Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 42 49
Rank change year-on-year -40 +7 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 110 177 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.30% 4.76% 3.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.26% 18.67% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 130 101
Scotland median daily rate £400 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.23% -4.62%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £225
90th Percentile £600 £438 £415
UK median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Scotland median hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.53% +5.88% -32.00%
10th Percentile £11.59 £12.90 £13.10
90th Percentile £22.78 £37.00 £21.45
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.94 £18.63
% change year-on-year -19.75% +7.05% -6.88%

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 897 948 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.78% 25.47% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 520 596
Scotland median daily rate £388 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% +5.26%
10th Percentile £177 £160 £171
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 21
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.10 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 February 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 February 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
Edinburgh -4 73 £500 +42.86% 4
Glasgow -30 14 £215 -28.33% 2
Renfrewshire 0 13 £228 -28.91% 10
Fife +4 3 £300 +3.45%
Aberdeen +2 3 £425 +44.07%
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £140 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (78.18%) Active Directory
3 74 (67.27%) Windows Server
4 69 (62.73%) Microsoft
5 66 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (50.91%) PowerShell
7 55 (50.00%) VMware
8 51 (46.36%) Finance
9 43 (39.09%) SCCM
10 38 (34.55%) Windows 7
11 28 (25.45%) DNS
12 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
14 25 (22.73%) Ansible
14 25 (22.73%) vSphere
14 25 (22.73%) Puppet
14 25 (22.73%) Citrix
15 23 (20.91%) Configuration Management
15 23 (20.91%) DHCP
15 23 (20.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (20.00%) Linux
16 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (19.09%) Windows 10
18 20 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 20 (18.18%) XenApp
18 20 (18.18%) Validation
19 19 (17.27%) ITIL
19 19 (17.27%) Git (software)

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 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.27%) IIS
3 8 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.00%) Office 365
3 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.45%) DNS
2 23 (20.91%) DHCP
3 17 (15.45%) SAN
4 12 (10.91%) Internet
5 6 (5.45%) LAN
5 6 (5.45%) NetScaler
5 6 (5.45%) WAN
6 5 (4.55%) 3G
6 5 (4.55%) Firewall
6 5 (4.55%) Skype
6 5 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.64%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.73%) VLAN
8 3 (2.73%) VPN
9 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.91%) FTP
10 1 (0.91%) HTTP
10 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.91%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 51 (46.36%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.91%) Law
5 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (26.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.55%) Analyst
3 13 (11.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (11.82%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.36%) IT Support
7 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) HTML
2 1 (0.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) Web Services
2 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Virtual Team
2 8 (7.27%) Fat Client
2 8 (7.27%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.45%) Clustering
3 6 (5.45%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) AS400
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) iSeries
5 2 (1.82%) Tandem
6 1 (0.91%) CMDB
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (67.27%) Windows Server
3 66 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (34.55%) Windows 7
5 22 (20.00%) Linux
5 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (19.09%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.18%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.91%) Android
9 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.91%) Unix
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.91%) Configuration Management
1 23 (20.91%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
2 20 (18.18%) Validation
3 19 (17.27%) ITIL
4 17 (15.45%) TDD
5 16 (14.55%) Asset Management
6 13 (11.82%) Coaching
6 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.09%) DevOps
7 10 (9.09%) Migration
7 10 (9.09%) Open Source
8 9 (8.18%) ITIL V3
9 8 (7.27%) Application Packaging
10 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.45%) Patch Management
12 5 (4.55%) Software Delivery
13 4 (3.64%) Server Patching
13 4 (3.64%) Service Management
13 4 (3.64%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (50.91%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.27%) Ruby
3 14 (12.73%) SQL
4 7 (6.36%) VBScript
5 5 (4.55%) Perl
6 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.73%) Python
7 1 (0.91%) C#
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.64%) Degree
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) MCP
6 1 (0.91%) MCSA
6 1 (0.91%) MCSE
6 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 86 (78.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (22.73%) vSphere
4 20 (18.18%) XenApp
5 17 (15.45%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (11.82%) XenDesktop
7 11 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (7.27%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.64%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.73%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.91%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.91%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (39.09%) SCCM
2 26 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (22.73%) Ansible
3 25 (22.73%) Puppet
4 10 (9.09%) SCOM
5 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (6.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (6.36%) WSUS
6 5 (4.55%) WMI
7 3 (2.73%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (2.73%) Packer
8 2 (1.82%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.82%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.91%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.91%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.91%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.91%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.00%) VMware
3 25 (22.73%) Citrix
4 12 (10.91%) Cisco
4 12 (10.91%) HP
4 12 (10.91%) Ivanti
5 7 (6.36%) SolarWinds
6 6 (5.45%) EMC
6 6 (5.45%) Google
6 6 (5.45%) Symantec
7 5 (4.55%) Shavlik
7 5 (4.55%) ThinPrint
8 4 (3.64%) CyberArk
8 4 (3.64%) ForeScout
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle
8 4 (3.64%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.64%) Splunk
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.82%) NetApp
10 2 (1.82%) Veritas