Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 118 67
Rank change year-on-year -6 -51 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 58 94 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 1.68% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.40% 8.42% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 90
Scotland median daily rate £331 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +6.80% +5.63%
10th Percentile £133 £236 £150
90th Percentile £503 £488 £445
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -6.22% -55.00%
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +48.57% +9.38% -20.00%

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 1,074 1,117 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.26% 20.01% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 676 484
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £117 £135 £163
90th Percentile £573 £488 £493
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 31 25
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -0.69% -57.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.32
90th Percentile £42.80 £33.75 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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
Edinburgh +27 29 £413 +10.00% 2
Fife - 10 £213 -
Glasgow +4 8 £338 -11.76% 7
Renfrewshire -4 2 £500 +21.21%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £425 -
West Lothian +6 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £320 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (79.31%) Active Directory
3 34 (58.62%) VMware
3 34 (58.62%) Windows Server
4 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (43.10%) Office 365
7 21 (36.21%) SCCM
8 20 (34.48%) PowerShell
9 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (29.31%) Cisco
10 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
11 16 (27.59%) DNS
11 16 (27.59%) Windows 10
12 15 (25.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (25.86%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (24.14%) Firewall
14 13 (22.41%) Finance
14 13 (22.41%) SQL
15 12 (20.69%) LAN
15 12 (20.69%) WAN
15 12 (20.69%) DHCP
15 12 (20.69%) vSphere
16 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
17 10 (17.24%) Veeam
17 10 (17.24%) Meraki
17 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
17 10 (17.24%) McAfee

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 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.10%) Office 365
2 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (25.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.72%) IaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) DNS
2 14 (24.14%) Firewall
3 12 (20.69%) DHCP
3 12 (20.69%) LAN
3 12 (20.69%) WAN
4 9 (15.52%) VoIP
5 5 (8.62%) SAN
5 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 3 (5.17%) Skype
6 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.17%) VSAN
7 2 (3.45%) DMZ
8 1 (1.72%) Broadband
8 1 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (1.72%) SMTP
8 1 (1.72%) SNMP
8 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Administrator
2 10 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.07%) Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) IT Support
5 6 (10.34%) Office 365 Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Server Support
8 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
1 2 (3.45%) jQuery
1 2 (3.45%) XML
1 2 (3.45%) XSLT
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) CMDB
2 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
2 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) PKI
2 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) EMC Centera
3 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.72%) Handset
3 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Windows Server
3 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (27.59%) Windows 10
5 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
2 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.07%) Validation
4 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.62%) High Availability
4 5 (8.62%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.90%) Proactive Maintenance
5 4 (6.90%) Server Management
6 3 (5.17%) Coaching
6 3 (5.17%) Investment Management
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.41%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) MCSE
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) MCP
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) APMP
5 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) CCSP
5 1 (1.72%) CCVP
5 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) vSphere
4 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.62%) VMware NSX
6 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.90%) Terminal Services
6 4 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.45%) Firmware
7 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.45%) XenApp
7 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) SCCM
2 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.45%) vRealize
3 2 (3.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) VMware
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Cisco
4 10 (17.24%) McAfee
4 10 (17.24%) Meraki
4 10 (17.24%) Veeam
5 7 (12.07%) Citrix
5 7 (12.07%) EMC
6 4 (6.90%) Apple
6 4 (6.90%) Google
6 4 (6.90%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) Dell
8 2 (3.45%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.45%) Mitel
8 2 (3.45%) NetApp
8 2 (3.45%) Nintex
8 2 (3.45%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) Sonus
9 1 (1.72%) Trend Micro