The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 118 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.33% 3.48% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.48% 14.51% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 52
Average daily rate £271 £355 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.59% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -43.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.15 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
675 565 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.78% 23.95% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 273 208
Average daily rate £375 £345 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 36 £210 -4.54% 4
Glasgow +15 29 £325 -8.45% 8
Aberdeen +14 4 £123 -38.75% 4
North Lanarkshire - 3 £268 -
Moray - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £123 -
Inverclyde - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 146 (73.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (55.50%) Microsoft
4 97 (48.50%) Security Cleared
5 91 (45.50%) SC Cleared
6 82 (41.00%) Active Directory
7 79 (39.50%) VMware
8 70 (35.00%) Windows XP
9 62 (31.00%) Windows 7
10 45 (22.50%) MS Exchange
11 44 (22.00%) MS Office
12 41 (20.50%) SAN
13 38 (19.00%) SQL
14 36 (18.00%) DHCP
14 36 (18.00%) Citrix
14 36 (18.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 34 (17.00%) DNS
16 33 (16.50%) SCCM
16 33 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (13.00%) SQL Server
18 24 (12.00%) .NET
18 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (11.50%) Veritas
20 22 (11.00%) Cisco
20 22 (11.00%) SharePoint
21 21 (10.50%) WAN
21 21 (10.50%) LAN
21 21 (10.50%) AIX
21 21 (10.50%) Netcool
22 20 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.00%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (5.00%) IIS
6 5 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.00%) WordPress
8 1 (0.50%) Lync
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (22.00%) MS Office
2 17 (8.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.00%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) SAN
2 36 (18.00%) DHCP
3 34 (17.00%) DNS
4 21 (10.50%) WAN
4 21 (10.50%) LAN
5 18 (9.00%) Firewall
6 16 (8.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.00%) NAS
8 9 (4.50%) Network Security
8 9 (4.50%) Internet
9 6 (3.00%) Wireless
10 4 (2.00%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.00%) VPN
10 4 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (1.50%) Junos
11 3 (1.50%) SNMP
11 3 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.50%) IPsec
12 2 (1.00%) DAB
12 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 14 (7.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.50%) IDOL
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) StarTeam
2 4 (2.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.50%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) Ant
4 1 (0.50%) MSI
4 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (8.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Publishing
3 6 (3.00%) Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 21 (10.50%) Analyst
3 13 (6.50%) Architect
3 13 (6.50%) Build Engineer
4 12 (6.00%) Developer
5 11 (5.50%) Support Analyst
6 9 (4.50%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.00%) Server Technician
8 7 (3.50%) Designer
8 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.50%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) Administrator
9 6 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.50%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.50%) Applications Packager
10 5 (2.50%) Server Engineer
10 5 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) .NET
2 13 (6.50%) XML
3 7 (3.50%) Apache Camel
3 7 (3.50%) HTML
3 7 (3.50%) JSON
4 6 (3.00%) HTML5
5 5 (2.50%) XSLT
5 5 (2.50%) Ajax
5 5 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.00%) WCF
7 3 (1.50%) EDI
8 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.00%) jQuery
8 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.00%) Replication
2 19 (9.50%) Clustering
3 18 (9.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (3.50%) CLARiiON
5 5 (2.50%) PDA
6 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.50%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.00%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.00%) Celerra
8 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 146 (73.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 70 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 62 (31.00%) Windows 7
5 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.50%) AIX
7 20 (10.00%) Linux
8 17 (8.50%) Solaris
9 8 (4.00%) NetWare
9 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.50%) UNIX
10 7 (3.50%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.50%) ITIL
2 14 (7.00%) Change Management
2 14 (7.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (6.00%) Software Distribution
4 9 (4.50%) Unit Testing
5 7 (3.50%) SOA
5 7 (3.50%) ETL
6 6 (3.00%) Release Management
6 6 (3.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (3.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 5 (2.50%) Security Architecture
7 5 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.50%) Security Management
7 5 (2.50%) Service Management
8 4 (2.00%) Validation
8 4 (2.00%) Migration
8 4 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.00%) Project Management
8 4 (2.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.00%) SQL
2 15 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.00%) C#
4 9 (4.50%) VBScript
5 8 (4.00%) VB
5 8 (4.00%) Java
6 7 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.00%) C++
8 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
8 1 (0.50%) Korn
8 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 97 (48.50%) Security Cleared
2 91 (45.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.00%) MCSE
5 7 (3.50%) Degree
6 5 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.00%) MCP
7 4 (2.00%) MCSD
7 4 (2.00%) MCSA
8 3 (1.50%) MCDST
8 3 (1.50%) MCTS
8 3 (1.50%) MCITP
9 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) CCNP
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (41.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.00%) vSphere
5 11 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.00%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.00%) Novell eDirectory
8 7 (3.50%) XenApp
9 3 (1.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (18.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 33 (16.50%) SCCM
3 21 (10.50%) Netcool
4 20 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (8.00%) Tivoli
6 9 (4.50%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (3.00%) Legato
7 6 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.50%) SCOM
8 5 (2.50%) WSUS
9 4 (2.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 3 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.00%) Ionix
12 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 111 (55.50%) Microsoft
2 79 (39.50%) VMware
3 36 (18.00%) Citrix
4 23 (11.50%) Veritas
5 22 (11.00%) Cisco
6 17 (8.50%) Altiris
6 17 (8.50%) HP
6 17 (8.50%) EMC
7 15 (7.50%) IBM
8 13 (6.50%) NetApp
8 13 (6.50%) Oracle
9 12 (6.00%) McAfee
9 12 (6.00%) CommVault
10 11 (5.50%) Symantec
11 8 (4.00%) Novell
11 8 (4.00%) Dell
12 6 (3.00%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.50%) Trend Micro
13 5 (2.50%) Borland
13 5 (2.50%) Meridio
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