Period
to 15 July 2020

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 6 months to 15 July 2020 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 > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 92 113
Rank change year-on-year +37 +21 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 29 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.56% 1.22% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.27% 6.53% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 14
Median daily rate £325 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +1.69% +1.72%
10th Percentile £219 £159 £88
90th Percentile £406 £525 £573
Scotland median daily rate £469 £325 £280
% change year-on-year +44.23% +16.07% -17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £17.90 £16.88
% change year-on-year - +6.04% -6.22%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 220 444 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.46% 18.71% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 210 252
Median daily rate £388 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.55% +13.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £120 £132 £120
90th Percentile £538 £576 £524
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 7
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% - -
Median hourly rate £33.75 £17.90 £15.75
% change year-on-year +88.55% +13.65% -0.69%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Citrix
2 11 (68.75%) XenApp
2 11 (68.75%) Office 365
3 10 (62.50%) XenDesktop
3 10 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) SLA
5 7 (43.75%) Banking
5 7 (43.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
6 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
7 5 (31.25%) EMC
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) VBA
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (25.00%) Azure
8 4 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) NetScaler

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Citrix Support
2 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (43.75%) Desktop Support
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Deskside Support
3 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Server Support
5 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 3 (18.75%) CMDB
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 10
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Project Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) VBA
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCIE
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
1 11 (68.75%) XenApp
2 10 (62.50%) XenDesktop
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
1 3 (18.75%) WSUS
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) Ivanti
5 3 (18.75%) Lumension
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Meraki