Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 84 46
Rank change year-on-year -41 -38 +97
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 77 108 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.44% 2.22% 4.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.20% 10.49% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 151
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.03% +7.00%
10th Percentile £223 £150 £206
90th Percentile £440 £550 £499
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -55.13% -
10th Percentile £16.08 £16.35 £26.90
90th Percentile £121.13 £21.75 £39.90
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.81% -6.38% +4.52%

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 1,069 1,030 1,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.94% 21.22% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 504 671
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £128 £152 £175
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -56.94% +93.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £13.39
90th Percentile £43.38 £26.88 £42.00
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 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -14 34 £408 +6.54% 1
Glasgow -15 16 £400 -20.00% 2
Edinburgh -30 15 £400 +14.29% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £475 - 1
North Lanarkshire +3 2 - -
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £275 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (75.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 58 (75.32%) Windows Server
3 55 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 43 (55.84%) PowerShell
5 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 39 (50.65%) Office 365
7 32 (41.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (40.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (37.66%) MCSE
10 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
11 24 (31.17%) VMware
12 23 (29.87%) Migration
12 23 (29.87%) ITIL
13 22 (28.57%) MS Exchange
13 22 (28.57%) Degree
13 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
14 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (27.27%) Skype
14 21 (27.27%) DHCP
14 21 (27.27%) DNS
14 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 20 (25.97%) SharePoint
15 20 (25.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (25.97%) Computer Science
16 19 (24.68%) Skype for Business
17 17 (22.08%) IIS
17 17 (22.08%) Citrix
18 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (20.78%) SCCM

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 22 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (25.97%) SharePoint
4 19 (24.68%) Skype for Business
5 17 (22.08%) IIS
6 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (19.48%) Office Communications Server
8 13 (16.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (16.88%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.30%) Apache
11 1 (1.30%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) InfoPath
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (50.65%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Datadog
4 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) DHCP
1 21 (27.27%) DNS
1 21 (27.27%) Skype
2 8 (10.39%) LAN
2 8 (10.39%) SAN
2 8 (10.39%) Unified Communications
3 7 (9.09%) WAN
4 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.90%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 2 (2.60%) VSAN
6 2 (2.60%) Wireless
6 2 (2.60%) WLAN
7 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) MSI
3 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Games
2 2 (2.60%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Applications Packager
4 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Lync Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) CSS
2 13 (16.88%) jQuery
2 13 (16.88%) XML
2 13 (16.88%) XSLT
3 5 (6.49%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.30%) Handset
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (75.32%) Windows Server
2 58 (75.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (41.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
5 9 (11.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.19%) Android
7 2 (2.60%) Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.30%) Unix
8 1 (1.30%) VMS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL
1 23 (29.87%) Migration
2 13 (16.88%) High Availability
3 12 (15.58%) Records Management
3 12 (15.58%) Workflow
4 8 (10.39%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.79%) Software Deployment
5 6 (7.79%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (6.49%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.90%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.90%) Server Management
8 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.60%) Identity Management
9 2 (2.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.58%) C#
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) LINC
Qualifications
1 31 (40.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (37.66%) MCSE
3 26 (33.77%) Security Cleared
4 22 (28.57%) Degree
4 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 20 (25.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.58%) XenApp
4 11 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 6 (7.79%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.19%) vSphere
8 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.60%) VMware NSX
9 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.30%) Docker
10 1 (1.30%) Firmware
10 1 (1.30%) iptables
10 1 (1.30%) NFS
10 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) Control-M
2 2 (2.60%) DameWare
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.60%) WSUS
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.30%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.30%) Puppet
3 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) VMware
3 17 (22.08%) Citrix
4 12 (15.58%) Nintex
5 10 (12.99%) HP
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) Acronis
7 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.60%) Lotus
7 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.30%) arcserve
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) iManage
8 1 (1.30%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.30%) New Relic
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Splunk