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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 84 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.11% 3.39% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.50% 13.55% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 46
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£350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £435 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.52%
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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
562 620 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.08% 25.05% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 278 246
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 30
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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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 18 £431 +64.91% 4
Edinburgh -14 17 £250 -37.50% 4
Renfrewshire -7 14 £350 +3.66%
Aberdeen +12 3 £135 - 3
West Lothian +8 1 £255 +2.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 82 (52.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (45.51%) VMware
5 59 (37.82%) Active Directory
6 52 (33.33%) SQL
7 51 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (30.13%) Citrix
9 45 (28.85%) SC Cleared
9 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
10 38 (24.36%) MS Exchange
11 36 (23.08%) DNS
11 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (23.08%) Windows 7
12 35 (22.44%) Finance
13 31 (19.87%) DHCP
14 30 (19.23%) MS Office
15 29 (18.59%) HP
16 28 (17.95%) Windows XP
17 26 (16.67%) Migration
18 24 (15.38%) Clustering
18 24 (15.38%) MS Excel
18 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (14.74%) SAN
20 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
21 20 (12.82%) MCSE
21 20 (12.82%) Change Management
22 19 (12.18%) VMware ESX
23 18 (11.54%) Test Scripting
23 18 (11.54%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 38 (24.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.62%) IIS
3 14 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.13%) Lync
7 6 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.92%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.28%) Apache
10 2 (1.28%) JBoss
10 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.64%) LiveLink
Applications
1 30 (19.23%) MS Office
2 24 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 13 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.08%) DNS
2 31 (19.87%) DHCP
3 23 (14.74%) SAN
4 14 (8.97%) Firewall
5 12 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.41%) LAN
7 9 (5.77%) WAN
8 8 (5.13%) Network Security
9 5 (3.21%) Junos
9 5 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.21%) IPsec
10 3 (1.92%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.92%) Intranet
10 3 (1.92%) VPN
10 3 (1.92%) VLAN
11 2 (1.28%) HTTP
11 2 (1.28%) SSL
11 2 (1.28%) Internet
12 1 (0.64%) DMZ
12 1 (0.64%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (8.33%) WinRunner
1 13 (8.33%) TestDirector
1 13 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.64%) CppUnit
2 1 (0.64%) GoogleTest
2 1 (0.64%) CodeRush
2 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.64%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.64%) StarTeam
General
1 35 (22.44%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Banking
3 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.90%) Consultant
1 17 (10.90%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (8.97%) Analyst
3 13 (8.33%) Administrator
4 10 (6.41%) Build Engineer
5 9 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (5.77%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.85%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.21%) Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.13%) XML
3 7 (4.49%) .NET
4 6 (3.85%) HTML
5 5 (3.21%) Apache Camel
5 5 (3.21%) JSON
6 4 (2.56%) HTML5
7 2 (1.28%) Middleware
7 2 (1.28%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.64%) OLE DB
8 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.64%) ATL
8 1 (0.64%) COM+
8 1 (0.64%) DCOM
8 1 (0.64%) JSP
8 1 (0.64%) STL
8 1 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Clustering
2 13 (8.33%) PDA
3 12 (7.69%) Replication
4 10 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.21%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.92%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.92%) iSeries
8 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.28%) AS400
9 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.64%) iPad
10 1 (0.64%) iPhone
10 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (52.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 51 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 28 (17.95%) Windows XP
6 18 (11.54%) Linux
7 16 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (10.26%) Windows 2000
8 12 (7.69%) AIX
9 8 (5.13%) UNIX
10 5 (3.21%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (3.21%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.56%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.56%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) Migration
2 20 (12.82%) Change Management
3 18 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 16 (10.26%) ITIL
5 15 (9.62%) Unit Testing
6 14 (8.97%) Software Testing
7 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 12 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.41%) Project Management
10 7 (4.49%) Build Automation
10 7 (4.49%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.85%) Service Management
11 6 (3.85%) Validation
11 6 (3.85%) Asset Management
11 6 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.21%) Network Management
12 5 (3.21%) Change Control
12 5 (3.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.85%) C#
4 5 (3.21%) Java
4 5 (3.21%) C++
5 4 (2.56%) VBScript
6 3 (1.92%) VBA
7 2 (1.28%) REXX
7 2 (1.28%) Tcl
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (28.85%) SC Cleared
1 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (12.82%) MCSE
4 17 (10.90%) MCITP
5 15 (9.62%) MCTS
6 14 (8.97%) MCSA
7 13 (8.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (3.21%) Degree
9 3 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.28%) CCNP
10 2 (1.28%) MCP
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.64%) CCNA
11 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (3.21%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (37.82%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.18%) VMware ESX
5 16 (10.26%) vSphere
6 12 (7.69%) XenApp
7 6 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.92%) vCloud
10 3 (1.92%) MetaFrame
10 3 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.28%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.64%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 13 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 13 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (7.69%) Netcool
3 11 (7.05%) SCCM
4 9 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.21%) SCOM
5 5 (3.21%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.92%) SCSM
7 3 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.28%) WMI
8 2 (1.28%) WSUS
8 2 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.64%) OpenView
9 1 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 71 (45.51%) VMware
3 47 (30.13%) Citrix
4 29 (18.59%) HP
5 17 (10.90%) McAfee
6 15 (9.62%) EMC
7 14 (8.97%) NetApp
7 14 (8.97%) Veritas
8 12 (7.69%) Altiris
8 12 (7.69%) Cisco
9 11 (7.05%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.41%) IBM
11 8 (5.13%) Symantec
11 8 (5.13%) Dell
12 6 (3.85%) Oracle
13 5 (3.21%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.21%) F5
13 5 (3.21%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.21%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.21%) Juniper
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