The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 156 208 194
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 47 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.31% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.47% 1.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 6
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £248 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -17.50%
Windows Server 2012
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1355 1566 1412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.09% 22.16% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1094 982
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 81
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (64.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 46 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 40 (38.46%) VMware
6 35 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (27.88%) MS Exchange
8 28 (26.92%) SQL
9 26 (25.00%) Citrix
10 25 (24.04%) DNS
11 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
11 22 (21.15%) Migration
12 20 (19.23%) Finance
13 19 (18.27%) SCCM
14 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
14 18 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (16.35%) SCOM
16 16 (15.38%) Windows 7
16 16 (15.38%) ITIL
17 15 (14.42%) DHCP
18 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (12.50%) XenApp
19 13 (12.50%) Banking
19 13 (12.50%) Replication
20 12 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
20 12 (11.54%) IIS
20 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
20 12 (11.54%) SCOrch
21 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
21 11 (10.58%) Cisco

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (27.88%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.54%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.85%) Apache
6 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.92%) Lync
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.96%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.92%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.96%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.96%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) DNS
2 15 (14.42%) DHCP
3 10 (9.62%) Firewall
3 10 (9.62%) SAN
4 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.69%) LAN
5 6 (5.77%) WAN
6 5 (4.81%) VPN
7 4 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.88%) VoIP
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.92%) Internet
9 2 (1.92%) Wireless
9 2 (1.92%) WLAN
9 2 (1.92%) VLAN
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.96%) DTS
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.96%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (19.23%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Law
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (13.46%) Consultant
2 10 (9.62%) Architect
2 10 (9.62%) Analyst
3 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Administrator
5 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.81%) SQL DBA
6 5 (4.81%) DBA
7 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Web Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Wintel Specialist
8 3 (2.88%) Wintel Administrator
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (2.88%) Server Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) XML
2 3 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.92%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.96%) REST
4 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Replication
2 10 (9.62%) Clustering
3 6 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.88%) iSeries
5 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) Open Source
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (64.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.62%) Linux
6 8 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.77%) UNIX
7 6 (5.77%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.92%) Solaris
9 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.96%) CentOS
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Migration
2 16 (15.38%) ITIL
3 12 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.88%) Performance Testing
6 3 (2.88%) Database Security
6 3 (2.88%) DevOps
6 3 (2.88%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (1.92%) Project Management
7 2 (1.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.92%) BCP
7 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.92%) Use Case
7 2 (1.92%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) SQL
2 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.81%) VBScript
4 4 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (1.92%) C
5 2 (1.92%) RPG
5 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) VB
6 1 (0.96%) Java
6 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) MCSE
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) MCITP
4 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.92%) MCSA
5 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) MCP
6 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.96%) CCA
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.96%) CCNP
6 1 (0.96%) CCNA
6 1 (0.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.50%) XenApp
4 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (5.77%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.85%) vSphere
6 4 (3.85%) XenServer
7 3 (2.88%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (18.27%) SCCM
2 17 (16.35%) SCOM
3 12 (11.54%) SCOrch
4 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.88%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.88%) WMI
5 3 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.96%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 40 (38.46%) VMware
3 26 (25.00%) Citrix
4 11 (10.58%) Cisco
5 7 (6.73%) IBM
5 7 (6.73%) HP
6 5 (4.81%) Altiris
6 5 (4.81%) Dell
6 5 (4.81%) NetApp
7 4 (3.85%) EMC
7 4 (3.85%) Oracle
7 4 (3.85%) F5
7 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.88%) AppSense
8 3 (2.88%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 3 (2.88%) Veritas
8 3 (2.88%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.92%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.92%) Symantec
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