Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 85 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -47 +34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 138 108 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.57% 2.29% 5.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.18% 10.29% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 174
Scotland median daily rate £288 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.18% +4.69% +16.36%
10th Percentile £202 £150 £206
90th Percentile £435 £550 £468
UK median daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +2.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £17.25 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.75% +91.95%
10th Percentile £15.92 £13.00 £19.50
90th Percentile £18.56 £23.88 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £18.13 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -2.03% -11.90% +16.67%

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 1,047 1,050 1,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.46% 22.27% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 513 703
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -0.73%
10th Percentile £131 £158 £180
90th Percentile £513 £531 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 43
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £16.43 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -54.36% +65.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £29.19 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -

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 24 September 2018.

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
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 24 September 2018. 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
Renfrewshire +9 77 £295 -10.61%
Glasgow -18 25 £265 -18.46% 3
Edinburgh -32 25 £388 +3.33% 3
North Lanarkshire +1 3 - -
Aberdeen +3 2 £325 +115.95%
Falkirk - 1 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £130 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £390 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (81.88%) Microsoft
3 101 (73.19%) Active Directory
4 92 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 90 (65.22%) Office 365
6 74 (53.62%) Windows Server
7 73 (52.90%) Security Cleared
8 69 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 66 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (47.10%) VMware
11 64 (46.38%) Windows 7
12 61 (44.20%) DNS
13 59 (42.75%) DHCP
14 58 (42.03%) Citrix
15 57 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (33.33%) PowerShell
17 44 (31.88%) SQL
18 42 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
19 39 (28.26%) Ivanti
19 39 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
20 38 (27.54%) SharePoint
21 37 (26.81%) HP
21 37 (26.81%) Degree
21 37 (26.81%) Hyper-V
22 36 (26.09%) Computer Science
22 36 (26.09%) MCSE
22 36 (26.09%) Migration
22 36 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
23 35 (25.36%) Change Management
23 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting

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 38 (27.54%) SharePoint
2 26 (18.84%) IIS
2 26 (18.84%) SharePoint 2010
2 26 (18.84%) SharePoint 2013
2 26 (18.84%) SharePoint Server
3 24 (17.39%) MS Exchange
4 21 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (14.49%) Skype for Business
6 17 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (10.87%) Office Communications Server
8 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (5.80%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 26 (18.84%) InfoPath
2 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 90 (65.22%) Office 365
2 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (44.20%) DNS
2 59 (42.75%) DHCP
3 18 (13.04%) Skype
4 7 (5.07%) 3G
4 7 (5.07%) LAN
4 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 6 (4.35%) WAN
6 5 (3.62%) VPN
6 5 (3.62%) Wireless
7 3 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.17%) Firewall
7 3 (2.17%) SAN
7 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.17%) VLAN
8 2 (1.45%) IPv4
8 2 (1.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.45%) WLAN
9 1 (0.72%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (22.46%) HP UFT
1 31 (22.46%) WinRunner
2 22 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (15.94%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.17%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.45%) JIRA
4 2 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 12 (8.70%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.45%) Games
3 2 (1.45%) Legal
3 2 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (21.74%) Analyst
2 22 (15.94%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (11.59%) SharePoint Engineer
4 16 (11.59%) Test Analyst
5 13 (9.42%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.97%) Design Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Test Leader
8 8 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) CSS
1 26 (18.84%) jQuery
1 26 (18.84%) XML
1 26 (18.84%) XSLT
2 22 (15.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 35 (25.36%) PDA
3 31 (22.46%) Clustering
4 11 (7.97%) Fat Client
4 11 (7.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.35%) iPhone
6 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) Handset
8 1 (0.72%) iPad
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 74 (53.62%) Windows Server
4 66 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (46.38%) Windows 7
6 31 (22.46%) AIX
7 27 (19.57%) Windows 10
8 12 (8.70%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.62%) Android
9 5 (3.62%) Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Unix
11 3 (2.17%) Solaris
11 3 (2.17%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) Migration
2 35 (25.36%) Change Management
2 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting
3 34 (24.64%) Software Testing
4 31 (22.46%) Test Automation
5 27 (19.57%) Smoke Testing
6 26 (18.84%) High Availability
7 24 (17.39%) Records Management
8 23 (16.67%) ITIL
8 23 (16.67%) Workflow
9 7 (5.07%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.07%) Software Delivery
10 6 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (3.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (3.62%) Patch Management
11 5 (3.62%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (3.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 44 (31.88%) SQL
3 27 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.94%) C#
5 3 (2.17%) VBA
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) LINC
7 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (52.90%) Security Cleared
2 69 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 39 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (26.81%) Degree
5 36 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (26.09%) MCSE
6 32 (23.19%) ISTQB
7 13 (9.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.45%) MCITP
8 2 (1.45%) MCP
8 2 (1.45%) MCSA
8 2 (1.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.62%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (73.19%) Active Directory
2 57 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (26.81%) Hyper-V
5 31 (22.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (10.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (9.42%) XenApp
8 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.62%) vSphere
10 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.72%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.72%) Firmware
11 1 (0.72%) NFS
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (23.19%) HP ALM
2 30 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
3 24 (17.39%) SCCM
4 10 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.17%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.45%) Control-M
6 2 (1.45%) DameWare
6 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.72%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.72%) Netcool
7 1 (0.72%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 113 (81.88%) Microsoft
2 65 (47.10%) VMware
3 58 (42.03%) Citrix
4 39 (28.26%) Ivanti
5 37 (26.81%) HP
6 32 (23.19%) Veritas
7 31 (22.46%) McAfee
8 22 (15.94%) Nintex
9 8 (5.80%) Cisco
9 8 (5.80%) ThinPrint
10 6 (4.35%) Dell
11 5 (3.62%) Apple
12 3 (2.17%) Avaya
12 3 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.17%) Sophos
12 3 (2.17%) Symantec
13 2 (1.45%) Acronis
13 2 (1.45%) Brocade
13 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow