Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 40 62
Rank change year-on-year -39 +22 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 122 205 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.42% 4.73% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.16% 19.96% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 146 81
Scotland median daily rate £388 £305 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.05% +2.52% -5.56%
10th Percentile £190 £173 £180
90th Percentile £600 £438 £380
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +13.51% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £24.00 £39.80 £23.88
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.90% +20.00% -12.50%

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1003 1027 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.89% 23.70% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 578 589
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £473
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.26 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 67 £500 +66.67% 1
Glasgow -24 24 £463 +63.72% 1
Renfrewshire -2 12 £335 +4.69%
Aberdeen -5 8 £425 +38.78%
Fife +1 3 £300 +9.09%
North Lanarkshire -2 3 £175 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (71.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 78 (63.93%) Microsoft
3 78 (63.93%) Windows Server
4 77 (63.11%) Active Directory
5 66 (54.10%) PowerShell
6 45 (36.89%) VMware
7 42 (34.43%) Finance
8 33 (27.05%) SCCM
9 32 (26.23%) Linux
10 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
10 30 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (23.77%) HP
12 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (22.95%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (22.95%) vSphere
13 27 (22.13%) ITIL
14 26 (21.31%) SQL
15 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
16 24 (19.67%) IIS
16 24 (19.67%) Configuration Management
17 23 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (18.85%) Puppet
17 23 (18.85%) Office 365
17 23 (18.85%) Ansible
18 22 (18.03%) SAN
19 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (15.57%) Ruby
20 19 (15.57%) DNS
20 19 (15.57%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 24 (19.67%) IIS
2 19 (15.57%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.84%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (6.56%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (4.92%) OpenStack
7 5 (4.10%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.82%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (18.85%) Office 365
2 7 (5.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.64%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.03%) SAN
2 19 (15.57%) DNS
3 18 (14.75%) DHCP
4 16 (13.11%) Firewall
5 11 (9.02%) Internet
6 7 (5.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.10%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.10%) Skype
8 3 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.46%) HTTP
8 3 (2.46%) Network Security
9 2 (1.64%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.64%) SSL
9 2 (1.64%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.64%) VPN
10 1 (0.82%) FTP
10 1 (0.82%) Intranet
10 1 (0.82%) LAN
10 1 (0.82%) VoIP
10 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 42 (34.43%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
3 9 (7.38%) Publishing
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (14.75%) Analyst
3 10 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (8.20%) Consultant
3 10 (8.20%) IT Analyst
4 9 (7.38%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.74%) IT Support
6 7 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.92%) IT Security Specialist
7 6 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) SharePoint Specialist
9 4 (3.28%) Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.28%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (3.28%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) HTML
2 8 (6.56%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) CSS
2 8 (6.56%) jQuery
2 8 (6.56%) XML
2 8 (6.56%) XSLT
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) Virtual Team
2 9 (7.38%) Clustering
3 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.46%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.46%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.64%) Tandem
6 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.82%) AS400
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) iSeries
7 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (71.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 78 (63.93%) Windows Server
4 32 (26.23%) Linux
5 30 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (20.49%) Windows 7
8 16 (13.11%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.10%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.82%) AIX
11 1 (0.82%) Solaris
11 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.82%) Unix
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) ITIL
2 24 (19.67%) Configuration Management
3 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (14.75%) Validation
5 15 (12.30%) Task Automation
6 14 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.02%) Asset Management
7 11 (9.02%) Migration
7 11 (9.02%) TDD
8 10 (8.20%) Coaching
8 10 (8.20%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (8.20%) DevOps
8 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.20%) Project Management
8 10 (8.20%) Security Operations
8 10 (8.20%) Web Development
9 9 (7.38%) BCP
9 9 (7.38%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (7.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 66 (54.10%) PowerShell
2 26 (21.31%) SQL
3 19 (15.57%) Ruby
4 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.02%) Perl
5 11 (9.02%) VBScript
6 10 (8.20%) Python
7 8 (6.56%) C#
8 3 (2.46%) VBA
9 2 (1.64%) REXX
9 2 (1.64%) Tcl
9 2 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) Degree
3 8 (6.56%) MCSE
4 7 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.64%) MCSA
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.82%) CISSP
7 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 77 (63.11%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) vSphere
3 18 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.84%) XenApp
5 10 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.56%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.92%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.46%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (27.05%) SCCM
2 28 (22.95%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (18.85%) Ansible
3 23 (18.85%) Puppet
4 10 (8.20%) IBM BigFix
4 10 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (7.38%) WSUS
6 5 (4.10%) SCOM
7 3 (2.46%) Packer
7 3 (2.46%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.64%) WMI
9 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 78 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.89%) VMware
3 29 (23.77%) HP
4 18 (14.75%) Citrix
5 15 (12.30%) Oracle
5 15 (12.30%) Symantec
6 11 (9.02%) Dell
7 10 (8.20%) IBM
8 9 (7.38%) Nintex
9 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.74%) Cisco
11 5 (4.10%) EMC
12 4 (3.28%) Sophos
12 4 (3.28%) Splunk
13 3 (2.46%) AppSense
13 3 (2.46%) CyberArk
13 3 (2.46%) ForeScout
13 3 (2.46%) Northgate
14 2 (1.64%) Apple
14 2 (1.64%) CommVault