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 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 67 84 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.09% 3.02% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.61% 12.59% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 27
Average daily rate
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£250 £313 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.79% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
577 667 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.03% 24.02% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 331 223
Average daily rate £330 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 14
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh -5 23 £296 -15.35% 6
Aberdeen +9 8 £180 -44.61%
Renfrewshire 0 8 £343 +3.20%
Glasgow -16 7 £263 +15.13% 5
Inverclyde -7 6 £250 -
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire -8 3 - -
Dundee -13 1 £250 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (60.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (54.43%) Active Directory
4 70 (44.30%) VMware
5 69 (43.67%) Windows 7
6 65 (41.14%) Microsoft
7 57 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (27.85%) SCCM
9 40 (25.32%) Citrix
10 38 (24.05%) MS Exchange
11 37 (23.42%) HP
11 37 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (21.52%) SAN
13 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
14 32 (20.25%) DNS
15 30 (18.99%) SQL
15 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
16 29 (18.35%) ITIL
17 28 (17.72%) Migration
18 27 (17.09%) Windows XP
19 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
20 25 (15.82%) Data Centre
21 24 (15.19%) Hyper-V
21 24 (15.19%) Cisco
22 23 (14.56%) DHCP
23 20 (12.66%) MS Office
23 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
24 19 (12.03%) VMware ESX
24 19 (12.03%) vSphere
25 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 (24.05%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.86%) Lync
5 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.06%) IIS
7 6 (3.80%) NetWeaver
7 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.16%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) MS Office
2 17 (10.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.33%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.52%) SAN
2 32 (20.25%) DNS
3 23 (14.56%) DHCP
4 14 (8.86%) WAN
5 13 (8.23%) VoIP
6 12 (7.59%) Firewall
7 10 (6.33%) NAS
8 9 (5.70%) LAN
9 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.43%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (3.80%) LDAP
11 4 (2.53%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (2.53%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.53%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.90%) Junos
12 3 (1.90%) Internet
12 3 (1.90%) Network Security
12 3 (1.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.80%) SAP HANA
3 6 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MSI
2 7 (4.43%) TestDirector
3 6 (3.80%) HP UFT
3 6 (3.80%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.63%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 6 (3.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.52%) Analyst
2 24 (15.19%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.13%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.59%) Consultant
6 11 (6.96%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.06%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.43%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Administrator
9 6 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) IT Support
10 5 (3.16%) Data Network Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.86%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.06%) .NET
3 6 (3.80%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.53%) HTML
5 3 (1.90%) CSS
5 3 (1.90%) XML
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.63%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.63%) XSL
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.33%) Clustering
3 8 (5.06%) PDA
4 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.53%) Handset
5 4 (2.53%) Replication
5 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.63%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.63%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.63%) Statistics
8 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 158 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (60.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (43.67%) Windows 7
4 57 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (17.09%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.23%) AIX
7 9 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.70%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.06%) UNIX
8 8 (5.06%) Linux
8 8 (5.06%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.80%) Solaris
10 5 (3.16%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.53%) Android
12 3 (1.90%) HPUX
13 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.35%) ITIL
2 28 (17.72%) Migration
3 15 (9.49%) Change Management
4 10 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.06%) Software Testing
5 8 (5.06%) Project Management
5 8 (5.06%) Service Management
5 8 (5.06%) Change Control
6 7 (4.43%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.80%) Test Automation
7 6 (3.80%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.80%) SAP Implementation
7 6 (3.80%) Test Scripting
8 5 (3.16%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.16%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.53%) Performance Testing
9 4 (2.53%) Time Management
9 4 (2.53%) Software Distribution
9 4 (2.53%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.53%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.99%) SQL
2 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.80%) Java
4 6 (3.80%) ABAP
5 4 (2.53%) Perl
5 4 (2.53%) C++
6 3 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.90%) VBA
7 2 (1.27%) REXX
7 2 (1.27%) Tcl
7 2 (1.27%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
8 1 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) Korn
8 1 (0.63%) XPath
8 1 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.23%) Degree
5 9 (5.70%) MCSE
6 8 (5.06%) MCSA
6 8 (5.06%) ISTQB
7 7 (4.43%) MCTS
7 7 (4.43%) MCITP
8 4 (2.53%) MCP
9 3 (1.90%) HND
9 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.27%) CCNA
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.27%) PMP
10 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.63%) ACSA
11 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 86 (54.43%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (15.19%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.03%) VMware ESX
4 19 (12.03%) vSphere
5 12 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.43%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.80%) XenApp
7 6 (3.80%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.53%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.90%) SRDF
10 1 (0.63%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (27.85%) SCCM
2 13 (8.23%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.06%) NetBackup
3 8 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (4.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.43%) SCOM
4 7 (4.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (3.80%) Netcool
5 6 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.16%) WMI
7 4 (2.53%) WSUS
8 3 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.27%) SCSM
10 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (44.30%) VMware
2 65 (41.14%) Microsoft
3 40 (25.32%) Citrix
4 37 (23.42%) HP
5 24 (15.19%) Cisco
6 16 (10.13%) CommVault
6 16 (10.13%) EMC
7 14 (8.86%) McAfee
8 12 (7.59%) Symantec
9 11 (6.96%) Oracle
10 8 (5.06%) Veritas
11 7 (4.43%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.43%) F5
12 6 (3.80%) Lotus
12 6 (3.80%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.80%) Business Objects
12 6 (3.80%) SAP
13 4 (2.53%) Dell
14 3 (1.90%) Juniper
14 3 (1.90%) Crossbeam
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