Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 42 146
Rank change year-on-year -35 +104 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 124 172 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.49% 4.00% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.38% 16.86% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 128 28
Scotland median daily rate £390 £310 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +10.22% -15.09%
10th Percentile £243 £174 £114
90th Percentile £600 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £325 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -22.45%

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 1002 1020 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.14% 23.74% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 569 591
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 42
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £18.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% -3.31% +14.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.90%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +3 55 £500 +66.67% 2
Renfrewshire +6 22 £375 +17.19%
Glasgow -10 22 £445 +67.92% 3
Aberdeen -8 10 £160 -45.76%
Highlands - 4 - -
Fife 0 3 £300 +9.09%
North Lanarkshire 0 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £338 -
Dundee - 1 £323 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.81%) Windows Server
3 85 (68.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (64.52%) Active Directory
5 76 (61.29%) Microsoft
6 70 (56.45%) PowerShell
7 49 (39.52%) VMware
8 43 (34.68%) SQL
9 39 (31.45%) ITIL
10 38 (30.65%) IIS
11 37 (29.84%) SCCM
12 36 (29.03%) Finance
13 35 (28.23%) SQL Server
14 33 (26.61%) Windows 7
15 31 (25.00%) Linux
16 30 (24.19%) Configuration Management
17 29 (23.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 28 (22.58%) Security Cleared
18 28 (22.58%) vSphere
19 27 (21.77%) HP
20 25 (20.16%) SAN
21 24 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
22 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
22 22 (17.74%) SC Cleared
23 21 (16.94%) Puppet
23 21 (16.94%) Office 365
23 21 (16.94%) Ansible
24 20 (16.13%) Windows 10
25 19 (15.32%) Validation
25 19 (15.32%) Firewall

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 38 (30.65%) IIS
2 19 (15.32%) SharePoint
3 16 (12.90%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (6.45%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.84%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.42%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.81%) CMS
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Office 365
2 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.16%) SAN
2 19 (15.32%) Firewall
3 15 (12.10%) DHCP
3 15 (12.10%) DNS
4 13 (10.48%) HTTP
4 13 (10.48%) Internet
5 12 (9.68%) HTTPS
5 12 (9.68%) SSL
6 8 (6.45%) Skype
7 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.03%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.23%) VoIP
10 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.42%) ISDN
10 3 (2.42%) Network Security
10 3 (2.42%) WAN
11 2 (1.61%) LAN
11 2 (1.61%) VPN
12 1 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) EDMS
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (29.03%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Publishing
3 5 (4.03%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (18.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.90%) Analyst
3 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (6.45%) Consultant
4 7 (5.65%) IT Analyst
4 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
5 6 (4.84%) IT Security Specialist
5 6 (4.84%) Security Specialist
6 5 (4.03%) Administrator
6 5 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.03%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (4.03%) SharePoint Specialist
7 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.23%) IT Support
7 4 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) HTML
2 9 (7.26%) .NET
3 8 (6.45%) CSS
3 8 (6.45%) jQuery
3 8 (6.45%) XML
3 8 (6.45%) XSLT
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Virtual Team
2 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.45%) EMC VNX
3 4 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.23%) Clustering
3 4 (3.23%) SCADA
4 3 (2.42%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.61%) PKI
5 2 (1.61%) Tandem
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.81%) Windows Server
3 85 (68.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (26.61%) Windows 7
5 31 (25.00%) Linux
6 29 (23.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (16.13%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.65%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.61%) Unix
12 1 (0.81%) CentOS
12 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) ITIL
2 30 (24.19%) Configuration Management
3 19 (15.32%) Validation
4 18 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (13.71%) Migration
6 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (12.10%) Task Automation
8 14 (11.29%) Project Management
9 12 (9.68%) ITIL V3
9 12 (9.68%) Prototyping
9 12 (9.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 11 (8.87%) High Availability
11 10 (8.06%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (8.06%) DevOps
11 10 (8.06%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.06%) Security Operations
11 10 (8.06%) Web Development
12 9 (7.26%) Business Continuity Planning
12 9 (7.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 70 (56.45%) PowerShell
2 43 (34.68%) SQL
3 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.71%) Ruby
5 10 (8.06%) Perl
5 10 (8.06%) Python
6 8 (6.45%) C#
7 6 (4.84%) VBScript
8 2 (1.61%) REXX
8 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.61%) Tcl
8 2 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.68%) Degree
4 12 (9.68%) MCSE
5 8 (6.45%) MCSA
6 7 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.23%) PMP
8 2 (1.61%) HND
8 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.61%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.81%) CCNA
9 1 (0.81%) CCNP
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (3.23%) GAMP
2 4 (3.23%) GMP
2 4 (3.23%) GxP
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.58%) vSphere
3 15 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (8.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.84%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.03%) XenApp
8 3 (2.42%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (29.84%) SCCM
2 24 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (16.94%) Ansible
3 21 (16.94%) Puppet
4 14 (11.29%) WSUS
5 10 (8.06%) IBM BigFix
5 10 (8.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (5.65%) SCOM
7 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.42%) Packer
8 3 (2.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.42%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.81%) Simpana
Vendors
1 76 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 49 (39.52%) VMware
3 27 (21.77%) HP
4 13 (10.48%) Symantec
5 12 (9.68%) Oracle
6 10 (8.06%) Cisco
6 10 (8.06%) Dell
7 9 (7.26%) EMC
7 9 (7.26%) IBM
7 9 (7.26%) Nintex
7 9 (7.26%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.45%) Citrix
9 5 (4.03%) CommVault
9 5 (4.03%) Sophos
10 4 (3.23%) Lotus
10 4 (3.23%) Wonderware
11 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.61%) F5
12 2 (1.61%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds