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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 60 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.11% 2.11% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 11.00% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 8
Median daily rate £305 £343 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +7.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.31% -0.46%  

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 170 291 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.93% 19.14% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 139 113
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (81.08%) Windows 7
3 27 (72.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
5 20 (54.05%) Citrix
6 19 (51.35%) VMware
6 19 (51.35%) XenApp
6 19 (51.35%) Windows 10
7 18 (48.65%) SCCM
7 18 (48.65%) DNS
8 17 (45.95%) DHCP
8 17 (45.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (45.95%) XenDesktop
9 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (40.54%) VMware ESX
11 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
12 12 (32.43%) Finance
13 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
13 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
14 9 (24.32%) ITIL
15 8 (21.62%) Migration
15 8 (21.62%) SCOM
15 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (21.62%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (21.62%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
17 6 (16.22%) MS Office
17 6 (16.22%) Internet
18 5 (13.51%) Blackberry

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) DNS
2 17 (45.95%) DHCP
3 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
4 6 (16.22%) Internet
5 4 (10.81%) VPN
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall
7 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
7 1 (2.70%) SAN
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) IT Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix Support
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix Support Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
2 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Windows 7
3 27 (72.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (51.35%) Windows 10
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Application Discovery
4 4 (10.81%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (51.35%) XenApp
3 17 (45.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (45.95%) XenDesktop
4 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (40.54%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.41%) BitLocker
8 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (48.65%) SCCM
2 8 (21.62%) SCOM
3 3 (8.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (8.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Citrix
3 19 (51.35%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) CA
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Mitel
6 2 (5.41%) Varonis
7 1 (2.70%) CommVault
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) HP