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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 73 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.89% 0.57% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.53% 3.13% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.50 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+8.60% +1.48%
Windows Server 2012
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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
235 224 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.16% 18.20% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.06 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.35% +22.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.75 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (46.67%) VMware
6 12 (40.00%) IIS
7 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
8 10 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) DNS
9 8 (26.67%) DHCP
9 8 (26.67%) MS Office
9 8 (26.67%) Migration
9 8 (26.67%) SCCM
10 7 (23.33%) Application Packaging
11 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.00%) HP
11 6 (20.00%) SAN
12 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (16.67%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (13.33%) Lync
13 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (13.33%) Firewall
13 4 (13.33%) NetApp

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 12 (40.00%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (13.33%) Lync
4 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) JBoss
6 2 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
1 8 (26.67%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) LDAP
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (10.00%) SSL
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) VLAN
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) ADSL
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) WLAN
6 1 (3.33%) MPLS
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Server Support
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.67%) Replication
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Change Management
2 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.33%) Transition Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Demand Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (6.67%) DFS Replication
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
2 2 (6.67%) SCSM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet