The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 - 11
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 2.78% - 9.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% - 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Median daily rate £128 - £138
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5 8 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 13.89% 33.33% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Median daily rate £128 £110 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.90% -21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.42% +56.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Aberdeen

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Aberdeen

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) NetBackup
3 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Veritas
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) IIS
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) Change Control
3 5 (71.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 5 (71.43%) Server Building
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Control
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (71.43%) Server Building
1 5 (71.43%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (71.43%) NetBackup
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Veritas
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Apple