Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 43 105
Rank change year-on-year -43 +62 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 106 157 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.17% 4.28% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.40% 16.99% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 114 49
Scotland median daily rate £475 £319 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.02% -6.93% +10.48%
10th Percentile £160 £176 £209
90th Percentile £600 £438 £437
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.61% - -
UK median hourly rate £19.90 £19.94 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.19% +7.77% -22.92%

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 930 924 1,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.06% 25.20% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 509 584
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +4.48%
10th Percentile £176 £154 £170
90th Percentile £556 £451 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 45 18
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £10.74 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.00 £68.50
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Edinburgh -11 67 £525 +44.83% 2
Glasgow -14 16 £375 +25.00% 4
Aberdeen +4 6 £165 -41.59%
Highlands - 4 - -
Fife +5 3 £300 +3.45%
Renfrewshire -3 2 £306 -4.30%
North Lanarkshire -3 2 £134 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £344 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £323 - 2
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 78 (73.58%) Active Directory
3 76 (71.70%) Windows Server
4 74 (69.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (63.21%) Microsoft
6 66 (62.26%) VMware
7 62 (58.49%) PowerShell
8 44 (41.51%) Finance
9 31 (29.25%) vSphere
10 30 (28.30%) SCCM
11 29 (27.36%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (25.47%) Linux
12 27 (25.47%) Puppet
12 27 (25.47%) Ansible
13 26 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (24.53%) ITIL
13 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
14 25 (23.58%) Validation
14 25 (23.58%) Windows 7
15 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (22.64%) Configuration Management
16 21 (19.81%) Ruby
16 21 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (19.81%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (17.92%) SQL
19 18 (16.98%) SAN
19 18 (16.98%) Migration
19 18 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
20 17 (16.04%) Git (software)

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 15 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.21%) IIS
3 12 (11.32%) Skype for Business
4 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.83%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.38%) Office 365
3 7 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) SAN
2 17 (16.04%) Internet
3 12 (11.32%) DHCP
3 12 (11.32%) DNS
4 10 (9.43%) Skype
5 8 (7.55%) Firewall
6 7 (6.60%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.77%) LAN
7 4 (3.77%) WAN
8 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.83%) ISDN
8 3 (2.83%) VoIP
8 3 (2.83%) VPN
9 2 (1.89%) Junos
9 2 (1.89%) VLAN
10 1 (0.94%) FTP
10 1 (0.94%) HTTP
10 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) EDMS
5 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (41.51%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
2 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Legal
3 3 (2.83%) Publishing
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Analyst
3 10 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.49%) IT Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) IT Support
5 7 (6.60%) IT Support Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) HTML
2 2 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Virtual Team
2 11 (10.38%) EMC VNX
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.77%) PKI
3 4 (3.77%) SCADA
4 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.83%) Tandem
4 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (71.70%) Windows Server
3 74 (69.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (25.47%) Linux
5 26 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (23.58%) Windows 7
7 14 (13.21%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.72%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.94%) Unix
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) ITIL
2 25 (23.58%) Validation
3 24 (22.64%) Configuration Management
3 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (19.81%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (16.98%) Migration
6 15 (14.15%) Asset Management
6 15 (14.15%) Mentoring
6 15 (14.15%) TDD
7 14 (13.21%) Coaching
8 13 (12.26%) ITIL V3
9 12 (11.32%) DevOps
10 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (10.38%) Open Source
11 8 (7.55%) Project Management
11 8 (7.55%) Task Automation
12 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (4.72%) Application Packaging
13 5 (4.72%) Patch Management
13 5 (4.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (58.49%) PowerShell
2 21 (19.81%) Ruby
3 19 (17.92%) SQL
4 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.77%) Perl
4 4 (3.77%) Python
5 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.60%) MCSA
4 5 (4.72%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) MCSE
5 4 (3.77%) PMP
5 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) HND
7 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.77%) GAMP
1 4 (3.77%) GMP
1 4 (3.77%) GxP
2 1 (0.94%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (73.58%) Active Directory
2 31 (29.25%) vSphere
3 21 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.49%) XenApp
6 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.55%) XenDesktop
7 7 (6.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.83%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.83%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (28.30%) SCCM
2 29 (27.36%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (25.47%) Ansible
3 27 (25.47%) Puppet
4 12 (11.32%) SCOM
5 4 (3.77%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.83%) Packer
6 3 (2.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.89%) AppDNA
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.89%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.94%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.94%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (63.21%) Microsoft
2 66 (62.26%) VMware
3 15 (14.15%) Cisco
4 13 (12.26%) Citrix
5 10 (9.43%) EMC
6 9 (8.49%) HP
7 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.60%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.60%) Symantec
9 6 (5.66%) Google
9 6 (5.66%) Oracle
10 4 (3.77%) CommVault
10 4 (3.77%) Lotus
10 4 (3.77%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.77%) Wonderware
11 3 (2.83%) Dell
11 3 (2.83%) IBM
11 3 (2.83%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.89%) arcserve
12 2 (1.89%) NetApp