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 3 months to 26 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 33 70
Rank change year-on-year -37 +37  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 48 162 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.20% 5.60% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 20.43% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 98 37
Median daily rate £275 £330 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £244 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £470 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +92.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £28.45 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 504 793 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.08% 27.39% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 404 274
Median daily rate £375 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 43
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +118.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 15 £400 +6.66% 6
Glasgow -3 11 £275 -8.33%
Renfrewshire +7 9 £325 -1.51%
Aberdeen -1 7 £151 -56.37%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £120 - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (78.48%) Active Directory
3 56 (70.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (67.09%) Windows Server
5 43 (54.43%) Windows 7
6 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
7 31 (39.24%) PowerShell
8 29 (36.71%) Windows 10
9 27 (34.18%) SCCM
9 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (32.91%) Citrix
10 26 (32.91%) ITIL
11 22 (27.85%) SQL
12 19 (24.05%) Linux
12 19 (24.05%) VMware
13 18 (22.78%) Windows XP
13 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
14 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
15 16 (20.25%) XenApp
16 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (17.72%) DNS
18 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
18 13 (16.46%) DHCP
18 13 (16.46%) VB
18 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
19 12 (15.19%) MSI
19 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V
19 12 (15.19%) Finance
19 12 (15.19%) HTTPS
19 12 (15.19%) SSL

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 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.06%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.27%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) assyst
1 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) DNS
2 13 (16.46%) DHCP
3 12 (15.19%) HTTP
3 12 (15.19%) HTTPS
3 12 (15.19%) SSL
4 10 (12.66%) SAN
5 6 (7.59%) Internet
5 6 (7.59%) VoIP
6 3 (3.80%) NAS
6 3 (3.80%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.53%) Firewall
8 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.27%) LAN
8 1 (1.27%) LDAP
8 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.27%) VLAN
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
8 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MSI
2 3 (3.80%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.80%) Legal
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.13%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) Consultant
3 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Customer Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Packager
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Clustering
3 5 (6.33%) EMC VNX
4 4 (5.06%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) AS400
7 1 (1.27%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.27%) iSeries
7 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (70.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 53 (67.09%) Windows Server
4 43 (54.43%) Windows 7
5 29 (36.71%) Windows 10
6 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (24.05%) Linux
8 18 (22.78%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.06%) AIX
10 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.53%) Solaris
11 2 (2.53%) Unix
12 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
3 12 (15.19%) Patch Management
3 12 (15.19%) Prototyping
3 12 (15.19%) Software Distribution
3 12 (15.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 10 (12.66%) ITIL V3
5 7 (8.86%) Change Control
5 7 (8.86%) Change Management
5 7 (8.86%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (7.59%) Service Management
7 5 (6.33%) Application Packaging
7 5 (6.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.80%) ITSM
9 3 (3.80%) Migration
9 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.80%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) PowerShell
2 22 (27.85%) SQL
3 13 (16.46%) VB
4 12 (15.19%) REXX
4 12 (15.19%) Tcl
5 5 (6.33%) C
5 5 (6.33%) VBScript
6 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.27%) SQR
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.06%) MCSA
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.80%) MCITP
5 3 (3.80%) MCSE
5 3 (3.80%) MCTS
6 2 (2.53%) CISSP
6 2 (2.53%) EMC Certification
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (78.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.25%) XenApp
3 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (11.39%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
7 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
8 5 (6.33%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (5.06%) Terminal Services
10 3 (3.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (3.80%) Terminal Server
11 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) SCCM
2 12 (15.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.59%) SCOM
4 4 (5.06%) WSUS
5 3 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.80%) Netcool
6 1 (1.27%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.27%) Simpana
Vendors
1 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.91%) Citrix
3 19 (24.05%) VMware
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco
5 7 (8.86%) EMC
5 7 (8.86%) HP
5 7 (8.86%) Oracle
6 6 (7.59%) Apple
7 3 (3.80%) arcserve
7 3 (3.80%) McAfee
7 3 (3.80%) Northgate
7 3 (3.80%) Veritas
8 2 (2.53%) Avaya
8 2 (2.53%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.53%) Splunk
8 2 (2.53%) Symantec
9 1 (1.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) IBM
9 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
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