The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 87 95 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 34 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 0.74% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.50% 3.00% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
Windows Server 2012
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
523 567 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.72% 24.70% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 247 243
Average daily rate £347 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £38.60 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Scotland region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 16 £250 -16.66% 4
Glasgow - 16 £438 - 4
West Lothian - - - - 2
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (56.67%) VMware
4 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (25.00%) Citrix
7 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 15 (25.00%) Migration
8 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (20.00%) Finance
9 12 (20.00%) DNS
9 12 (20.00%) SQL
9 12 (20.00%) IIS
9 12 (20.00%) SAN
9 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.33%) DHCP
10 11 (18.33%) SCCM
11 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (13.33%) NetApp
12 8 (13.33%) EMC
12 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.33%) Linux
13 7 (11.67%) XenApp
13 7 (11.67%) Firewall
14 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (10.00%) UNIX
14 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.00%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.00%) IIS
2 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (8.33%) Lync
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (3.33%) JBoss
8 1 (1.67%) Apache
8 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) DNS
1 12 (20.00%) SAN
2 11 (18.33%) DHCP
3 7 (11.67%) Firewall
4 3 (5.00%) SSL
4 3 (5.00%) Network Security
5 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.33%) VLAN
5 2 (3.33%) Intranet
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) LAN
6 1 (1.67%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Administrator
2 9 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Support
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.33%) X-Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
3 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.33%) Linux
6 6 (10.00%) UNIX
7 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (5.00%) Change Management
3 3 (5.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.33%) Change Control
4 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.33%) Project Management
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (1.67%) CRM
5 1 (1.67%) BCP
5 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.67%) Information Management
5 1 (1.67%) Logistics
5 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
1 1 (1.67%) DICOM
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) XenApp
4 5 (8.33%) vSphere
5 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.67%) SCOM
4 3 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.00%) SCSM
5 2 (3.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) VMware
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (13.33%) NetApp
4 8 (13.33%) EMC
5 6 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (8.33%) Dell
6 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 4 (6.67%) Symantec
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco
8 3 (5.00%) Lotus
8 3 (5.00%) CommVault
9 2 (3.33%) Intel
10 1 (1.67%) Sage
10 1 (1.67%) Avaya
10 1 (1.67%) Veritas
10 1 (1.67%) Capita
10 1 (1.67%) Veeam