The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 56 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 16 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.31% 3.33% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.51% 15.96% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 5
Median daily rate £375 £360 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £210 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £525 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -20.23% +1.94%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 213 282 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.43% 20.89% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 357 224
Median daily rate £375 £387 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £243 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £507 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -69.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £13.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (41.67%) ITIL
5 10 (41.67%) Finance
6 9 (37.50%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (25.00%) XenApp
7 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (20.83%) Internet
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) IIS
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
10 3 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) IT Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Support
6 2 (8.33%) Server Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Storage Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
7 1 (4.17%) IT Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (25.00%) XenApp
2 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) arcserve
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Mitel
6 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
6 1 (4.17%) CommVault
6 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Reuters
6 1 (4.17%) Splunk
6 1 (4.17%) WebSpy