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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 43 60
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 63 100 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 3.65% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.62% 17.27% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 28
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £171 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £364 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 0
Average hourly rate £18.63 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
593 579 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.08% 21.14% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 280 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -17 24 £293 -13.33% 8
Lanarkshire - 7 - - 1
Aberdeen +9 6 £180 +33.33% 1
North Lanarkshire -3 6 - -
Inverclyde -5 6 £250 -
Glasgow -19 5 £229 +4.33% 7
Renfrewshire -7 3 £300 -9.60%
Dundee -8 2 £300 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (57.86%) Active Directory
3 80 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (52.14%) VMware
5 65 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 62 (44.29%) Windows 7
7 46 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (32.86%) MS Exchange
8 44 (31.43%) SCCM
9 38 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (25.71%) Citrix
10 36 (25.71%) SAN
11 34 (24.29%) ITIL
12 31 (22.14%) HP
13 27 (19.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 26 (18.57%) Migration
15 25 (17.86%) Security Cleared
15 25 (17.86%) Cisco
16 24 (17.14%) DNS
16 24 (17.14%) MS Office
17 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
17 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
17 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2007
17 23 (16.43%) vSphere
18 22 (15.71%) Data Centre
19 20 (14.29%) Windows XP
19 20 (14.29%) SQL
20 19 (13.57%) EMC
20 19 (13.57%) Hyper-V
21 18 (12.86%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (32.86%) MS Exchange
2 27 (19.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (10.00%) Lync
5 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.29%) NetWeaver
7 5 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.14%) IIS
10 2 (1.43%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (17.14%) MS Office
2 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.14%) Office 365
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (25.71%) SAN
2 24 (17.14%) DNS
3 18 (12.86%) DHCP
4 14 (10.00%) WAN
5 13 (9.29%) VoIP
6 10 (7.14%) NAS
7 9 (6.43%) LAN
8 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.29%) Firewall
9 6 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (3.57%) Network Security
11 4 (2.86%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.86%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.86%) LDAP
12 3 (2.14%) WLAN
12 3 (2.14%) VPN
12 3 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.14%) IPv4
12 3 (2.14%) Internet
12 3 (2.14%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.29%) SAP HANA
3 6 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MSI
2 3 (2.14%) WinRunner
2 3 (2.14%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.14%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (7.86%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (22.86%) Analyst
2 23 (16.43%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.29%) Consultant
5 12 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Administrator
8 7 (5.00%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.00%) IT Support
9 6 (4.29%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Server Administrator
10 5 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.29%) SAP Basis
3 5 (3.57%) .NET
4 4 (2.86%) HTML
5 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.14%) CSS
5 3 (2.14%) XML
6 2 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.43%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.71%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.29%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.29%) Clustering
3 6 (4.29%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.86%) Handset
6 3 (2.14%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.14%) PDA
6 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.43%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 140 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 62 (44.29%) Windows 7
4 46 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.14%) AIX
6 10 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.71%) UNIX
8 6 (4.29%) Solaris
8 6 (4.29%) Linux
8 6 (4.29%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.14%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.14%) HPUX
11 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) ITIL
2 26 (18.57%) Migration
3 15 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.14%) Change Management
5 7 (5.00%) Service Management
5 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.29%) SAP Implementation
6 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.57%) Project Management
7 5 (3.57%) Performance Testing
7 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.57%) Change Control
8 4 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (2.86%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.86%) Time Management
8 4 (2.86%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.86%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.14%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.29%) Java
3 6 (4.29%) ABAP
4 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.43%) VBA
5 2 (1.43%) VBScript
5 2 (1.43%) C#
5 2 (1.43%) REXX
5 2 (1.43%) Tcl
6 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.71%) Korn
6 1 (0.71%) XPath
6 1 (0.71%) VB
6 1 (0.71%) XQuery
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.86%) SC Cleared
2 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.14%) Degree
4 8 (5.71%) MCSE
4 8 (5.71%) MCSA
5 7 (5.00%) MCTS
5 7 (5.00%) MCITP
6 5 (3.57%) MCP
6 5 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.86%) ACSA
7 4 (2.86%) CCENT
7 4 (2.86%) CCNA
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.14%) HND
9 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 81 (57.86%) Active Directory
2 38 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.43%) vSphere
4 19 (13.57%) Hyper-V
5 16 (11.43%) VMware ESX
6 12 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (7.86%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (4.29%) XenApp
9 6 (4.29%) Terminal Server
10 4 (2.86%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.14%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (2.14%) SRDF
12 2 (1.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (31.43%) SCCM
2 17 (12.14%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.29%) WSUS
6 5 (3.57%) SCOM
7 4 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.43%) WMI
9 2 (1.43%) Netcool
9 2 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.43%) SCSM
10 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 73 (52.14%) VMware
2 65 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 36 (25.71%) Citrix
4 31 (22.14%) HP
5 25 (17.86%) Cisco
6 19 (13.57%) EMC
7 14 (10.00%) Symantec
7 14 (10.00%) CommVault
8 10 (7.14%) Oracle
8 10 (7.14%) McAfee
9 7 (5.00%) F5
10 6 (4.29%) SAP
10 6 (4.29%) Dell
10 6 (4.29%) Veritas
10 6 (4.29%) Lotus
11 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.86%) Apple
13 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.14%) Juniper
13 3 (2.14%) Dell Compellent
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