Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 61 91
Rank change year-on-year -25 +30 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 48 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.74% 3.02% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.98% 16.79% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 24
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £287 £117 £156
90th Percentile £593 £388 £471
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.73% -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -17.86% +13.51% +5.71%

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 481 399 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.39% 17.96% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 188 218
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.91% +10.36%
10th Percentile £207 £155 £224
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £330 £340
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.96 £14.19 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +18.25% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.71 £10.80
90th Percentile £18.90 £19.35 £18.40
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year -34.07% +22.97% +2.78%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 October 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 October 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (77.08%) Active Directory
3 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
4 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (58.33%) Windows Server
6 24 (50.00%) VMware
7 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
8 18 (37.50%) ITIL
9 17 (35.42%) Finance
10 16 (33.33%) vSphere
11 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (20.83%) Clustering
14 10 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (18.75%) Citrix
15 9 (18.75%) Linux
15 9 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (16.67%) SCCM
16 8 (16.67%) Banking
16 8 (16.67%) Ruby
16 8 (16.67%) Puppet
16 8 (16.67%) Ansible
17 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
17 7 (14.58%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
17 7 (14.58%) WSUS

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 6 (12.50%) IIS
1 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (10.42%) Office 365
4 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) DHCP
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) NetScaler
3 5 (10.42%) SAN
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.25%) Network Security
5 3 (6.25%) Skype
6 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.08%) FTP
7 1 (2.08%) HTTP
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) NAS
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Server Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Support
6 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Server Support
6 2 (4.17%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.17%) Tandem
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.75%) Linux
5 9 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 10
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.42%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) Task Automation
4 5 (10.42%) Validation
5 4 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.25%) Coaching
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) Server Patching
7 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) Ruby
3 6 (12.50%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) VBA
5 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 37 (77.08%) Active Directory
2 16 (33.33%) vSphere
3 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.42%) XenApp
5 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (16.67%) Ansible
3 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 8 (16.67%) SCCM
4 7 (14.58%) WSUS
5 5 (10.42%) SCOM
6 3 (6.25%) vCenter Server
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.08%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
8 1 (2.08%) Simpana
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) Sophos
5 4 (8.33%) Splunk
6 3 (6.25%) AppSense
6 3 (6.25%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
6 3 (6.25%) ForeScout
7 2 (4.17%) arcserve
7 2 (4.17%) CommVault
7 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) WebSpy