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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 92 106 121
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 37 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 0.75% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.55% 2.88% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +15.19%
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
565 660 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.40% 26.10% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 328 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 11
Average hourly rate £28.10 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £28.70 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 16 £315 -6.66% 4
Glasgow -8 6 £324 -14.80% 5
Aberdeen - 4 £200 -
West Lothian -4 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £180 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £343 -
Dundee - 1 £250 - 1
Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (87.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
4 33 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (48.48%) VMware
6 28 (42.42%) SCCM
7 24 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 23 (34.85%) DNS
9 22 (33.33%) HP
10 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
11 17 (25.76%) Migration
11 17 (25.76%) Lync
12 16 (24.24%) Citrix
13 15 (22.73%) DHCP
13 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (19.70%) SQL
15 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 12 (18.18%) MS Office
15 12 (18.18%) Application Packaging
16 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
16 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 11 (16.67%) Cisco
17 10 (15.15%) WAN
17 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
18 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (13.64%) SAN
18 9 (13.64%) IIS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.76%) Lync
3 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (13.64%) IIS
6 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Office
2 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) DNS
2 15 (22.73%) DHCP
3 10 (15.15%) WAN
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) Firewall
5 5 (7.58%) LDAP
5 5 (7.58%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (4.55%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.55%) SSL
7 3 (4.55%) Internet
7 3 (4.55%) VoIP
7 3 (4.55%) WLAN
8 2 (3.03%) VLAN
8 2 (3.03%) VPN
8 2 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Consultant
3 7 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Administrator
4 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Data Centre Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 5 (7.58%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) CSS
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Replication
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (87.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.06%) Android
7 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.09%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.06%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Change Control
6 3 (4.55%) ITIL
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.03%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE
7 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) Transition Management
8 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) C++
4 4 (6.06%) Perl
4 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.06%) MCP
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) HND
5 2 (3.03%) PMP
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) DICOM
System Software
1 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.06%) vSphere
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.52%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 28 (42.42%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
3 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.03%) SCSM
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) WSUS
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (48.48%) VMware
3 22 (33.33%) HP
4 16 (24.24%) Citrix
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco
6 8 (12.12%) CommVault
7 5 (7.58%) F5
7 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.58%) Oracle
7 5 (7.58%) EMC
8 4 (6.06%) NetApp
8 4 (6.06%) Symantec
8 4 (6.06%) Dell
9 3 (4.55%) McAfee
9 3 (4.55%) Sophos
10 2 (3.03%) Lotus
11 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.52%) Veeam
11 1 (1.52%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.52%) Lumension
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