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 3 months to 22 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 43 107
Rank change year-on-year -29 +64  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 45 139 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.08% 4.73% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.96% 17.48% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 92 11
Median daily rate £375 £355 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +20.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £276 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £483 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £340
% change year-on-year -3.34% -1.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -22.35% +3.15%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 502 795 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.05% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 406 280
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £230 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +15 18 £400 +11.11%
Edinburgh -15 13 £425 +13.33% 7
Aberdeen +1 7 £151 -56.37%
Glasgow -9 3 £300 -7.69% 2
Scottish Borders +1 1 £123 -67.33%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £120 - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (75.79%) Windows Server
3 57 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 57 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 54 (56.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (53.68%) Active Directory
6 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
6 37 (38.95%) Windows 7
7 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
8 35 (36.84%) IIS
9 32 (33.68%) .NET
10 31 (32.63%) C#
10 31 (32.63%) XAML
10 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
10 31 (32.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (32.63%) Windows 10
11 29 (30.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (26.32%) SQL
12 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (22.11%) Puppet
13 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (22.11%) Open Source
13 21 (22.11%) ITIL
14 19 (20.00%) Linux
15 18 (18.95%) Citrix
16 17 (17.89%) Windows XP
16 17 (17.89%) VMware
17 16 (16.84%) SCCM
18 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange

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 (36.84%) IIS
2 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) HTTP
1 12 (12.63%) HTTPS
1 12 (12.63%) SSL
2 9 (9.47%) DNS
3 8 (8.42%) DHCP
3 8 (8.42%) SAN
4 6 (6.32%) Internet
4 6 (6.32%) VoIP
5 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.11%) Firewall
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
7 1 (1.05%) LDAP
7 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.05%) VSAN
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
1 31 (32.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.63%) MSI
3 3 (3.16%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) PowerShell Engineer
2 20 (21.05%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.37%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Customer Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (33.68%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Clustering
2 4 (4.21%) EMC VNX
2 4 (4.21%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) CMDB
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (75.79%) Windows Server
3 54 (56.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (38.95%) Windows 7
5 31 (32.63%) Windows 10
6 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (20.00%) Linux
8 17 (17.89%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.21%) AIX
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.16%) Unix
11 2 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.05%) CentOS
12 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Continuous Delivery
2 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (22.11%) ITIL
2 21 (22.11%) Open Source
3 12 (12.63%) Configuration Management
3 12 (12.63%) Patch Management
3 12 (12.63%) Prototyping
3 12 (12.63%) Software Distribution
3 12 (12.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.26%) Change Control
5 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 4 (4.21%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.21%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.16%) ITSM
7 3 (3.16%) Service Management
8 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 31 (32.63%) C#
2 31 (32.63%) XAML
3 25 (26.32%) SQL
4 13 (13.68%) VB
5 12 (12.63%) REXX
5 12 (12.63%) Tcl
6 5 (5.26%) VBScript
7 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.21%) C
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
2 36 (37.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.21%) MCSA
5 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.16%) MCITP
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 3 (3.16%) MCTS
6 2 (2.11%) EMC Certification
7 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CISSP
7 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (53.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (11.58%) XenApp
4 8 (8.42%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.11%) vSphere
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (22.11%) Puppet
2 16 (16.84%) SCCM
3 12 (12.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (5.26%) SCOM
4 5 (5.26%) WSUS
5 3 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.16%) Netcool
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.05%) Simpana
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Citrix
3 17 (17.89%) VMware
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco
5 6 (6.32%) Apple
5 6 (6.32%) EMC
6 5 (5.26%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) arcserve
7 3 (3.16%) McAfee
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) Veritas
8 2 (2.11%) F5
8 2 (2.11%) Mitel
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.05%) Avaya
9 1 (1.05%) CommVault
9 1 (1.05%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.05%) Dell
9 1 (1.05%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) Veeam
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