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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 45 67
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 128 104 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.48% 3.61% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.66% 17.05% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 51 36
Median daily rate £300 £308 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £233 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £312 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.04% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -15.00%
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
519 610 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.27% 21.16% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 292 301
Median daily rate £310 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £100.00 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Renfrewshire +1 57 £310 -
Edinburgh +19 30 £300 - 2
Glasgow +10 25 £300 - 3
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
North Lanarkshire +13 3 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
Inverclyde -1 1 - -
Lanarkshire -1 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £160 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 151 (76.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 139 (70.20%) Active Directory
4 138 (69.70%) Microsoft
5 117 (59.09%) Windows Server
6 102 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (40.91%) PowerShell
8 74 (37.37%) Windows 7
9 67 (33.84%) Citrix
10 64 (32.32%) VMware
11 59 (29.80%) SQL
12 57 (28.79%) Office 365
13 56 (28.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 55 (27.78%) MS Excel
15 54 (27.27%) MS Exchange
16 52 (26.26%) MCSE
17 51 (25.76%) Security Cleared
18 49 (24.75%) SQL Server
19 48 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 46 (23.23%) ITIL
21 45 (22.73%) SharePoint
22 43 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
23 42 (21.21%) Windows 10
24 41 (20.71%) Windows XP
24 41 (20.71%) SC Cleared
25 39 (19.70%) Clustering
26 37 (18.69%) DNS
26 37 (18.69%) Hyper-V
27 36 (18.18%) DHCP
28 35 (17.68%) MS Office

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 54 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 45 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 43 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (13.64%) Skype for Business
6 22 (11.11%) OpenStack
7 15 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (7.58%) IIS
8 12 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.04%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.51%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 55 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 35 (17.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (28.79%) Office 365
2 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) G Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.69%) DNS
2 36 (18.18%) DHCP
3 21 (10.61%) Skype
4 19 (9.60%) SAN
5 14 (7.07%) Firewall
6 12 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.04%) VoIP
8 7 (3.54%) NetScaler
8 7 (3.54%) VPN
9 6 (3.03%) LAN
10 5 (2.53%) WAN
11 3 (1.52%) Internet
12 2 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.01%) VLAN
12 2 (1.01%) Wireless
13 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.51%) NAS
13 1 (0.51%) Network Security
13 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (11.11%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.52%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.01%) MSI
3 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.01%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.51%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (8.08%) Finance
2 7 (3.54%) Law
3 3 (1.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.01%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (19.70%) Analyst
2 21 (10.61%) Test Analyst
3 17 (8.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (7.07%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (6.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) IT Support
7 11 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
8 10 (5.05%) Lync Specialist
8 10 (5.05%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.05%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 10 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Office 365 Specialist
10 8 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) Administrator
10 8 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.04%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.55%) .NET
2 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.01%) XML
3 2 (1.01%) XSD
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) JSP
4 1 (0.51%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.51%) VXML
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.70%) Clustering
2 23 (11.62%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.02%) CMDB
6 4 (2.02%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.02%) PKI
6 4 (2.02%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.52%) iPad
7 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.52%) PDA
8 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
9 1 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 151 (76.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 117 (59.09%) Windows Server
4 102 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (37.37%) Windows 7
6 42 (21.21%) Windows 10
7 41 (20.71%) Windows XP
8 26 (13.13%) AIX
9 12 (6.06%) Linux
10 10 (5.05%) Android
10 10 (5.05%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.52%) Solaris
14 3 (1.52%) Unix
15 1 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.23%) ITIL
2 35 (17.68%) Change Management
3 29 (14.65%) Migration
3 29 (14.65%) Software Testing
4 25 (12.63%) Test Scripting
5 24 (12.12%) Server Virtualisation
6 20 (10.10%) Smoke Testing
7 18 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.57%) Application Packaging
9 12 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.04%) Change Control
11 8 (4.04%) Service Management
12 7 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (3.03%) Prototyping
13 6 (3.03%) Server Building
13 6 (3.03%) Time Management
14 5 (2.53%) Performance Management
15 4 (2.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 59 (29.80%) SQL
3 16 (8.08%) VBScript
4 3 (1.52%) VBA
5 2 (1.01%) C
5 2 (1.01%) C#
5 2 (1.01%) Java
5 2 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 56 (28.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (26.26%) MCSE
3 51 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 41 (20.71%) SC Cleared
5 29 (14.65%) ISTQB
6 25 (12.63%) Degree
7 24 (12.12%) MCSA
8 23 (11.62%) MCITP
8 23 (11.62%) MCTS
9 14 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.02%) CISSP
13 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.51%) HND
14 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.51%) MCP
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 139 (70.20%) Active Directory
2 48 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (18.69%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.63%) vSphere
5 20 (10.10%) XenApp
6 16 (8.08%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.07%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.03%) Firmware
10 6 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (2.53%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (15.66%) SCCM
2 28 (14.14%) McAfee ePO
3 24 (12.12%) Netcool
4 16 (8.08%) SCOM
5 15 (7.58%) vRealize
6 14 (7.07%) PowerCLI
7 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (5.56%) WSUS
8 7 (3.54%) AirWatch
9 6 (3.03%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (1.01%) Puppet
14 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
14 1 (0.51%) Simpana
Vendors
1 138 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 67 (33.84%) Citrix
3 64 (32.32%) VMware
4 33 (16.67%) HP
5 29 (14.65%) Veritas
6 28 (14.14%) Intel Security
7 13 (6.57%) Cisco
7 13 (6.57%) Symantec
8 9 (4.55%) IronPort
9 6 (3.03%) CA
9 6 (3.03%) Dell
9 6 (3.03%) NetApp
10 5 (2.53%) Apple
10 5 (2.53%) EMC
10 5 (2.53%) Oracle
11 4 (2.02%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.52%) BMC
12 3 (1.52%) Mitel
12 3 (1.52%) Remedy
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