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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 63 89 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.25% 3.54% 3.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.54% 14.10% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 43
Average daily rate
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£324 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -18.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
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
546 631 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.52% 25.08% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 288 223
Average daily rate £347 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £24.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Edinburgh -10 24 £250 -33.33% 2
Glasgow -12 16 £439 +47.47% 6
Renfrewshire -16 9 £335 -4.56% 1
Aberdeen +15 4 £135 - 4
North Lanarkshire - - - - 4
Moray - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (56.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (52.47%) Microsoft
4 77 (47.53%) Active Directory
4 77 (47.53%) VMware
5 50 (30.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (30.25%) SQL
7 48 (29.63%) Citrix
8 47 (29.01%) Security Cleared
9 46 (28.40%) SC Cleared
10 45 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 44 (27.16%) DNS
12 41 (25.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (24.07%) Windows 7
14 38 (23.46%) DHCP
15 31 (19.14%) Finance
16 30 (18.52%) MS Office
17 29 (17.90%) SAN
18 28 (17.28%) Windows XP
19 27 (16.67%) HP
20 26 (16.05%) Migration
21 21 (12.96%) Linux
22 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
23 19 (11.73%) MS Excel
23 19 (11.73%) Clustering
23 19 (11.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 19 (11.73%) Unit Testing
24 17 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2003
24 17 (10.49%) Change Management
25 16 (9.88%) OpenView Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 45 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (8.64%) IIS
4 13 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (4.32%) Lync
8 4 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.47%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.62%) JBoss
10 1 (0.62%) LiveLink
Applications
1 30 (18.52%) MS Office
2 19 (11.73%) MS Excel
3 16 (9.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.62%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.16%) DNS
2 38 (23.46%) DHCP
3 29 (17.90%) SAN
4 14 (8.64%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.32%) Firewall
6 6 (3.70%) IPsec
6 6 (3.70%) LAN
7 5 (3.09%) WAN
8 4 (2.47%) Network Security
9 3 (1.85%) NAS
9 3 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.85%) Intranet
10 2 (1.23%) Internet
10 2 (1.23%) HTTP
10 2 (1.23%) Wireless
11 1 (0.62%) Junos
11 1 (0.62%) VoIP
11 1 (0.62%) VPN
11 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.62%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (4.32%) WinRunner
2 7 (4.32%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.62%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.62%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.62%) CodeRush
3 1 (0.62%) GoogleTest
General
1 31 (19.14%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Banking
3 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.49%) Wintel Engineer
2 15 (9.26%) Administrator
2 15 (9.26%) Build Engineer
3 14 (8.64%) Analyst
3 14 (8.64%) Consultant
4 9 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 8 (4.94%) Support Analyst
5 8 (4.94%) Support Engineer
5 8 (4.94%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (4.94%) Wintel Consultant
6 6 (3.70%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Test Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Developer
8 4 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) XML
1 8 (4.94%) Application Packaging
2 7 (4.32%) .NET
3 6 (3.70%) HTML
4 5 (3.09%) JSON
4 5 (3.09%) Apache Camel
5 4 (2.47%) HTML5
6 2 (1.23%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.62%) Middleware
7 1 (0.62%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.62%) ATL
7 1 (0.62%) COM+
7 1 (0.62%) DCOM
7 1 (0.62%) JSP
7 1 (0.62%) STL
7 1 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.73%) Clustering
2 15 (9.26%) Replication
2 15 (9.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.32%) PDA
4 6 (3.70%) EqualLogic
5 5 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.85%) iSeries
7 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.23%) AS400
7 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Celerra
8 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.62%) iPhone
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.62%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (56.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 50 (30.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (24.07%) Windows 7
5 28 (17.28%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.96%) Linux
7 19 (11.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (8.64%) Windows 2000
9 12 (7.41%) UNIX
10 8 (4.94%) Ubuntu
11 7 (4.32%) AIX
12 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.47%) Windows Vista
13 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.85%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.05%) Migration
2 19 (11.73%) Unit Testing
3 17 (10.49%) Change Management
4 14 (8.64%) ITIL
5 12 (7.41%) Test Scripting
6 9 (5.56%) Project Management
6 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.94%) Software Testing
7 8 (4.94%) Test Automation
7 8 (4.94%) Build Automation
8 7 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.70%) Validation
9 6 (3.70%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.09%) SOA
10 5 (3.09%) ETL
10 5 (3.09%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.09%) Change Control
11 4 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.25%) SQL
2 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.70%) C#
3 6 (3.70%) VBScript
4 5 (3.09%) C++
4 5 (3.09%) Java
5 3 (1.85%) VBA
6 2 (1.23%) REXX
6 2 (1.23%) Tcl
7 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (29.01%) Security Cleared
2 46 (28.40%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.64%) MCSE
5 12 (7.41%) MCITP
6 10 (6.17%) MCTS
7 9 (5.56%) MCSA
8 8 (4.94%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.70%) Degree
10 2 (1.23%) MCP
10 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.62%) CCNP
11 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) SLA
1 5 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (47.53%) Active Directory
2 41 (25.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.26%) XenApp
3 15 (9.26%) vSphere
4 14 (8.64%) VMware ESX
5 12 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.09%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.85%) vCloud
9 3 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.85%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (9.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (8.02%) SCCM
3 12 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (4.32%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.32%) Netcool
6 4 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.47%) SCOM
7 3 (1.85%) WSUS
7 3 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.85%) SCSM
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.23%) WMI
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.62%) Legato
9 1 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.62%) Ionix
Vendors
1 85 (52.47%) Microsoft
2 77 (47.53%) VMware
3 48 (29.63%) Citrix
4 27 (16.67%) HP
5 15 (9.26%) NetApp
5 15 (9.26%) Altiris
6 14 (8.64%) Red Hat
7 13 (8.02%) EMC
7 13 (8.02%) IBM
8 10 (6.17%) Veritas
8 10 (6.17%) Symantec
9 8 (4.94%) McAfee
9 8 (4.94%) Dell
9 8 (4.94%) Cisco
10 7 (4.32%) Oracle
11 5 (3.09%) CommVault
12 4 (2.47%) Lotus
13 3 (1.85%) Avaya
14 2 (1.23%) Juniper
14 2 (1.23%) Intel
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £358.08 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago