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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK / Scotland
Rank 65 42 61
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 96 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 3.72% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.57% 16.90% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 39
Median daily rate £400 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
418 568 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.02% 22.02% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 292 305
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.20 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 +2 15 £413 +42.24% 7
Renfrewshire -3 8 £416 +15.22% 2
Glasgow -14 8 £270 -10.00% 4
North Lanarkshire -1 2 - - 1
West Lothian -3 1 £525 +31.25%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £415 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £290 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (80.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 120 (67.42%) Active Directory
4 118 (66.29%) Microsoft
5 107 (60.11%) Windows Server
6 86 (48.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (44.94%) PowerShell
8 73 (41.01%) Windows 7
9 64 (35.96%) VMware
10 54 (30.34%) SQL
11 51 (28.65%) Citrix
11 51 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 48 (26.97%) Office 365
12 48 (26.97%) Windows 10
13 47 (26.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 47 (26.40%) MS Exchange
14 45 (25.28%) ITIL
15 44 (24.72%) MS Excel
16 43 (24.16%) MCSE
16 43 (24.16%) Security Cleared
17 38 (21.35%) DNS
18 37 (20.79%) Windows XP
18 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
19 36 (20.22%) DHCP
20 35 (19.66%) SharePoint
20 35 (19.66%) SQL Server
21 34 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2010
22 31 (17.42%) SCCM
23 30 (16.85%) Migration
24 29 (16.29%) HP

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 47 (26.40%) MS Exchange
2 35 (19.66%) SharePoint
3 34 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (13.48%) Skype for Business
6 21 (11.80%) OpenStack
7 14 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (7.30%) IIS
9 11 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (4.49%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.56%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (26.97%) Office 365
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.69%) IaaS
4 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) G Suite
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.35%) DNS
2 36 (20.22%) DHCP
3 21 (11.80%) SAN
3 21 (11.80%) Skype
4 14 (7.87%) VSAN
5 12 (6.74%) Firewall
6 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.49%) HTTP
7 8 (4.49%) HTTPS
7 8 (4.49%) Internet
7 8 (4.49%) SSL
8 7 (3.93%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.37%) VPN
10 4 (2.25%) LAN
10 4 (2.25%) VoIP
11 3 (1.69%) NAS
11 3 (1.69%) WAN
12 2 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.12%) VLAN
13 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) StarTeam
2 10 (5.62%) MSI
3 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.12%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.12%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (10.11%) Finance
2 7 (3.93%) Law
3 3 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.42%) Analyst
2 12 (6.74%) Test Analyst
3 11 (6.18%) Messaging Specialist
3 11 (6.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) Lync Specialist
4 10 (5.62%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 9 (5.06%) Office 365 Specialist
5 9 (5.06%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Administrator
7 7 (3.93%) Consultant
7 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) IT Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) IT Support
7 7 (3.93%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.06%) .NET
2 7 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.12%) XML
3 2 (1.12%) XSD
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Clustering
2 23 (12.92%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.37%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.25%) CMDB
6 4 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.25%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) PDA
8 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (80.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 107 (60.11%) Windows Server
4 86 (48.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (41.01%) Windows 7
6 48 (26.97%) Windows 10
7 37 (20.79%) Windows XP
8 19 (10.67%) Linux
9 16 (8.99%) AIX
10 10 (5.62%) Android
11 9 (5.06%) Apple iOS
12 7 (3.93%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (2.25%) Unix
14 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.12%) Solaris
14 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.28%) ITIL
2 30 (16.85%) Migration
3 28 (15.73%) Change Management
4 21 (11.80%) Software Testing
5 20 (11.24%) Server Virtualisation
6 19 (10.67%) Load Balancing
7 16 (8.99%) Test Scripting
8 15 (8.43%) Change Control
9 13 (7.30%) Smoke Testing
10 11 (6.18%) Prototyping
10 11 (6.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (6.18%) Service Management
11 10 (5.62%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.06%) Application Packaging
13 8 (4.49%) Patch Management
13 8 (4.49%) Software Distribution
13 8 (4.49%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Management
14 7 (3.93%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 80 (44.94%) PowerShell
2 54 (30.34%) SQL
3 8 (4.49%) REXX
3 8 (4.49%) Tcl
3 8 (4.49%) VB
4 7 (3.93%) VBScript
5 3 (1.69%) VBA
6 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.12%) C
6 2 (1.12%) C#
6 2 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) SQR
Qualifications
1 47 (26.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (24.16%) MCSE
2 43 (24.16%) Security Cleared
3 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
4 25 (14.04%) Degree
5 18 (10.11%) ISTQB
6 16 (8.99%) MCSA
7 15 (8.43%) MCITP
7 15 (8.43%) MCTS
8 14 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CISSP
10 2 (1.12%) EMC Certification
10 2 (1.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 120 (67.42%) Active Directory
2 51 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.04%) Hyper-V
3 25 (14.04%) vSphere
4 22 (12.36%) XenApp
5 18 (10.11%) XenDesktop
6 16 (8.99%) VMware ESX
7 15 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.37%) Firmware
9 6 (3.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.69%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (17.42%) SCCM
2 17 (9.55%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (8.99%) SCOM
4 15 (8.43%) Netcool
4 15 (8.43%) vRealize
5 14 (7.87%) PowerCLI
6 9 (5.06%) WSUS
7 8 (4.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (3.93%) AirWatch
9 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (3.37%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.12%) Puppet
11 2 (1.12%) Simpana
12 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 118 (66.29%) Microsoft
2 64 (35.96%) VMware
3 51 (28.65%) Citrix
4 29 (16.29%) HP
5 21 (11.80%) Veritas
6 17 (9.55%) Intel Security
7 14 (7.87%) Cisco
8 8 (4.49%) IronPort
8 8 (4.49%) Symantec
9 5 (2.81%) Apple
9 5 (2.81%) Dell
9 5 (2.81%) EMC
9 5 (2.81%) Oracle
10 4 (2.25%) BMC
10 4 (2.25%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.69%) CA
11 3 (1.69%) Remedy
12 2 (1.12%) CommVault
12 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.12%) WebSpy
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