Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 68 45
Rank change year-on-year -28 -23 +84
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 106 99 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.03% 2.73% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.82% 11.54% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 139
Scotland median daily rate £401 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.67% +26.05%
10th Percentile £227 £149 £263
90th Percentile £500 £440 £499
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £343
% change year-on-year +1.45% +0.73% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -55.00% +175.86%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% -4.76%

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 1,079 858 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.62% 23.70% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 437 717
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £163 £141 £184
90th Percentile £499 £475 £480
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 34
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -54.67% +33.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £14.16
90th Percentile £23.53 £52.17 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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
Renfrewshire -19 46 £413 +3.13%
Edinburgh -14 37 £401 +0.75% 5
Glasgow -19 13 £375 -6.25% 4
North Lanarkshire -3 4 £134 -
Aberdeen +2 1 £165 +9.63% 1
West Lothian - 1 £100 - 2
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (82.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (75.47%) Microsoft
4 78 (73.58%) Windows Server
5 77 (72.64%) PowerShell
6 61 (57.55%) Active Directory
7 48 (45.28%) Migration
8 47 (44.34%) Office 365
9 43 (40.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (39.62%) VMware
11 41 (38.68%) Security Cleared
12 39 (36.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 37 (34.91%) MCSE
13 37 (34.91%) SQL Server
14 36 (33.96%) SC Cleared
15 35 (33.02%) SharePoint
15 35 (33.02%) Degree
16 33 (31.13%) Computer Science
16 33 (31.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 32 (30.19%) IIS
18 30 (28.30%) High Availability
19 27 (25.47%) SharePoint 2013
19 27 (25.47%) SharePoint 2010
19 27 (25.47%) JavaScript
19 27 (25.47%) CSS
19 27 (25.47%) XML
19 27 (25.47%) XSLT
19 27 (25.47%) jQuery
19 27 (25.47%) SharePoint Server
19 27 (25.47%) InfoPath

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 35 (33.02%) SharePoint
2 32 (30.19%) IIS
3 27 (25.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 27 (25.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (25.47%) SharePoint Server
4 20 (18.87%) MS Exchange
5 18 (16.98%) Skype for Business
6 15 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (12.26%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (7.55%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.94%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 27 (25.47%) InfoPath
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 47 (44.34%) Office 365
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.81%) DHCP
1 21 (19.81%) DNS
2 17 (16.04%) Skype
3 11 (10.38%) Internet
4 9 (8.49%) SAN
5 8 (7.55%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (7.55%) VSAN
6 6 (5.66%) Unified Communications
7 5 (4.72%) LAN
7 5 (4.72%) WAN
8 3 (2.83%) Firewall
9 2 (1.89%) VLAN
10 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 23 (21.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 23 (21.70%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.83%) MSI
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.89%) Legal
2 2 (1.89%) Publishing
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) SharePoint Engineer
2 14 (13.21%) Design Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Analyst
5 6 (5.66%) Consultant
5 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) IT Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) IT Support
7 4 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (2.83%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (2.83%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) CSS
1 27 (25.47%) jQuery
1 27 (25.47%) XML
1 27 (25.47%) XSLT
2 25 (23.58%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (31.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.49%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.66%) EMC VNX
4 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.77%) PKI
6 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.94%) Tandem
8 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (82.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (73.58%) Windows Server
4 43 (40.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.26%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.38%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.72%) Linux
8 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) Migration
2 30 (28.30%) High Availability
3 23 (21.70%) Records Management
3 23 (21.70%) Workflow
4 18 (16.98%) ITIL
5 7 (6.60%) Asset Management
5 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.72%) TDD
7 5 (4.72%) Validation
8 4 (3.77%) Coaching
8 4 (3.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.77%) Service Management
9 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
9 3 (2.83%) ITSM
9 3 (2.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (72.64%) PowerShell
2 27 (25.47%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.70%) C#
4 13 (12.26%) SQL
5 4 (3.77%) Ruby
6 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) LINC
Qualifications
1 41 (38.68%) Security Cleared
2 39 (36.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (34.91%) MCSE
4 36 (33.96%) SC Cleared
5 35 (33.02%) Degree
6 33 (31.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.83%) MCSA
9 1 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.98%) XenApp
4 17 (16.04%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (8.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.49%) vSphere
7 8 (7.55%) VMware NSX
7 8 (7.55%) XenServer
8 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.83%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.83%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) SCCM
2 8 (7.55%) PowerCLI
2 8 (7.55%) SafeCom
2 8 (7.55%) vRealize
3 6 (5.66%) Ansible
3 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.66%) Puppet
4 5 (4.72%) SCOM
5 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.83%) WSUS
6 2 (1.89%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.94%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (39.62%) VMware
3 23 (21.70%) Nintex
4 20 (18.87%) Citrix
5 13 (12.26%) Cisco
6 8 (7.55%) ThinPrint
7 6 (5.66%) Google
7 6 (5.66%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.72%) EMC
9 4 (3.77%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.83%) arcserve
10 3 (2.83%) Veritas
11 2 (1.89%) HP
12 1 (0.94%) CommVault
12 1 (0.94%) Gemalto
12 1 (0.94%) IBM
12 1 (0.94%) McAfee
12 1 (0.94%) Oracle
12 1 (0.94%) Symantec
12 1 (0.94%) Veeam