The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 54 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 2.31% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.14% 11.99% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 12
Median daily rate £413 £343 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.43% +7.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +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 Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 169 292 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.01% 19.27% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 141 108
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £25.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
3 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (57.58%) Citrix
5 19 (57.58%) DNS
5 19 (57.58%) SCCM
6 18 (54.55%) DHCP
6 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
7 17 (51.52%) VMware
7 17 (51.52%) XenApp
8 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
9 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
9 15 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
11 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
12 11 (33.33%) Finance
12 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
13 9 (27.27%) ITIL
13 9 (27.27%) SQL
14 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
14 8 (24.24%) SCOM
14 8 (24.24%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (21.21%) NetScaler
15 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (21.21%) Cisco
16 6 (18.18%) Internet
16 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) DNS
2 18 (54.55%) DHCP
3 7 (21.21%) NetScaler
4 6 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
6 3 (9.09%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) WAN
7 2 (6.06%) Firewall
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.03%) FTP
8 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) IT Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
1 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Android
6 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Application Discovery
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) Server Building
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) XenApp
3 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
4 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (57.58%) SCCM
2 8 (24.24%) SCOM
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Puppet
5 1 (3.03%) Simpana
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) Citrix
3 17 (51.52%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) CA
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
6 2 (6.06%) Varonis
6 2 (6.06%) Xerox
7 1 (3.03%) Adobe
7 1 (3.03%) Canon
7 1 (3.03%) CommVault
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat