Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 19 December 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 70 44
Rank change year-on-year -58 -26 +91
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 69 129 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.33% 2.59% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.37% 12.99% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 78 121
Scotland median daily rate £338 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +29.03% -0.80%
10th Percentile £123 £259 £175
90th Percentile £443 £600 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £335 £340
% change year-on-year +11.94% -1.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.78% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £13.38 £16.40 £16.50
90th Percentile £120.94 £46.72 £40.95
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% +10.53%

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

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,083 993 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.94% 19.91% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 511 557
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +21.77% -3.38%
10th Percentile £125 £160 £155
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 51 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% -6.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £13.03
90th Percentile £44.27 £35.00 £44.30
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.40% +7.69% -1.52%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Scotland

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -14 25 £338 -32.50% 4
Edinburgh -39 17 £338 -32.50% 2
Renfrewshire -9 14 £408 +16.43% 3
South Lanarkshire -1 4 £303 -12.00%
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £205 -
Falkirk - 3 £275 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
3 48 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 47 (68.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (46.38%) VMware
6 30 (43.48%) Office 365
7 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
8 26 (37.68%) PowerShell
9 22 (31.88%) Citrix
10 21 (30.43%) DHCP
10 21 (30.43%) DNS
11 20 (28.99%) SCCM
12 19 (27.54%) XenApp
12 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
13 18 (26.09%) ITIL
14 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
16 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
16 13 (18.84%) Windows 10
16 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (18.84%) SQL
16 13 (18.84%) MCSE
17 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
17 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (15.94%) Terminal Services
18 10 (14.49%) HP
18 10 (14.49%) IIS
18 10 (14.49%) Skype
18 10 (14.49%) Disclosure Scotland
19 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.49%) IIS
3 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (7.25%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.45%) nginx
7 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) InfoPath
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (43.48%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) Yammer
4 1 (1.45%) Datadog
4 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) DHCP
1 21 (30.43%) DNS
2 10 (14.49%) Skype
3 9 (13.04%) LAN
3 9 (13.04%) WAN
4 8 (11.59%) SAN
5 5 (7.25%) NetScaler
5 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.80%) VPN
7 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.90%) Internet
8 2 (2.90%) VSAN
8 2 (2.90%) Wireless
8 2 (2.90%) WLAN
9 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) Hudson
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Support Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.59%) IT Support
6 7 (10.14%) Applications Packager
6 7 (10.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) IT Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Administrator
9 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) CSS
1 8 (11.59%) jQuery
1 8 (11.59%) XML
1 8 (11.59%) XSLT
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (4.35%) iPhone
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (69.57%) Windows Server
3 47 (68.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.84%) Windows 10
6 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.14%) Android
8 2 (2.90%) Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.45%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) High Availability
2 8 (11.59%) Migration
2 8 (11.59%) Server Management
3 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (10.14%) Records Management
3 7 (10.14%) Software Deployment
3 7 (10.14%) Workflow
4 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (7.25%) Storage Management
6 4 (5.80%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 2 (2.90%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.90%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.90%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) C#
4 7 (10.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) MCSE
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) CCA
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.90%) CCEA
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCITP
5 2 (2.90%) MCP
5 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 2 (2.90%) VCAP
5 2 (2.90%) VCP4
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (79.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) XenApp
3 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (15.94%) Terminal Services
5 8 (11.59%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (11.59%) vSphere
6 7 (10.14%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.45%) Docker
10 1 (1.45%) Firmware
10 1 (1.45%) iptables
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.45%) NFS
10 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.90%) Control-M
3 2 (2.90%) DameWare
4 1 (1.45%) Ansible
4 1 (1.45%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) VMware
2 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.88%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) HP
5 7 (10.14%) Nintex
6 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.90%) Acronis
7 2 (2.90%) Apple
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 1 (1.45%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) iManage
8 1 (1.45%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.45%) New Relic
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.45%) Splunk