The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 78 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.57% 0.18% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £280
% change year-on-year
- +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
194 192 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.89% 17.02% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 42
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £269 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 13 (81.25%) SAN
3 13 (81.25%) Red Hat
4 11 (68.75%) UNIX
4 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (56.25%) HP
6 7 (43.75%) SUSE
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (31.25%) AIX
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) EMC
9 4 (25.00%) NetApp
9 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 4 (25.00%) COBIT
9 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
10 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) DHCP
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) IIS
10 3 (18.75%) MS Office

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (43.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 11 (68.75%) UNIX
4 7 (43.75%) SUSE
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) AIX
6 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) C-shell
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (12.50%) nmon
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft