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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 162 71 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.60% 2.35% 3.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.43% 12.50% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 37 27
Median daily rate £330 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £127 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £340 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £17.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.46 £15.95
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +15.77%
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
793 568 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.39% 18.84% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 274 361
Median daily rate £345 £320 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -2 79 £330 -1.49%
Edinburgh +11 44 £375 +154.23% 4
Glasgow +18 23 £300 -5.13% 10
Aberdeen -6 2 £345 +91.66%
West Lothian +10 1 £388 -
North Lanarkshire +10 1 - -
Lanarkshire +3 1 £200 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £375 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Windows
2 203 (74.63%) Active Directory
3 190 (69.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 188 (69.12%) Microsoft
5 163 (59.93%) Windows Server
6 152 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 134 (49.26%) PowerShell
8 118 (43.38%) Security Cleared
9 111 (40.81%) Citrix
10 109 (40.07%) VMware
11 96 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 95 (34.93%) SQL
13 86 (31.62%) ITIL
14 83 (30.51%) DNS
15 82 (30.15%) Windows 7
16 81 (29.78%) SC Cleared
17 78 (28.68%) SQL Server
18 76 (27.94%) MS Excel
19 75 (27.57%) HP
20 73 (26.84%) DHCP
20 73 (26.84%) Hyper-V
21 71 (26.10%) MS Exchange
22 70 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 66 (24.26%) MCSE
24 63 (23.16%) Clustering
25 59 (21.69%) MCSA
26 56 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
27 55 (20.22%) Windows XP
28 54 (19.85%) Migration
29 53 (19.49%) SAN

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 71 (26.10%) MS Exchange
2 56 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 45 (16.54%) SharePoint
3 45 (16.54%) Skype for Business
4 43 (15.81%) OpenStack
5 40 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (5.15%) IIS
9 8 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.47%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 76 (27.94%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.54%) Office 365
2 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.21%) PaaS
4 5 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.74%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.74%) IaaS
5 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (30.51%) DNS
2 73 (26.84%) DHCP
3 53 (19.49%) SAN
4 30 (11.03%) Skype
5 15 (5.51%) NetScaler
6 12 (4.41%) WAN
7 8 (2.94%) Firewall
8 7 (2.57%) LDAP
9 6 (2.21%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.84%) LAN
10 5 (1.84%) NAS
10 5 (1.84%) SMTP
10 5 (1.84%) VPN
11 3 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
13 1 (0.37%) Internet
13 1 (0.37%) Network Security
13 1 (0.37%) VLAN
13 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (28.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (11.76%) HP UFT
1 32 (11.76%) WinRunner
2 31 (11.40%) TestDirector
3 8 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.84%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.10%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.74%) MSI
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (9.56%) Finance
2 6 (2.21%) Legal
3 3 (1.10%) Banking
3 3 (1.10%) Law
4 1 (0.37%) Advertising
4 1 (0.37%) Back Office
4 1 (0.37%) Local Government
4 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (14.34%) Analyst
2 27 (9.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 27 (9.93%) Test Analyst
3 22 (8.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 21 (7.72%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 19 (6.99%) Support Engineer
5 19 (6.99%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 17 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (5.15%) Administrator
8 14 (5.15%) Messaging Engineer
9 13 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (4.78%) Windows Specialist
10 12 (4.41%) Active Directory Engineer
11 11 (4.04%) Consultant
11 11 (4.04%) Wintel Specialist
12 10 (3.68%) Architect
12 10 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.78%) CSS
2 11 (4.04%) Regular Expression
3 8 (2.94%) .NET
3 8 (2.94%) jQuery
3 8 (2.94%) XML
3 8 (2.94%) XSLT
4 5 (1.84%) HTML
5 2 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.37%) WinForms
6 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (23.16%) Clustering
2 27 (9.93%) PDA
3 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 18 (6.62%) PKI
6 14 (5.15%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.68%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.57%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.84%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Replication
12 1 (0.37%) BYOD
12 1 (0.37%) CMDB
12 1 (0.37%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.37%) VCE vBlock
12 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 272 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (69.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 163 (59.93%) Windows Server
4 152 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (30.15%) Windows 7
6 55 (20.22%) Windows XP
7 47 (17.28%) AIX
8 37 (13.60%) Linux
9 22 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (8.09%) Windows 10
10 14 (5.15%) HPUX
10 14 (5.15%) Solaris
11 8 (2.94%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.47%) Unix
13 2 (0.74%) Android
13 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (31.62%) ITIL
2 54 (19.85%) Migration
3 40 (14.71%) Change Management
3 40 (14.71%) Software Testing
4 32 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 31 (11.40%) Test Scripting
6 25 (9.19%) Load Balancing
7 16 (5.88%) Application Packaging
8 14 (5.15%) High Availability
9 12 (4.41%) Prototyping
9 12 (4.41%) Service Management
10 11 (4.04%) Conflict Management
10 11 (4.04%) Release Management
10 11 (4.04%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.68%) Records Management
11 10 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (3.31%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
14 6 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (2.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 134 (49.26%) PowerShell
2 95 (34.93%) SQL
3 46 (16.91%) VBScript
4 12 (4.41%) Bourne shell
4 12 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.41%) Perl
5 11 (4.04%) Java
5 11 (4.04%) Korn
6 9 (3.31%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.37%) Python
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (43.38%) Security Cleared
2 96 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (29.78%) SC Cleared
4 66 (24.26%) MCSE
5 59 (21.69%) MCSA
6 36 (13.24%) MCTS
7 35 (12.87%) MCITP
8 33 (12.13%) ISTQB
9 24 (8.82%) Degree
10 20 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (3.68%) DV Cleared
13 7 (2.57%) CISSP
14 4 (1.47%) MCP
15 3 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.74%) CCA
16 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
17 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
17 1 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 203 (74.63%) Active Directory
2 73 (26.84%) Hyper-V
3 70 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (18.75%) XenApp
5 44 (16.18%) VMware ESX
6 27 (9.93%) vSphere
7 26 (9.56%) XenDesktop
8 21 (7.72%) Terminal Services
9 14 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (2.57%) Firmware
12 5 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.10%) Docker
13 3 (1.10%) MetaFrame
13 3 (1.10%) SRDF
13 3 (1.10%) vCloud
13 3 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.74%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (16.18%) Netcool
2 40 (14.71%) SCCM
3 33 (12.13%) McAfee ePO
4 30 (11.03%) HP Quality Center
5 29 (10.66%) SCOM
6 21 (7.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (5.51%) WSUS
8 13 (4.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (4.04%) Tivoli
10 10 (3.68%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (3.31%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (1.84%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.84%) SCVMM
13 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
14 3 (1.10%) Ansible
14 3 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (1.10%) Puppet
14 3 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 188 (69.12%) Microsoft
2 111 (40.81%) Citrix
3 109 (40.07%) VMware
4 75 (27.57%) HP
5 38 (13.97%) Veritas
6 35 (12.87%) Intel Security
7 23 (8.46%) Red Hat
8 18 (6.62%) CA
8 18 (6.62%) Cisco
9 17 (6.25%) IronPort
10 14 (5.15%) Symantec
11 12 (4.41%) IBM
12 6 (2.21%) Nintex
13 5 (1.84%) AppSense
13 5 (1.84%) arcserve
13 5 (1.84%) Lumension
13 5 (1.84%) NetApp
14 4 (1.47%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.47%) Brocade
14 4 (1.47%) Dell
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