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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 70 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 0.65% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.12% 3.17% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.08%
Windows Server 2012
Scotland

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
215 252 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.63% 20.45% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 122 60
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 £200 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.28 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.17% +30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
4 16 (51.61%) VMware
5 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (35.48%) IIS
7 10 (32.26%) DHCP
7 10 (32.26%) DNS
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
8 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
9 8 (25.81%) Linux
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.81%) Migration
10 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 6 (19.35%) UNIX
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
12 5 (16.13%) SCCM
12 5 (16.13%) SAN
12 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (16.13%) Firewall
12 5 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (12.90%) NetApp
13 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
13 4 (12.90%) Mac OS X
13 4 (12.90%) EMC

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (35.48%) IIS
2 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.45%) JBoss
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.23%) Apache
7 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DHCP
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) Network Security
3 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 3 (9.68%) LDAP
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) Intranet
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (25.81%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Server Support
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
1 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) UNIX
7 4 (12.90%) Mac OS X
7 4 (12.90%) Ubuntu
7 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) BCP
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) DICOM
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.23%) vSphere
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) SCSM
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) NetApp
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.90%) EMC
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Intel
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Sage
6 1 (3.23%) Veeam
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco