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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 65 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.26% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 1.70% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +3.12%
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
221 235 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.39% 20.49% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 117 64
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £123 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (57.14%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (39.29%) IIS
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (28.57%) DHCP
8 8 (28.57%) DNS
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) UNIX
10 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 6 (21.43%) Finance
10 6 (21.43%) Migration
10 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (17.86%) Application Packaging
11 5 (17.86%) SCCM
11 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (17.86%) Firewall
11 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (17.86%) SAN
12 4 (14.29%) NetApp
12 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
12 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
12 4 (14.29%) EMC
12 4 (14.29%) MS Office

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (39.29%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (7.14%) JBoss
6 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (3.57%) Lync
7 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DHCP
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) SSL
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) Intranet
4 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (28.57%) Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Server Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) ICT Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.14%) X-Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (21.43%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) BCP
5 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 3 (10.71%) SCSM
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) NetApp
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) EMC
4 3 (10.71%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Intel
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Sage