The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 104 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 23 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.28% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.52% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-24.23% -
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
653 491 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.67% 19.97% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 219 165
Average daily rate £325 £363 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 14 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.40 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2012
UK

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
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 30 July 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
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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 -7 11 £350 - 2
Glasgow -1 5 £375 - 7
Dundee - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 2
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (60.98%) VMware
4 21 (51.22%) SAN
5 19 (46.34%) Linux
6 16 (39.02%) Red Hat
6 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
8 14 (34.15%) UNIX
9 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
9 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
9 13 (31.71%) HP
9 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
10 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (24.39%) SUSE
12 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
12 8 (19.51%) Citrix
12 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
12 8 (19.51%) AIX
13 7 (17.07%) ITIL
13 7 (17.07%) SQL
14 6 (14.63%) Finance
15 5 (12.20%) Firewall
15 5 (12.20%) EMC
15 5 (12.20%) HTML
15 5 (12.20%) DHCP
15 5 (12.20%) DNS
16 4 (9.76%) SLA

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) SAN
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
2 5 (12.20%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) VPN
4 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) IPv4
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (17.07%) Administrator
2 4 (9.76%) Consultant
2 4 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.32%) Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) JSP
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (46.34%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (34.15%) UNIX
6 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (24.39%) SUSE
8 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
8 8 (19.51%) AIX
9 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
9 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.44%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
2 2 (4.88%) Project Management
2 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) High Availability
3 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Perl
2 4 (9.76%) Korn
2 4 (9.76%) C-shell
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) MCTS
2 1 (2.44%) MCP
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
1 4 (9.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
3 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.44%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (9.76%) SCOM
1 4 (9.76%) nmon
2 3 (7.32%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) VMware
2 16 (39.02%) Red Hat
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
4 13 (31.71%) HP
5 8 (19.51%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) EMC
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
7 4 (9.76%) IBM
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Capita
10 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.44%) Veeam
10 1 (2.44%) Juniper
10 1 (2.44%) Novell
10 1 (2.44%) Apple
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle