Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 83 40
Rank change year-on-year -36 -43 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 80 115 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 2.32% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.46% 11.71% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 137
Scotland median daily rate £300 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +37.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £133 £179 £173
90th Percentile £437 £600 £438
UK median daily rate £353 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +8.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.48 £12.90
90th Percentile £18.11 £21.80 £37.00
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% -18.60% +22.86%

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 1,073 982 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.67% 19.80% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 506 558
Scotland median daily rate £388 £390 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +19.36% -3.90%
10th Percentile £128 £155 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% -7.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £13.03
90th Percentile £44.27 £35.00 £44.30
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.69% -1.52%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 28 £310 -7.46%
Glasgow -29 20 £290 -42.00% 3
Edinburgh -48 20 £400 -20.00% 4
North Lanarkshire 0 3 £205 +17.14%
Falkirk - 3 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £130 -
Aberdeen +4 1 £325 -23.53%
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 48 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (48.75%) Citrix
5 38 (47.50%) Office 365
5 38 (47.50%) Windows Server
6 34 (42.50%) DHCP
6 34 (42.50%) DNS
7 33 (41.25%) VMware
8 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
9 26 (32.50%) ITIL
9 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
10 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
11 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (27.50%) SQL
13 21 (26.25%) HP
13 21 (26.25%) Windows 10
14 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 20 (25.00%) XenApp
14 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
15 19 (23.75%) SCCM
16 16 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
17 15 (18.75%) Hyper-V
18 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (17.50%) SharePoint
19 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (16.25%) Change Management
19 13 (16.25%) Finance

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 14 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.25%) IIS
2 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (11.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (11.25%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (11.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 38 (47.50%) Office 365
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.50%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Yammer
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.25%) Datadog
5 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (42.50%) DHCP
1 34 (42.50%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) SAN
3 7 (8.75%) LAN
3 7 (8.75%) Skype
3 7 (8.75%) WAN
4 5 (6.25%) VPN
5 4 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.75%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.75%) Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) Internet
7 2 (2.50%) WLAN
8 1 (1.25%) Firewall
8 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) HP UFT
1 11 (13.75%) WinRunner
2 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Analyst
2 18 (22.50%) Support Engineer
3 14 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support
7 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) IT Support
10 4 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) CSS
1 9 (11.25%) jQuery
1 9 (11.25%) XML
1 9 (11.25%) XSLT
2 8 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) PDA
2 11 (13.75%) Clustering
3 7 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) iPhone
5 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.75%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.25%) iPad
8 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (47.50%) Windows Server
4 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
5 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (26.25%) Windows 10
7 11 (13.75%) AIX
8 6 (7.50%) Android
9 3 (3.75%) Linux
10 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.25%) DC/OS
11 1 (1.25%) Solaris
11 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.25%) Unix
11 1 (1.25%) VMS
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Change Management
3 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (13.75%) Software Testing
4 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
5 10 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
6 9 (11.25%) High Availability
6 9 (11.25%) Migration
7 8 (10.00%) Records Management
7 8 (10.00%) Workflow
8 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.75%) Server Management
9 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (5.00%) Storage Management
10 3 (3.75%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (27.50%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.00%) C#
5 7 (8.75%) VBScript
6 6 (7.50%) VBA
7 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (13.75%) MCSE
6 7 (8.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (8.75%) Degree
7 4 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.75%) CCA
8 3 (3.75%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.50%) CCEA
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.50%) MCITP
9 2 (2.50%) MCP
9 2 (2.50%) VCAP
9 2 (2.50%) VCP4
9 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.00%) XenApp
4 16 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 11 (13.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (11.25%) Terminal Services
7 9 (11.25%) XenDesktop
8 6 (7.50%) vSphere
9 4 (5.00%) XenServer
10 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.25%) Docker
11 1 (1.25%) Firmware
11 1 (1.25%) NFS
11 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (23.75%) SCCM
2 11 (13.75%) HP ALM
2 11 (13.75%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.50%) Control-M
4 2 (2.50%) DameWare
5 1 (1.25%) Ansible
5 1 (1.25%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.25%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Packer
5 1 (1.25%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) Terraform
5 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (48.75%) Citrix
3 33 (41.25%) VMware
4 21 (26.25%) HP
5 11 (13.75%) Ivanti
5 11 (13.75%) McAfee
5 11 (13.75%) Veritas
6 8 (10.00%) Nintex
7 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.00%) Dell
8 3 (3.75%) Apple
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco
9 2 (2.50%) Acronis
9 2 (2.50%) Brocade
9 2 (2.50%) Google
9 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.25%) Sophos
10 1 (1.25%) Symantec