Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 86 37
Rank change year-on-year +34 -49 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 191 78 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.59% 2.00% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.59% 8.66% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 56 176
Scotland median daily rate £280 £383 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.80% +14.18% +13.56%
10th Percentile £207 £141 £234
90th Percentile £439 £443 £488
UK median daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £20.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.24% -43.06% +92.00%
10th Percentile £15.88 £14.68 £27.98
90th Percentile £18.53 £24.40 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +6.95%

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 1,086 901 1,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.41% 23.11% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 462 729
Scotland median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £182
90th Percentile £488 £488 £478
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 34
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -57.71% +28.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £13.38
90th Percentile £33.75 £52.17 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +5.20%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +6 123 £279 -30.31% 2
Edinburgh -11 32 £375 -11.76% 4
Glasgow -20 25 £274 -0.45% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 4 £134 - 1
Aberdeen +5 1 - -
West Lothian +1 1 £100 -80.95%
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £390 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (77.49%) Microsoft
3 146 (76.44%) Active Directory
4 122 (63.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 118 (61.78%) Windows Server
6 115 (60.21%) Security Cleared
7 111 (58.12%) SC Cleared
8 102 (53.40%) DNS
9 98 (51.31%) VMware
10 90 (47.12%) Windows 7
10 90 (47.12%) Office 365
11 86 (45.03%) DHCP
11 86 (45.03%) Citrix
12 79 (41.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 71 (37.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (35.08%) PowerShell
15 65 (34.03%) SQL
16 61 (31.94%) VMware ESXi
17 51 (26.70%) Ivanti
17 51 (26.70%) Microsoft Certification
18 50 (26.18%) Degree
19 49 (25.65%) Computer Science
19 49 (25.65%) Change Management
20 48 (25.13%) Computer Science Degree
21 47 (24.61%) HP
22 46 (24.08%) MCSE
23 45 (23.56%) McAfee
24 44 (23.04%) SQL Server
25 43 (22.51%) MS Exchange
25 43 (22.51%) Hyper-V

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 43 (22.51%) MS Exchange
2 38 (19.90%) SharePoint
3 32 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (16.75%) Skype for Business
4 29 (15.18%) IIS
4 29 (15.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (15.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (15.18%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (7.33%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (4.71%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.05%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 29 (15.18%) InfoPath
2 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 90 (47.12%) Office 365
2 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (53.40%) DNS
2 86 (45.03%) DHCP
3 20 (10.47%) LAN
4 19 (9.95%) WAN
5 18 (9.42%) 3G
5 18 (9.42%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (7.85%) Skype
7 10 (5.24%) SAN
8 9 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (4.19%) VSAN
10 5 (2.62%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.09%) Firewall
12 3 (1.57%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.57%) SMS
12 3 (1.57%) VLAN
12 3 (1.57%) VPN
13 2 (1.05%) Internet
13 2 (1.05%) IPv4
13 2 (1.05%) Wireless
14 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (19.37%) HP UFT
1 37 (19.37%) WinRunner
2 25 (13.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (13.09%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.24%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.57%) MSI
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 18 (9.42%) Finance
2 6 (3.14%) Banking
3 4 (2.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (20.42%) Analyst
2 30 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 24 (12.57%) Test Analyst
4 23 (12.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (10.47%) SharePoint Engineer
6 17 (8.90%) Desktop Support
6 17 (8.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 14 (7.33%) Design Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (5.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Test Leader
12 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 8 (4.19%) IT Analyst
14 7 (3.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 7 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 7 (3.66%) Consultant
14 7 (3.66%) Mobility Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) XML
2 29 (15.18%) CSS
2 29 (15.18%) jQuery
2 29 (15.18%) XSLT
3 25 (13.09%) .NET
4 3 (1.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.65%) Computer Science
2 41 (21.47%) PDA
3 37 (19.37%) Clustering
4 21 (10.99%) Fat Client
4 21 (10.99%) Thin Client
5 14 (7.33%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.71%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.19%) PKI
7 8 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.09%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.05%) iPhone
10 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.52%) AS400
11 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.52%) Handset
11 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 122 (63.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 118 (61.78%) Windows Server
4 90 (47.12%) Windows 7
5 79 (41.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (19.37%) AIX
7 28 (14.66%) Windows 10
8 20 (10.47%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.24%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.71%) Windows Phone
11 8 (4.19%) Android
11 8 (4.19%) Apple iOS
12 7 (3.66%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (3.14%) Linux
14 4 (2.09%) Unix
15 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (1.05%) Solaris
17 1 (0.52%) HPUX
17 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.65%) Change Management
2 41 (21.47%) Software Testing
2 41 (21.47%) Test Scripting
3 40 (20.94%) Migration
4 37 (19.37%) Test Automation
4 37 (19.37%) Workflow
5 31 (16.23%) ITIL
5 31 (16.23%) Smoke Testing
6 30 (15.71%) High Availability
7 27 (14.14%) Records Management
8 18 (9.42%) Software Delivery
9 11 (5.76%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (3.66%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.14%) Content Management
13 5 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (2.62%) ITIL V3
14 4 (2.09%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (2.09%) Patch Management
14 4 (2.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.08%) PowerShell
2 65 (34.03%) SQL
3 29 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 25 (13.09%) C#
5 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.05%) Ruby
6 2 (1.05%) VBScript
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) LINC
7 1 (0.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
7 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 115 (60.21%) Security Cleared
2 111 (58.12%) SC Cleared
3 51 (26.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (26.18%) Degree
5 48 (25.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (24.08%) MCSE
7 37 (19.37%) ISTQB
8 22 (11.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (4.71%) MCSA
10 8 (4.19%) MCTS
10 8 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (3.66%) MCITP
12 5 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.52%) CCNA
13 1 (0.52%) CCNP
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.52%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.62%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (76.44%) Active Directory
2 71 (37.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (31.94%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (22.51%) Hyper-V
5 32 (16.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 31 (16.23%) XenApp
7 24 (12.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (8.90%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.19%) VMware NSX
9 8 (4.19%) vSphere
9 8 (4.19%) XenServer
10 2 (1.05%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (19.37%) SCCM
2 36 (18.85%) McAfee ePO
3 34 (17.80%) HP ALM
4 18 (9.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (4.19%) PowerCLI
5 8 (4.19%) SafeCom
5 8 (4.19%) vRealize
6 7 (3.66%) AirWatch
6 7 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (3.66%) XenMobile
7 6 (3.14%) Netcool
7 6 (3.14%) SAP Afaria
8 4 (2.09%) Ansible
8 4 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.09%) Puppet
9 3 (1.57%) WMI
10 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.05%) Malwarebytes
10 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 148 (77.49%) Microsoft
2 98 (51.31%) VMware
3 86 (45.03%) Citrix
4 51 (26.70%) Ivanti
5 47 (24.61%) HP
6 45 (23.56%) McAfee
7 39 (20.42%) Veritas
8 25 (13.09%) Nintex
9 24 (12.57%) ThinPrint
10 9 (4.71%) Apple
10 9 (4.71%) Cisco
11 7 (3.66%) SAP
12 3 (1.57%) CyberArk
12 3 (1.57%) EMC
12 3 (1.57%) ForeScout
12 3 (1.57%) Shavlik
12 3 (1.57%) Splunk
12 3 (1.57%) Symantec
13 2 (1.05%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.05%) Ping Identity