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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 92 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 37 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 0.81% 0.090%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.58% 3.23% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 0
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£315 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+55.73% -4.68%
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 Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
562 620 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.08% 25.05% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 278 246
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 30
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 December 2014. 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
Glasgow - 16 £425 - 3
Edinburgh -2 15 £245 +16.66% 2
Aberdeen - - - - 2
West Lothian - - - - 1
Moray - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 51 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (53.33%) VMware
4 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 15 (25.00%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) Migration
9 14 (23.33%) Finance
9 14 (23.33%) Citrix
10 13 (21.67%) SAN
10 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (20.00%) DHCP
11 12 (20.00%) DNS
11 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (18.33%) IIS
12 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
12 11 (18.33%) SCCM
13 9 (15.00%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) EMC
13 9 (15.00%) NetApp
14 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.67%) XenApp
15 7 (11.67%) Firewall
15 7 (11.67%) UNIX
15 7 (11.67%) Lync
16 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (18.33%) IIS
4 7 (11.67%) Lync
5 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
9 2 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (3.33%) JBoss
9 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
9 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) 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 13 (21.67%) SAN
2 12 (20.00%) DHCP
2 12 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (11.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.00%) VLAN
5 3 (5.00%) Network Security
5 3 (5.00%) VPN
6 2 (3.33%) Intranet
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.67%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Administrator
1 9 (15.00%) Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) IT Support
7 2 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) Wintel Support
7 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.00%) Linux
6 7 (11.67%) UNIX
7 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) Ubuntu
8 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.67%) ITIL
3 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.33%) Project Management
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (1.67%) High Availability
6 1 (1.67%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.67%) Information Management
6 1 (1.67%) Logistics
6 1 (1.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.67%) Change Management
6 1 (1.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.67%) CRM
6 1 (1.67%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) MCSE
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) MCTS
3 1 (1.67%) MCP
3 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) DICOM
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) XenApp
4 4 (6.67%) vSphere
4 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
7 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%) SCSM
4 3 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) VMware
2 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) Citrix
4 9 (15.00%) EMC
4 9 (15.00%) NetApp
5 5 (8.33%) IBM
5 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.33%) HP
5 5 (8.33%) Dell
6 4 (6.67%) Symantec
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) Lotus
7 3 (5.00%) CommVault
8 2 (3.33%) Intel
8 2 (3.33%) Capita
9 1 (1.67%) Sage
9 1 (1.67%) Veritas
9 1 (1.67%) Avaya
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