The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 67 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 88 45 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.20% 1.83% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 8.86% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 37
Average daily rate
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£309 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £175 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 - £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
652 508 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.72% 20.61% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 219 165
Average daily rate £325 £364 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +13 24 £181 -57.41% 12
Edinburgh -9 23 £350 +3.70% 4
Aberdeen +4 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Inverclyde 0 3 - -
Dundee - 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 2
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (68.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 115 (57.21%) Microsoft
4 90 (44.78%) Active Directory
5 88 (43.78%) Security Cleared
6 86 (42.79%) SC Cleared
7 79 (39.30%) VMware
8 61 (30.35%) Windows XP
9 58 (28.86%) Citrix
9 58 (28.86%) Windows 7
10 41 (20.40%) MS Exchange
11 40 (19.90%) SQL
12 39 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (17.41%) DNS
14 34 (16.92%) SAN
15 33 (16.42%) MS Office
16 31 (15.42%) DHCP
17 27 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
18 23 (11.44%) Finance
19 22 (10.95%) Linux
19 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 21 (10.45%) ITIL
20 21 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
21 19 (9.45%) Clustering
21 19 (9.45%) HP
21 19 (9.45%) SCCM
22 18 (8.96%) LAN
22 18 (8.96%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 41 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.47%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.98%) IIS
7 5 (2.49%) Lync
8 4 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.00%) WordPress
10 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) CMS
11 1 (0.50%) WorkSite
Applications
1 33 (16.42%) MS Office
2 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.99%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.50%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.50%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.41%) DNS
2 34 (16.92%) SAN
3 31 (15.42%) DHCP
4 18 (8.96%) LAN
4 18 (8.96%) WAN
5 17 (8.46%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.97%) Internet
7 12 (5.97%) Firewall
8 9 (4.48%) NAS
9 6 (2.99%) X.500
10 5 (2.49%) VPN
10 5 (2.49%) Network Security
10 5 (2.49%) Wireless
10 5 (2.49%) IPsec
11 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.49%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.00%) SNMP
12 2 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) EDMS
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) TestDirector
1 8 (3.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.48%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.49%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.50%) MSI
4 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (11.44%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Publishing
2 14 (6.97%) Banking
3 2 (1.00%) Retail
3 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Legal
4 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (14.93%) Wintel Engineer
2 26 (12.94%) Analyst
3 13 (6.47%) Citrix Engineer
4 12 (5.97%) Support Analyst
4 12 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (5.47%) Architect
5 11 (5.47%) Build Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.48%) Consultant
8 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Applications Packager
9 7 (3.48%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Desktop Support
10 6 (2.99%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.99%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.49%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.49%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.47%) .NET
2 10 (4.98%) XML
3 8 (3.98%) HTML
4 6 (2.99%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.99%) JSP
5 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.49%) CSS
6 3 (1.49%) JSON
6 3 (1.49%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.00%) jQuery
7 2 (1.00%) HTML5
7 2 (1.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.45%) Clustering
2 14 (6.97%) Enterprise Storage
3 13 (6.47%) Replication
4 9 (4.48%) PDA
5 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.49%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.49%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.00%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.00%) AS400
8 2 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 2 (1.00%) Celerra
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (68.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 61 (30.35%) Windows XP
4 58 (28.86%) Windows 7
5 27 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (10.95%) Linux
7 16 (7.96%) AIX
8 12 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.98%) UNIX
10 9 (4.48%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.98%) Solaris
12 6 (2.99%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.50%) NetWare
15 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.45%) ITIL
2 18 (8.96%) Change Management
3 11 (5.47%) Migration
3 11 (5.47%) Software Testing
3 11 (5.47%) Unit Testing
4 10 (4.98%) Test Scripting
4 10 (4.98%) Project Management
5 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (3.98%) Test Automation
6 8 (3.98%) Build Automation
7 7 (3.48%) Software Distribution
7 7 (3.48%) Integration Testing
7 7 (3.48%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.49%) Validation
8 5 (2.49%) Service Management
8 5 (2.49%) Release Management
8 5 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (1.99%) Security Architecture
10 3 (1.49%) ITIL V3
10 3 (1.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.90%) SQL
2 12 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.48%) C#
3 9 (4.48%) Java
4 7 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.99%) VBScript
6 4 (1.99%) VB
7 3 (1.49%) C++
8 2 (1.00%) Perl
8 2 (1.00%) VBA
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
9 1 (0.50%) Korn
9 1 (0.50%) Groovy
9 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (43.78%) Security Cleared
2 86 (42.79%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.97%) MCSE
5 11 (5.47%) MCTS
6 10 (4.98%) MCITP
6 10 (4.98%) ISTQB
7 8 (3.98%) MCSA
8 7 (3.48%) Degree
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.00%) CCNP
9 2 (1.00%) PMP
9 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.00%) MCP
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) HND
10 1 (0.50%) CCNA
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (8.46%) vSphere
5 15 (7.46%) Hyper-V
6 14 (6.97%) XenApp
6 14 (6.97%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.48%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.99%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) Novell eDirectory
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 21 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (9.45%) SCCM
3 17 (8.46%) Netcool
4 11 (5.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (3.98%) Tivoli
7 7 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.99%) MIIS
9 5 (2.49%) WSUS
10 4 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.99%) Legato
11 3 (1.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 2 (1.00%) OpenView
12 2 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (1.00%) Ionix
13 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 115 (57.21%) Microsoft
2 79 (39.30%) VMware
3 58 (28.86%) Citrix
4 19 (9.45%) HP
5 17 (8.46%) Veritas
6 16 (7.96%) Altiris
7 15 (7.46%) EMC
8 14 (6.97%) Symantec
8 14 (6.97%) McAfee
9 13 (6.47%) Cisco
10 12 (5.97%) IBM
11 11 (5.47%) CommVault
11 11 (5.47%) NetApp
12 9 (4.48%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.98%) Oracle
14 7 (3.48%) Dell
15 3 (1.49%) Borland
16 2 (1.00%) Lotus
16 2 (1.00%) Avaya
16 2 (1.00%) Juniper
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