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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 65 98 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.32% 3.89% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.13% 15.01% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 49
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.16% -4.23%
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
536 653 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.14% 25.93% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 284 219
Average daily rate £325 £344 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -13 24 £313 -21.87% 7
Renfrewshire -15 12 £323 -8.51%
Glasgow -18 12 £244 -18.08% 4
Aberdeen +13 4 £135 -25.00% 2
Fife - 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (60.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 90 (56.60%) Microsoft
4 80 (50.31%) Active Directory
5 72 (45.28%) VMware
6 50 (31.45%) Citrix
6 50 (31.45%) Security Cleared
7 49 (30.82%) SC Cleared
8 45 (28.30%) MS Exchange
9 43 (27.04%) DNS
10 41 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (24.53%) SQL
12 38 (23.90%) Windows 7
13 37 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (21.38%) DHCP
15 31 (19.50%) HP
16 30 (18.87%) MS Office
17 29 (18.24%) Windows XP
17 29 (18.24%) Finance
18 28 (17.61%) SAN
19 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (14.47%) MS Excel
21 19 (11.95%) Linux
21 19 (11.95%) ITIL
21 19 (11.95%) Unit Testing
22 18 (11.32%) Altiris
22 18 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
22 18 (11.32%) Clustering
22 18 (11.32%) XenApp
22 18 (11.32%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 45 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.03%) IIS
7 7 (4.40%) Lync
8 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.63%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (18.87%) MS Office
2 23 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 15 (9.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.04%) DNS
2 34 (21.38%) DHCP
3 28 (17.61%) SAN
4 15 (9.43%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.66%) Firewall
6 6 (3.77%) LAN
6 6 (3.77%) IPsec
7 5 (3.14%) WAN
8 4 (2.52%) Network Security
9 3 (1.89%) NAS
9 3 (1.89%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.89%) X.500
9 3 (1.89%) Intranet
10 2 (1.26%) Internet
10 2 (1.26%) HTTP
10 2 (1.26%) Wireless
10 2 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.26%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.63%) VLAN
11 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (3.14%) WinRunner
2 5 (3.14%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.63%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.63%) CodeRush
3 1 (0.63%) GoogleTest
General
1 29 (18.24%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Banking
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (10.69%) Wintel Engineer
2 16 (10.06%) Analyst
3 14 (8.81%) Build Engineer
4 12 (7.55%) Consultant
5 11 (6.92%) Administrator
6 10 (6.29%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.03%) Server Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Wintel Consultant
9 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.77%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (2.52%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.52%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) XML
1 9 (5.66%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.03%) .NET
3 6 (3.77%) HTML
4 3 (1.89%) JSP
5 2 (1.26%) CSS
5 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.26%) HTML5
5 2 (1.26%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.26%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.26%) JSON
6 1 (0.63%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.63%) ATL
6 1 (0.63%) COM+
6 1 (0.63%) DCOM
6 1 (0.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Clustering
2 16 (10.06%) Replication
3 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.77%) EqualLogic
6 5 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.14%) PDA
6 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.89%) iSeries
9 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.26%) AS400
10 1 (0.63%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.63%) Celerra
10 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.63%) iPhone
10 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (60.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (23.90%) Windows 7
4 37 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.24%) Windows XP
6 19 (11.95%) Linux
7 15 (9.43%) Windows 2000
8 12 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (5.03%) UNIX
10 7 (4.40%) Windows Vista
11 6 (3.77%) AIX
12 5 (3.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.52%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.89%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.95%) ITIL
1 19 (11.95%) Unit Testing
2 16 (10.06%) Change Management
3 15 (9.43%) Migration
4 12 (7.55%) Project Management
5 10 (6.29%) Service Delivery
5 10 (6.29%) Test Scripting
6 8 (5.03%) Build Automation
7 6 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.77%) Validation
7 6 (3.77%) Test Automation
7 6 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.77%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.77%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.14%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.14%) Change Control
9 4 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.53%) SQL
2 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.40%) VBScript
3 7 (4.40%) C#
4 5 (3.14%) Java
5 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.52%) C++
6 3 (1.89%) VBA
7 2 (1.26%) REXX
7 2 (1.26%) Tcl
7 2 (1.26%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (31.45%) Security Cleared
2 49 (30.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.06%) MCSE
5 12 (7.55%) MCITP
6 11 (6.92%) MCTS
7 7 (4.40%) MCSA
7 7 (4.40%) Degree
8 6 (3.77%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.26%) MCP
9 2 (1.26%) PMP
9 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.63%) CCNP
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) SLA
2 5 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.26%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 80 (50.31%) Active Directory
2 41 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.32%) vSphere
3 18 (11.32%) XenApp
4 13 (8.18%) VMware ESX
5 10 (6.29%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (5.03%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.52%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.89%) vCloud
9 3 (1.89%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.26%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (9.43%) SCCM
3 13 (8.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.77%) Netcool
4 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.52%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.52%) SCOM
7 3 (1.89%) WSUS
7 3 (1.89%) MIIS
7 3 (1.89%) SCSM
8 2 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.26%) WMI
8 2 (1.26%) OpenView
9 1 (0.63%) Legato
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 90 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (45.28%) VMware
3 50 (31.45%) Citrix
4 31 (19.50%) HP
5 18 (11.32%) Altiris
6 13 (8.18%) Symantec
7 12 (7.55%) NetApp
8 11 (6.92%) EMC
9 10 (6.29%) IBM
9 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.66%) Veritas
10 9 (5.66%) Cisco
11 8 (5.03%) McAfee
12 7 (4.40%) Dell
12 7 (4.40%) CommVault
13 4 (2.52%) Oracle
14 3 (1.89%) Avaya
15 2 (1.26%) Juniper
15 2 (1.26%) Intel
15 2 (1.26%) Capita
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