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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 99 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.56% 2.71% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.81% 11.99% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.97% +11.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £391 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £17.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
589 559 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.19% 22.62% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 245 178
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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 +9 33 £325 -18.75% 2
Glasgow -5 23 £227 -23.69% 1
Renfrewshire -15 16 £331 -6.02% 3
Aberdeen +11 3 £135 -25.00% 4
Inverclyde -3 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 2
West Lothian 0 1 - - 2
Fife - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (61.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 109 (56.19%) Microsoft
4 94 (48.45%) Active Directory
5 77 (39.69%) VMware
6 67 (34.54%) Security Cleared
7 66 (34.02%) SC Cleared
8 60 (30.93%) Citrix
9 49 (25.26%) MS Exchange
10 48 (24.74%) SQL
11 46 (23.71%) DNS
12 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (22.68%) Windows 7
14 43 (22.16%) Windows XP
15 39 (20.10%) MS Office
16 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (18.04%) DHCP
18 31 (15.98%) HP
19 30 (15.46%) SAN
19 30 (15.46%) Finance
20 25 (12.89%) MS Excel
21 23 (11.86%) Linux
21 23 (11.86%) Altiris
22 22 (11.34%) Banking
22 22 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
23 20 (10.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 20 (10.31%) ITIL
23 20 (10.31%) Unit Testing
24 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2003
24 19 (9.79%) Replication

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (25.26%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (4.64%) IIS
7 6 (3.09%) Lync
8 5 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) Apache
11 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (20.10%) MS Office
2 25 (12.89%) MS Excel
3 15 (7.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.52%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.71%) DNS
2 35 (18.04%) DHCP
3 30 (15.46%) SAN
4 16 (8.25%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.19%) Firewall
6 10 (5.15%) WAN
6 10 (5.15%) LAN
7 9 (4.64%) Internet
8 6 (3.09%) X.500
8 6 (3.09%) IPsec
9 5 (2.58%) NAS
9 5 (2.58%) Network Security
10 4 (2.06%) VPN
11 3 (1.55%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.03%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.03%) Intranet
12 2 (1.03%) HTTP
12 2 (1.03%) Wireless
12 2 (1.03%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.58%) WinRunner
2 5 (2.58%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.52%) CodeRush
3 1 (0.52%) GoogleTest
3 1 (0.52%) CppUnit
General
1 30 (15.46%) Finance
2 22 (11.34%) Banking
3 9 (4.64%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (11.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 19 (9.79%) Analyst
3 16 (8.25%) Build Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.19%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Administrator
7 11 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Consultant
8 10 (5.15%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.12%) Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Wintel Consultant
12 6 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
13 5 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.58%) Citrix Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) XML
2 12 (6.19%) Application Packaging
3 11 (5.67%) .NET
4 8 (4.12%) HTML
5 4 (2.06%) JSP
6 3 (1.55%) JSON
6 3 (1.55%) CSS
6 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.55%) HTML5
7 2 (1.03%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.52%) jQuery
8 1 (0.52%) ATL
8 1 (0.52%) COM+
8 1 (0.52%) DCOM
8 1 (0.52%) STL
8 1 (0.52%) OLE DB
8 1 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Replication
2 17 (8.76%) Enterprise Storage
2 17 (8.76%) Clustering
3 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.58%) PDA
4 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.58%) EqualLogic
5 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.55%) iSeries
6 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.03%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.03%) AS400
7 2 (1.03%) Celerra
8 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 194 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (61.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (22.68%) Windows 7
4 43 (22.16%) Windows XP
5 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (11.86%) Linux
7 16 (8.25%) Windows 2000
8 13 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.64%) UNIX
10 7 (3.61%) AIX
11 6 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.09%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.06%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.55%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.31%) ITIL
1 20 (10.31%) Unit Testing
2 17 (8.76%) Change Management
3 13 (6.70%) Migration
3 13 (6.70%) Project Management
4 10 (5.15%) Test Scripting
5 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
5 9 (4.64%) Build Automation
6 6 (3.09%) Test Automation
6 6 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (3.09%) Validation
6 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (3.09%) Software Testing
7 5 (2.58%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.58%) Integration Testing
7 5 (2.58%) Change Control
7 5 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (2.58%) Performance Management
8 4 (2.06%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.74%) SQL
2 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.15%) C#
4 8 (4.12%) Java
5 7 (3.61%) VBScript
6 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.58%) C++
8 3 (1.55%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) VBA
9 2 (1.03%) REXX
9 2 (1.03%) Tcl
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (34.54%) Security Cleared
2 66 (34.02%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.73%) MCSE
5 12 (6.19%) MCITP
6 11 (5.67%) MCTS
7 6 (3.09%) MCSA
7 6 (3.09%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.58%) Degree
9 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.03%) PMP
9 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.52%) MCP
10 1 (0.52%) CCNP
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 5 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 94 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (8.25%) vSphere
5 15 (7.73%) XenApp
5 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
6 14 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.64%) Terminal Services
8 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.06%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.55%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.03%) vCloud
11 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (10.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (9.79%) SCCM
3 15 (7.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.12%) Netcool
5 7 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.09%) MIIS
7 5 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.06%) SCOM
8 4 (2.06%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.06%) WSUS
9 3 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.55%) Legato
9 3 (1.55%) SCSM
10 2 (1.03%) Ionix
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.03%) OpenView
10 2 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 77 (39.69%) VMware
3 60 (30.93%) Citrix
4 31 (15.98%) HP
5 23 (11.86%) Altiris
6 15 (7.73%) Symantec
7 13 (6.70%) EMC
8 12 (6.19%) NetApp
9 11 (5.67%) Veritas
9 11 (5.67%) Cisco
10 10 (5.15%) CommVault
10 10 (5.15%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.64%) McAfee
11 9 (4.64%) IBM
12 8 (4.12%) Dell
13 7 (3.61%) Oracle
14 3 (1.55%) Avaya
15 2 (1.03%) Lumension
15 2 (1.03%) Juniper
15 2 (1.03%) Intel
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