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 22 June 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 / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 56 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.17% 3.09% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.83% 14.74% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 11
Median daily rate £425 £375 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +172.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £224 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £387 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

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 205 285 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.07% 20.97% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 122 114
Median daily rate £375 £387 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £290 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Median hourly rate £15.86 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.16% -70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) ITIL
6 10 (47.62%) Citrix
6 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 9 (42.86%) Finance
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 7 (33.33%) XenApp
8 7 (33.33%) XenDesktop
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
9 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 6 (28.57%) SCCM
9 6 (28.57%) VMware
9 6 (28.57%) Internet
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco
11 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
11 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (19.05%) DHCP
11 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
11 4 (19.05%) IIS
12 3 (14.29%) Linux
12 3 (14.29%) arcserve
12 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification

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 4 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) IT Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) EMC Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
2 7 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) arcserve
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) CyberArk
6 2 (9.52%) Splunk
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) HP
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