) Analyst
2 19 (7.98%) Support Engineer
2 19 (7.98%) Test Analyst
2 19 (7.98%) Wintel Engineer
3 17 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (6.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (5.46%) Administrator
6 13 (5.46%) Windows Specialist
7 12 (5.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 12 (5.04%) Messaging Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) Architect
8 11 (4.62%) Consultant
8 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (4.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) Wintel Specialist
9 10 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Active Directory Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.04%) Regular Expression
2 8 (3.36%) .NET
2 8 (3.36%) CSS
2 8 (3.36%) jQuery
2 8 (3.36%) XML
2 8 (3.36%) XSLT
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) VXML
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.42%) WinForms
4 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.33%) Clustering
2 24 (10.08%) Computer Science
3 20 (8.40%) PKI
4 19 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.04%) PDA
6 10 (4.20%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.78%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.78%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.52%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.84%) CMDB
9 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 1 (0.42%) BYOD
10 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.42%) iPad
10 1 (0.42%) iPhone
10 1 (0.42%) IVR
10 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 168 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 146 (61.34%) Windows Server
4 133 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (23.11%) Windows 7
6 40 (16.81%) Windows XP
7 36 (15.13%) AIX
8 33 (13.87%) Linux
9 22 (9.24%) Windows 10
10 20 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (6.72%) Solaris
12 15 (6.30%) HPUX
13 8 (3.36%) Windows 2000
14 5 (2.10%) Unix
15 4 (1.68%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.84%) Android
17 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (30.25%) ITIL
2 49 (20.59%) Migration
3 27 (11.34%) Change Management
4 26 (10.92%) Software Testing
5 22 (9.24%) Test Scripting
6 20 (8.40%) Load Balancing
7 19 (7.98%) Smoke Testing
8 16 (6.72%) Test Automation
9 15 (6.30%) Application Packaging
9 15 (6.30%) Service Management
10 14 (5.88%) High Availability
10 14 (5.88%) Prototyping
11 12 (5.04%) Records Management
11 12 (5.04%) Release Management
12 9 (3.78%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.94%) Conflict Management
13 7 (2.94%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
14 6 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (2.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 117 (49.16%) PowerShell
2 80 (33.61%) SQL
3 50 (21.01%) VBScript
4 13 (5.46%) Bourne shell
4 13 (5.46%) Perl
5 12 (5.04%) Java
5 12 (5.04%) Korn
6 9 (3.78%) C#
7 8 (3.36%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.42%) C
9 1 (0.42%) Python
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (43.28%) Security Cleared
2 73 (30.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (29.83%) SC Cleared
4 52 (21.85%) MCSE
5 38 (15.97%) MCSA
6 24 (10.08%) Degree
7 23 (9.66%) ISTQB
8 22 (9.24%) MCITP
8 22 (9.24%) MCTS
9 13 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (4.20%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.78%) CISSP
12 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.84%) CCA
13 2 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.84%) MCP
14 1 (0.42%) CCNA
14 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 172 (72.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (22.27%) Hyper-V
4 46 (19.33%) XenApp
5 31 (13.03%) VMware ESX
6 28 (11.76%) XenDesktop
7 19 (7.98%) Terminal Services
8 18 (7.56%) vSphere
9 10 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (2.52%) Firmware
12 5 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.26%) Docker
14 3 (1.26%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.26%) SRDF
15 2 (0.84%) vCloud
15 2 (0.84%) Veritas File System
15 2 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (13.87%) SCCM
2 32 (13.45%) Netcool
3 27 (11.34%) SCOM
4 24 (10.08%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (7.98%) WSUS
6 14 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (5.04%) Tivoli
8 10 (4.20%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (3.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (2.10%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.10%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.68%) Puppet
11 4 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (1.26%) Ansible
12 3 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.84%) vMotion
Vendors
1 158 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 92 (38.66%) Citrix
3 74 (31.09%) VMware
4 65 (27.31%) HP
5 25 (10.50%) Intel Security
6 24 (10.08%) Red Hat
6 24 (10.08%) Veritas
7 20 (8.40%) CA
8 18 (7.56%) IronPort
9 13 (5.46%) IBM
9 13 (5.46%) Symantec
10 11 (4.62%) Cisco
11 8 (3.36%) NetApp
12 6 (2.52%) AppSense
12 6 (2.52%) Lumension
12 6 (2.52%) Nintex
13 5 (2.10%) arcserve
14 4 (1.68%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.68%) Brocade
14 4 (1.68%) Oracle
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