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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 73 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 59 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.32% 1.07% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.07% 5.02% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 2
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £319 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
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
533 578 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.92% 21.27% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 306 232
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 27 £334 +33.50% 3
Glasgow +15 15 £306 -1.20% 11
Renfrewshire - 12 £420 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (86.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (70.79%) Microsoft
3 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
4 62 (69.66%) Windows Server
5 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
6 43 (48.31%) VMware
7 41 (46.07%) DNS
8 37 (41.57%) MS Exchange
9 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
10 30 (33.71%) DHCP
11 29 (32.58%) Citrix
12 28 (31.46%) ITIL
13 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (29.21%) SCCM
15 25 (28.09%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
16 24 (26.97%) Hyper-V
17 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (22.47%) HP
19 18 (20.22%) SAN
20 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
21 16 (17.98%) Cisco
21 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
22 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
22 15 (16.85%) Skype for Business
22 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
23 14 (15.73%) XenApp
23 14 (15.73%) SCOM
24 13 (14.61%) VMware ESXi

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (41.57%) MS Exchange
2 25 (28.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (16.85%) Skype for Business
4 12 (13.48%) OpenStack
5 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (10.11%) IIS
6 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (7.87%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (7.87%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
8 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (4.49%) NServiceBus
9 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.07%) DNS
2 30 (33.71%) DHCP
3 18 (20.22%) SAN
4 11 (12.36%) WAN
5 8 (8.99%) LDAP
6 4 (4.49%) Internet
6 4 (4.49%) Skype
7 3 (3.37%) Firewall
7 3 (3.37%) LAN
7 3 (3.37%) VPN
8 2 (2.25%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.25%) VoIP
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.12%) IPv4
9 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Informix
2 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) git-flow
1 1 (1.12%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (12.36%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Active Directory Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Consultant
4 7 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.74%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (6.74%) Administrator
5 6 (6.74%) IT Support
6 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) IT Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.37%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) CSS
1 11 (12.36%) HTML
2 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
4 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.49%) HTML5
4 4 (4.49%) jQuery
4 4 (4.49%) MSMQ
4 4 (4.49%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.25%) LAMP
6 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (86.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (69.66%) Windows Server
4 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
5 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.49%) Linux
7 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.25%) Solaris
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 13 (14.61%) Migration
3 8 (8.99%) DevOps
3 8 (8.99%) Load Balancing
4 7 (7.87%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging
7 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.37%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.37%) Project Governance
8 3 (3.37%) Scrum
9 2 (2.25%) Kanban
9 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.25%) Project Management
9 2 (2.25%) Re-Platforming
10 1 (1.12%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.12%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (1.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.61%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.62%) C#
4 5 (5.62%) VBScript
5 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.24%) MCSA
4 8 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (26.97%) Hyper-V
4 14 (15.73%) XenApp
5 13 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (11.24%) XenDesktop
7 8 (8.99%) vSphere
8 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
9 5 (5.62%) Firmware
9 5 (5.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (4.49%) Terminal Services
11 3 (3.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 26 (29.21%) SCCM
2 14 (15.73%) SCOM
3 3 (3.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.25%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.12%) Ansible
5 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (70.79%) Microsoft
2 43 (48.31%) VMware
3 29 (32.58%) Citrix
4 20 (22.47%) HP
5 16 (17.98%) Cisco
6 4 (4.49%) EMC
7 3 (3.37%) Symantec
8 2 (2.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.25%) Sun
9 1 (1.12%) Apple
9 1 (1.12%) Avaya
9 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.12%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.12%) Veeam
9 1 (1.12%) Veritas
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