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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 78 104 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 4.11% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.81% 15.76% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 52
Average daily rate
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£300 £309 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% -15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £123 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
Windows Server 2008
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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
565 660 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.40% 26.10% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 328 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 11
Average hourly rate £28.10 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £28.70 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 26 £300 +100.00% 4
Renfrewshire +5 17 £339 +2.96%
Glasgow -18 15 £375 +7.14% 7
Aberdeen +8 8 £135 -58.46% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £180 -32.71%
West Lothian -4 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £250 - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (63.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (44.52%) VMware
4 68 (43.87%) Active Directory
5 66 (42.58%) Microsoft
6 65 (41.94%) Windows 7
7 58 (37.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (33.55%) Security Cleared
9 46 (29.68%) SC Cleared
10 45 (29.03%) HP
11 39 (25.16%) SQL
12 36 (23.23%) SCCM
13 35 (22.58%) Windows XP
14 34 (21.94%) Citrix
15 31 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (19.35%) Migration
16 30 (19.35%) DNS
17 29 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (18.71%) Hyper-V
18 28 (18.06%) SAN
19 27 (17.42%) McAfee
20 26 (16.77%) MS Exchange
20 26 (16.77%) VMware ESX
21 25 (16.13%) MS Office
22 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
23 23 (14.84%) vSphere
24 22 (14.19%) Change Management
25 21 (13.55%) DHCP
25 21 (13.55%) Cisco
26 20 (12.90%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.97%) Lync
3 15 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.10%) IIS
4 11 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.87%) NetWeaver
7 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Apache
9 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (16.13%) MS Office
2 20 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.35%) DNS
2 28 (18.06%) SAN
3 21 (13.55%) DHCP
4 19 (12.26%) WAN
5 18 (11.61%) Firewall
6 14 (9.03%) LAN
7 11 (7.10%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (5.16%) Network Security
8 8 (5.16%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.52%) Junos
10 6 (3.87%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.23%) LDAP
12 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.58%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.58%) SSL
12 4 (2.58%) VoIP
12 4 (2.58%) NAS
12 4 (2.58%) Cisco ISE
13 3 (1.94%) WLAN
13 3 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.87%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.87%) SAP HANA
4 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (10.97%) TestDirector
2 16 (10.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (10.32%) WinRunner
3 8 (5.16%) MSI
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (7.74%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (18.06%) Analyst
2 18 (11.61%) Consultant
3 14 (9.03%) Support Engineer
4 13 (8.39%) Test Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.81%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.81%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.52%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Administrator
8 7 (4.52%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Data Centre Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Data Network Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.03%) Application Packaging
2 7 (4.52%) .NET
3 6 (3.87%) SAP Basis
3 6 (3.87%) HTML
4 3 (1.94%) CSS
5 2 (1.29%) JSP
5 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.29%) XML
6 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.65%) Web Services
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Clustering
1 20 (12.90%) PDA
2 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) Replication
3 6 (3.87%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.58%) Handset
4 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.29%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.29%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.65%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.65%) AS400
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (63.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (41.94%) Windows 7
4 58 (37.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (22.58%) Windows XP
6 20 (12.90%) AIX
7 12 (7.74%) Windows 2000
8 8 (5.16%) Linux
8 8 (5.16%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.23%) UNIX
9 5 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.58%) Android
10 4 (2.58%) Solaris
11 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.29%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.29%) HPUX
11 2 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.35%) Migration
2 22 (14.19%) Change Management
3 20 (12.90%) ITIL
3 20 (12.90%) Software Testing
4 17 (10.97%) Test Scripting
5 16 (10.32%) Test Automation
6 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.16%) Service Management
7 8 (5.16%) Project Management
8 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.52%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (4.52%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.87%) SAP Implementation
9 6 (3.87%) Time Management
9 6 (3.87%) Network Management
9 6 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (3.23%) Software Distribution
10 5 (3.23%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.58%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.58%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.16%) SQL
2 16 (10.32%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.87%) ABAP
3 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.87%) Java
4 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.58%) Perl
5 4 (2.58%) C++
6 2 (1.29%) REXX
6 2 (1.29%) Tcl
7 1 (0.65%) C#
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.65%) VBScript
7 1 (0.65%) VB
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 52 (33.55%) Security Cleared
2 46 (29.68%) SC Cleared
3 29 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (12.90%) ISTQB
5 19 (12.26%) MCSE
6 17 (10.97%) MCITP
6 17 (10.97%) MCSA
7 15 (9.68%) MCTS
8 9 (5.81%) Degree
9 8 (5.16%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.58%) MCP
11 3 (1.94%) CCNA
11 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.29%) PMP
12 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.29%) CCNP
12 2 (1.29%) HND
12 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) JSP 440
2 6 (3.87%) QA
3 4 (2.58%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (43.87%) Active Directory
2 31 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.71%) Hyper-V
4 26 (16.77%) VMware ESX
5 23 (14.84%) vSphere
6 10 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.94%) XenApp
9 3 (1.94%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.65%) SRDF
11 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 36 (23.23%) SCCM
2 17 (10.97%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (9.03%) Netcool
4 10 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (5.81%) NetBackup
6 8 (5.16%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.87%) WMI
7 6 (3.87%) SCOM
7 6 (3.87%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (2.58%) WSUS
8 4 (2.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.29%) Nessus
9 2 (1.29%) Nmap
9 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.29%) SCSM
10 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 69 (44.52%) VMware
2 66 (42.58%) Microsoft
3 45 (29.03%) HP
4 34 (21.94%) Citrix
5 27 (17.42%) McAfee
6 21 (13.55%) Cisco
7 19 (12.26%) EMC
8 16 (10.32%) Veritas
9 11 (7.10%) CheckPoint
9 11 (7.10%) CommVault
9 11 (7.10%) F5
10 10 (6.45%) Symantec
10 10 (6.45%) Oracle
11 7 (4.52%) 3PAR
11 7 (4.52%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.52%) Juniper
11 7 (4.52%) TippingPoint
11 7 (4.52%) Crossbeam
12 6 (3.87%) SAP
12 6 (3.87%) Business Objects
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago