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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 101 69 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.00% 2.16% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.64% 12.00% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 35
Median daily rate £300 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £144 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £349 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £35.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £14.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £18.75 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
607 575 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.01% 18.01% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 278 326
Median daily rate £320 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £137 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.45 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 41 £338 +13.92% 1
Renfrewshire +5 35 £304 -11.31% 1
Glasgow +15 13 £239 -19.06% 2
Fife +10 5 £275 -
Aberdeen -1 2 £345 +91.66%
North Lanarkshire +9 1 - -
Lanarkshire +4 1 £200 -
Inverclyde +4 1 £165 -34.00%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 189 (72.41%) Active Directory
3 183 (70.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 177 (67.82%) Microsoft
5 155 (59.39%) Windows Server
6 145 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 130 (49.81%) PowerShell
8 113 (43.30%) Security Cleared
9 105 (40.23%) Citrix
10 92 (35.25%) VMware
11 89 (34.10%) SQL
12 83 (31.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 79 (30.27%) ITIL
14 78 (29.89%) SC Cleared
15 76 (29.12%) SQL Server
16 73 (27.97%) MS Excel
17 72 (27.59%) Windows 7
18 70 (26.82%) HP
19 67 (25.67%) DNS
20 64 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
21 63 (24.14%) Hyper-V
22 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
22 61 (23.37%) DHCP
22 61 (23.37%) MCSE
23 58 (22.22%) Clustering
24 51 (19.54%) Migration
24 51 (19.54%) Windows XP
24 51 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
25 50 (19.16%) XenApp
25 50 (19.16%) VBScript

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (23.37%) MS Exchange
2 51 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (18.39%) SharePoint
4 41 (15.71%) Skype for Business
5 40 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (14.56%) OpenStack
7 28 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (8.43%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (4.98%) IIS
11 8 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (3.07%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 73 (27.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.39%) Office 365
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.30%) PaaS
4 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.77%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.77%) IaaS
5 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (25.67%) DNS
2 61 (23.37%) DHCP
3 46 (17.62%) SAN
4 29 (11.11%) Skype
5 21 (8.05%) NetScaler
6 10 (3.83%) Firewall
6 10 (3.83%) WAN
7 6 (2.30%) LAN
8 5 (1.92%) NAS
8 5 (1.92%) SMTP
8 5 (1.92%) VoIP
9 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.53%) VPN
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.15%) LDAP
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.77%) Internet
11 2 (0.77%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (9.58%) HP UFT
1 25 (9.58%) WinRunner
2 24 (9.20%) TestDirector
3 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.68%) StarTeam
4 7 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.15%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.77%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.77%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.77%) MSI
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) Hudson
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (9.96%) Finance
2 6 (2.30%) Legal
3 4 (1.53%) Law
4 2 (0.77%) Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Advertising
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Local Government
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (14.56%) Analyst
2 26 (9.96%) Test Analyst
3 24 (9.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 19 (7.28%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 19 (7.28%) Wintel Engineer
5 18 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (5.75%) Administrator
9 14 (5.36%) Windows Specialist
10 13 (4.98%) Messaging Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Consultant
11 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Wintel Specialist
12 10 (3.83%) Active Directory Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Architect
12 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.60%) Regular Expression
2 11 (4.21%) CSS
3 8 (3.07%) .NET
3 8 (3.07%) jQuery
3 8 (3.07%) XML
3 8 (3.07%) XSLT
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 2 (0.77%) Middleware
6 1 (0.38%) VXML
6 1 (0.38%) WinForms
6 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.22%) Clustering
2 24 (9.20%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.66%) PDA
5 18 (6.90%) PKI
6 14 (5.36%) Blackberry
7 11 (4.21%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.07%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.92%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.77%) CMDB
10 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Replication
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.38%) iPad
11 1 (0.38%) iPhone
11 1 (0.38%) IVR
11 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 183 (70.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 155 (59.39%) Windows Server
4 145 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 51 (19.54%) Windows XP
7 43 (16.48%) AIX
8 37 (14.18%) Linux
9 27 (10.34%) Windows 10
10 21 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (5.75%) HPUX
11 15 (5.75%) Solaris
12 8 (3.07%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.92%) Unix
14 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.77%) Android
16 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.27%) ITIL
2 51 (19.54%) Migration
3 36 (13.79%) Change Management
4 35 (13.41%) Software Testing
5 27 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 26 (9.96%) Smoke Testing
7 25 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 23 (8.81%) Load Balancing
9 15 (5.75%) Application Packaging
9 15 (5.75%) Service Management
10 14 (5.36%) High Availability
11 12 (4.60%) Prototyping
11 12 (4.60%) Release Management
12 10 (3.83%) Records Management
12 10 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
14 7 (2.68%) Conflict Management
14 7 (2.68%) Risk Management
15 6 (2.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 130 (49.81%) PowerShell
2 89 (34.10%) SQL
3 50 (19.16%) VBScript
4 13 (4.98%) Bourne shell
4 13 (4.98%) Perl
5 12 (4.60%) Java
5 12 (4.60%) Korn
6 10 (3.83%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.45%) C#
8 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (43.30%) Security Cleared
2 83 (31.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (29.89%) SC Cleared
4 61 (23.37%) MCSE
5 48 (18.39%) MCSA
6 31 (11.88%) MCTS
7 30 (11.49%) ISTQB
7 30 (11.49%) MCITP
8 24 (9.20%) Degree
9 14 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (3.83%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.68%) CISSP
13 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.77%) CCA
14 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.77%) MCP
15 1 (0.38%) CCNP
15 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 189 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 64 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 50 (19.16%) XenApp
5 40 (15.33%) VMware ESX
6 27 (10.34%) XenDesktop
7 20 (7.66%) vSphere
8 19 (7.28%) Terminal Services
9 11 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.68%) Firmware
12 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.15%) Docker
14 3 (1.15%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.15%) SRDF
14 3 (1.15%) vCloud
15 2 (0.77%) Veritas File System
15 2 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (15.33%) Netcool
2 37 (14.18%) SCCM
3 32 (12.26%) McAfee ePO
4 30 (11.49%) SCOM
5 23 (8.81%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (8.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (6.90%) WSUS
7 13 (4.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (4.60%) Tivoli
9 10 (3.83%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (1.92%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.53%) Puppet
12 4 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.15%) Ansible
13 3 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 177 (67.82%) Microsoft
2 105 (40.23%) Citrix
3 92 (35.25%) VMware
4 70 (26.82%) HP
5 33 (12.64%) Intel Security
5 33 (12.64%) Veritas
6 24 (9.20%) Red Hat
7 20 (7.66%) CA
8 18 (6.90%) IronPort
9 16 (6.13%) Symantec
10 13 (4.98%) Cisco
11 12 (4.60%) IBM
12 8 (3.07%) NetApp
13 6 (2.30%) AppSense
13 6 (2.30%) Lumension
13 6 (2.30%) Nintex
14 5 (1.92%) arcserve
15 4 (1.53%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.53%) Brocade
16 3 (1.15%) Splunk
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