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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK / Scotland
Rank 57 51 101
Rank change year-on-year -6 +50  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 50 82 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.88% 3.17% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.47% 14.11% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 19
Median daily rate £390 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +87.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 401 581 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.09% 22.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 322 308
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 31 £350 -15.04%
Edinburgh -4 10 £305 -10.94% 1
Glasgow -12 5 £400 +6.66% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (72.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (71.19%) Microsoft
4 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
5 63 (53.39%) PowerShell
6 57 (48.31%) Active Directory
7 51 (43.22%) Windows 7
8 44 (37.29%) VMware
9 38 (32.20%) Citrix
9 38 (32.20%) SQL
9 38 (32.20%) MS Excel
10 37 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (29.66%) Windows 10
11 35 (29.66%) ITIL
12 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
13 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
13 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (25.42%) DNS
15 29 (24.58%) DHCP
15 29 (24.58%) IIS
16 26 (22.03%) SCCM
17 22 (18.64%) XAML
17 22 (18.64%) C#
17 22 (18.64%) .NET
17 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
17 22 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (18.64%) XenApp
18 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
19 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
19 20 (16.95%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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 29 (24.58%) IIS
2 15 (12.71%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (32.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Office 365
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) DNS
2 29 (24.58%) DHCP
3 16 (13.56%) SAN
4 12 (10.17%) VSAN
5 10 (8.47%) HTTP
5 10 (8.47%) HTTPS
5 10 (8.47%) SSL
6 8 (6.78%) Firewall
6 8 (6.78%) Internet
7 7 (5.93%) NetScaler
8 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.08%) VPN
9 4 (3.39%) VoIP
10 2 (1.69%) LAN
11 1 (0.85%) 3G
11 1 (0.85%) 4G
11 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.85%) WAN
11 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
1 22 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.47%) MSI
3 6 (5.08%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.69%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Analyst
2 17 (14.41%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) PowerShell Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 9 (7.63%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.24%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Active Directory Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Clustering
2 6 (5.08%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.39%) CMDB
4 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (72.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
4 51 (43.22%) Windows 7
5 35 (29.66%) Windows 10
6 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (13.56%) Windows XP
8 14 (11.86%) Linux
9 7 (5.93%) AIX
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.69%) Unix
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.66%) ITIL
2 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
3 17 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (14.41%) Open Source
4 13 (11.02%) Change Control
5 12 (10.17%) Migration
6 11 (9.32%) Prototyping
6 11 (9.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.47%) Patch Management
7 10 (8.47%) Software Distribution
7 10 (8.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 9 (7.63%) Change Management
9 8 (6.78%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.93%) ITSM
10 7 (5.93%) Service Management
10 7 (5.93%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (53.39%) PowerShell
2 38 (32.20%) SQL
3 22 (18.64%) C#
3 22 (18.64%) XAML
4 11 (9.32%) VB
5 10 (8.47%) REXX
5 10 (8.47%) Tcl
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (10.17%) MCSE
4 12 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (5.93%) MCSA
6 6 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (5.08%) MCITP
6 6 (5.08%) MCTS
7 2 (1.69%) CISSP
7 2 (1.69%) EMC Certification
7 2 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 37 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.64%) XenApp
4 19 (16.10%) vSphere
5 18 (15.25%) XenDesktop
6 17 (14.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (13.56%) VMware ESX
8 9 (7.63%) Hyper-V
9 7 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (5.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (2.54%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.69%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (22.03%) SCCM
2 17 (14.41%) Puppet
3 14 (11.86%) SCOM
4 12 (10.17%) PowerCLI
4 12 (10.17%) vRealize
5 10 (8.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (7.63%) WSUS
7 7 (5.93%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (5.08%) NetBackup
8 6 (5.08%) Netcool
9 3 (2.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (2.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.85%) Simpana
Vendors
1 84 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 44 (37.29%) VMware
3 38 (32.20%) Citrix
4 12 (10.17%) Veritas
5 7 (5.93%) Cisco
5 7 (5.93%) HP
5 7 (5.93%) Intel Security
6 4 (3.39%) BMC
6 4 (3.39%) Symantec
7 3 (2.54%) CA
7 3 (2.54%) EMC
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle
7 3 (2.54%) Remedy
8 2 (1.69%) Apple
8 2 (1.69%) CommVault
8 2 (1.69%) Dell
8 2 (1.69%) Mitel
8 2 (1.69%) Varonis
9 1 (0.85%) F5
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat