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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -40 +16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 110 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.77% 4.24% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.65% 18.90% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 73 50
Median daily rate £400 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +3.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £241 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 405 582 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.10% 22.45% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 323 319
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Renfrewshire -8 10 £416 +5.71%
Glasgow -17 10 £240 -20.13% 1
Edinburgh -6 7 £413 +22.22% 2
West Lothian -1 1 £525 +33.33%
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (75.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 76 (67.26%) Microsoft
4 68 (60.18%) Active Directory
5 66 (58.41%) Windows Server
6 56 (49.56%) VMware
6 56 (49.56%) Windows 7
7 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (40.71%) PowerShell
8 45 (39.82%) SQL
9 42 (37.17%) ITIL
10 39 (34.51%) Citrix
10 39 (34.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (32.74%) DNS
11 37 (32.74%) Windows 10
12 34 (30.09%) DHCP
13 32 (28.32%) SQL Server
14 31 (27.43%) SCCM
15 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
16 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
17 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
17 22 (19.47%) vSphere
18 20 (17.70%) XenApp
18 20 (17.70%) Linux
18 20 (17.70%) Windows XP
18 20 (17.70%) SAN
19 19 (16.81%) MS Exchange
19 19 (16.81%) Finance
20 16 (14.16%) Clustering
20 16 (14.16%) XenDesktop

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 19 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.19%) IIS
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.88%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.77%) assyst
3 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Office 365
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) IaaS
4 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) G Suite
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (32.74%) DNS
2 34 (30.09%) DHCP
3 20 (17.70%) SAN
4 14 (12.39%) VSAN
5 10 (8.85%) Firewall
5 10 (8.85%) HTTP
5 10 (8.85%) HTTPS
5 10 (8.85%) SSL
6 8 (7.08%) Internet
7 7 (6.19%) NetScaler
7 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.31%) VPN
9 4 (3.54%) LAN
9 4 (3.54%) VoIP
10 3 (2.65%) NAS
10 3 (2.65%) WAN
11 1 (0.88%) 4G
11 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MSI
2 6 (5.31%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.77%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Law
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Analyst
2 10 (8.85%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 8 (7.08%) Consultant
4 7 (6.19%) IT Analyst
4 7 (6.19%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (5.31%) IT Support
5 6 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Architect
7 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) .NET
1 2 (1.77%) XML
1 2 (1.77%) XSD
2 1 (0.88%) J2EE
2 1 (0.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Clustering
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.31%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.54%) CMDB
4 4 (3.54%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.54%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.77%) iPad
6 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) PDA
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (75.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 66 (58.41%) Windows Server
4 56 (49.56%) Windows 7
5 39 (34.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (32.74%) Windows 10
7 20 (17.70%) Linux
7 20 (17.70%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.19%) AIX
9 4 (3.54%) Unix
10 3 (2.65%) Android
11 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.77%) Solaris
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.17%) ITIL
2 15 (13.27%) Change Control
2 15 (13.27%) Change Management
3 13 (11.50%) Prototyping
4 12 (10.62%) Configuration Management
5 11 (9.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (8.85%) Patch Management
6 10 (8.85%) Service Management
6 10 (8.85%) Software Distribution
6 10 (8.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 9 (7.96%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.08%) Migration
8 8 (7.08%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (6.19%) ITSM
9 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.19%) Server Building
9 7 (6.19%) Test Scripting
10 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.31%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.71%) PowerShell
2 45 (39.82%) SQL
3 11 (9.73%) VB
4 10 (8.85%) REXX
4 10 (8.85%) Tcl
5 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.77%) C#
5 2 (1.77%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) SQR
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (12.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (10.62%) MCSE
6 7 (6.19%) ISTQB
6 7 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (6.19%) MCSA
7 6 (5.31%) MCITP
7 6 (5.31%) MCTS
8 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.77%) CISSP
9 2 (1.77%) EMC Certification
9 2 (1.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) Degree
10 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 68 (60.18%) Active Directory
2 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.47%) vSphere
4 20 (17.70%) XenApp
5 16 (14.16%) XenDesktop
6 15 (13.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (13.27%) VMware ESX
7 13 (11.50%) Hyper-V
8 6 (5.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.65%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.65%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (27.43%) SCCM
2 15 (13.27%) SCOM
3 14 (12.39%) PowerCLI
3 14 (12.39%) vRealize
4 10 (8.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (7.96%) WSUS
6 7 (6.19%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (5.31%) NetBackup
7 6 (5.31%) Netcool
8 3 (2.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.77%) Puppet
9 2 (1.77%) Simpana
10 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (67.26%) Microsoft
2 56 (49.56%) VMware
3 39 (34.51%) Citrix
4 15 (13.27%) Cisco
5 12 (10.62%) Veritas
6 9 (7.96%) HP
7 7 (6.19%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.31%) Symantec
9 5 (4.42%) Apple
9 5 (4.42%) Oracle
10 4 (3.54%) BMC
11 3 (2.65%) CA
11 3 (2.65%) EMC
11 3 (2.65%) Remedy
12 2 (1.77%) CommVault
12 2 (1.77%) Dell
12 2 (1.77%) F5
12 2 (1.77%) Google
12 2 (1.77%) Mitel
12 2 (1.77%) Red Hat