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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 41 92 112
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 136 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.55% 1.34% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.92% 6.37% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 23 3
Average daily rate £375 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £182 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £342 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
804 628 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.88% 21.00% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 328 312
Average daily rate £375 £320 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.10 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% +60.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £11.95 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Renfrewshire +9 56 £375 +9.48%
Edinburgh +12 40 £375 +20.96% 12
Glasgow +18 24 £420 +38.84% 7
West Lothian +7 3 £388 -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £375 +87.50%
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (84.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (78.53%) Windows Server
4 125 (65.45%) Active Directory
5 120 (62.83%) Microsoft
5 120 (62.83%) PowerShell
6 73 (38.22%) MS Exchange
7 72 (37.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (36.65%) DNS
8 70 (36.65%) Security Cleared
9 65 (34.03%) VMware
10 63 (32.98%) MS Excel
11 62 (32.46%) Migration
12 61 (31.94%) SQL Server
13 58 (30.37%) ITIL
14 57 (29.84%) Exchange Server 2010
15 55 (28.80%) DHCP
15 55 (28.80%) HP
15 55 (28.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 50 (26.18%) Citrix
17 47 (24.61%) SC Cleared
18 46 (24.08%) SQL
18 46 (24.08%) Skype for Business
18 46 (24.08%) Office 365
19 45 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (22.51%) Exchange Server 2007
21 41 (21.47%) SAN
22 40 (20.94%) SCCM
23 39 (20.42%) Exchange Server 2013
23 39 (20.42%) OpenStack

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 73 (38.22%) MS Exchange
2 57 (29.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (24.08%) Skype for Business
4 43 (22.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (20.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (20.42%) OpenStack
6 37 (19.37%) SharePoint
7 26 (13.61%) Office Communications Server
8 25 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (11.52%) IIS
10 8 (4.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (4.19%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (3.66%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (2.09%) NServiceBus
13 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (32.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 46 (24.08%) Office 365
2 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.09%) PaaS
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.65%) DNS
2 55 (28.80%) DHCP
3 41 (21.47%) SAN
4 29 (15.18%) Skype
5 14 (7.33%) WAN
6 9 (4.71%) Internet
7 8 (4.19%) LDAP
8 7 (3.66%) Firewall
9 6 (3.14%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.62%) LAN
11 3 (1.57%) NAS
11 3 (1.57%) SSL
11 3 (1.57%) VPN
12 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.05%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.05%) SMTP
12 2 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) Informix
2 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.05%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.05%) MSI
3 2 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) git-flow
4 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (10.99%) Finance
2 8 (4.19%) Banking
3 6 (3.14%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (8.90%) Messaging Engineer
2 16 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (7.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (7.33%) Consultant
4 14 (7.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.28%) Administrator
7 10 (5.24%) Active Directory Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Architect
8 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.71%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.19%) IT Support
9 8 (4.19%) Windows Server Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Wintel Specialist
10 7 (3.66%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (3.66%) Server Specialist
11 6 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.14%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.95%) CSS
2 15 (7.85%) .NET
3 12 (6.28%) jQuery
4 11 (5.76%) HTML
5 8 (4.19%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.19%) XML
5 8 (4.19%) XSLT
6 6 (3.14%) Web Services
7 4 (2.09%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.09%) HTML5
7 4 (2.09%) MSMQ
7 4 (2.09%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (1.05%) LAMP
8 2 (1.05%) REST
9 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.04%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.33%) Clustering
3 12 (6.28%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.24%) PKI
5 8 (4.19%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.09%) User Experience
8 3 (1.57%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.05%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Replication
10 1 (0.52%) BYOD
10 1 (0.52%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (84.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (78.53%) Windows Server
4 72 (37.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (19.90%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.38%) Linux
7 14 (7.33%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.09%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.05%) Android
10 2 (1.05%) Solaris
11 1 (0.52%) CentOS
11 1 (0.52%) Unix
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.46%) Migration
2 58 (30.37%) ITIL
3 30 (15.71%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.28%) Risk Management
5 10 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.24%) Configuration Management
5 10 (5.24%) Conflict Management
6 9 (4.71%) DevOps
6 9 (4.71%) High Availability
7 8 (4.19%) Records Management
7 8 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.66%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (3.66%) Workflow
9 6 (3.14%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.14%) Security Patching
9 6 (3.14%) Server Building
10 5 (2.62%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.62%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (62.83%) PowerShell
2 46 (24.08%) SQL
3 23 (12.04%) VBScript
4 19 (9.95%) C#
4 19 (9.95%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (36.65%) Security Cleared
2 55 (28.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (24.61%) SC Cleared
4 29 (15.18%) MCSE
5 23 (12.04%) Degree
6 17 (8.90%) MCSA
6 17 (8.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.57%) MCP
10 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.05%) CISSP
11 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.52%) HNC
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 125 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 45 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 33 (17.28%) XenApp
4 22 (11.52%) vSphere
5 18 (9.42%) Terminal Services
6 13 (6.81%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (5.76%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.14%) Firmware
8 6 (3.14%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.57%) Brightmail
10 3 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.57%) vCloud
11 2 (1.05%) Docker
11 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.05%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (20.94%) SCCM
2 15 (7.85%) SCOM
3 7 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.57%) Ansible
4 3 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.57%) Puppet
4 3 (1.57%) vMotion
5 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.05%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 120 (62.83%) Microsoft
2 65 (34.03%) VMware
3 55 (28.80%) HP
4 50 (26.18%) Citrix
5 19 (9.95%) IronPort
6 16 (8.38%) Cisco
7 9 (4.71%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.19%) Symantec
9 7 (3.66%) Oracle
10 6 (3.14%) Nintex
11 5 (2.62%) Dell
12 3 (1.57%) EMC
12 3 (1.57%) Veritas
13 2 (1.05%) arcserve
13 2 (1.05%) CA
13 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.05%) CommVault
13 2 (1.05%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.05%) Sophos
13 2 (1.05%) Sun
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