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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 120 168 186
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 66 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 0.55% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 2.78% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £265 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.08%
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
1140 1150 1245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.20% 19.82% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 788 832
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 76
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (54.95%) VMware
4 57 (51.35%) Microsoft
5 53 (47.75%) Active Directory
6 43 (38.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
7 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (27.03%) MS Exchange
8 30 (27.03%) Migration
8 30 (27.03%) Finance
9 27 (24.32%) SQL
10 25 (22.52%) Citrix
11 23 (20.72%) Cisco
11 23 (20.72%) DNS
12 20 (18.02%) SCCM
13 17 (15.32%) Banking
13 17 (15.32%) DHCP
13 17 (15.32%) ITIL
14 16 (14.41%) SAN
14 16 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (13.51%) SCOM
15 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
16 14 (12.61%) XenApp
16 14 (12.61%) LAN
16 14 (12.61%) MCSE
16 14 (12.61%) IIS
16 14 (12.61%) Firewall
16 14 (12.61%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 30 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.61%) IIS
4 8 (7.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.70%) Apache
9 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.90%) Lync
10 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.90%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.90%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.90%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.90%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.72%) DNS
2 17 (15.32%) DHCP
3 16 (14.41%) SAN
4 14 (12.61%) LAN
4 14 (12.61%) Firewall
5 13 (11.71%) WAN
6 5 (4.50%) NAS
7 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.60%) VPN
8 3 (2.70%) VLAN
9 2 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.80%) SSL
9 2 (1.80%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.90%) Wireless
10 1 (0.90%) VoIP
10 1 (0.90%) WLAN
10 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.80%) SSDT
7 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.80%) WiX
3 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (27.03%) Finance
2 17 (15.32%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Law
3 3 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (1.80%) Back Office
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Front Office
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.51%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Consultant
3 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Server Engineer
4 7 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Web Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Administrator
8 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) DBA
8 3 (2.70%) Server Support
8 3 (2.70%) Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.70%) Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) XML
2 3 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.90%) JSON
4 1 (0.90%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.90%) REST
4 1 (0.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Clustering
2 7 (6.31%) Replication
3 5 (4.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (3.60%) Symmetrix
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) iSeries
6 2 (1.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) Open Source
7 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (38.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
5 13 (11.71%) Linux
6 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.60%) HPUX
9 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.70%) UNIX
10 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.80%) CentOS
10 2 (1.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Migration
2 17 (15.32%) ITIL
3 12 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.60%) Change Management
5 4 (3.60%) DevOps
6 3 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.70%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.70%) Web Development
7 2 (1.80%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.80%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.80%) Project Management
7 2 (1.80%) CRM
7 2 (1.80%) DNA
7 2 (1.80%) Use Case
7 2 (1.80%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.80%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.80%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) SQL
2 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.60%) C
4 3 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.80%) RPG
6 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.90%) VBScript
6 1 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.90%) Ruby
6 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (12.61%) MCSE
3 10 (9.01%) MCITP
4 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) MCSA
6 3 (2.70%) CCNP
6 3 (2.70%) CCA
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.70%) MCP
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.70%) VCP4
6 3 (2.70%) MCTS
7 2 (1.80%) Degree
7 2 (1.80%) CCNA
8 1 (0.90%) CCDP
8 1 (0.90%) CCEA
8 1 (0.90%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (47.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.61%) XenApp
4 10 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.21%) vSphere
7 7 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.60%) XenServer
8 4 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.60%) SRDF
9 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.70%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.80%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (18.02%) SCCM
2 15 (13.51%) SCOM
3 5 (4.50%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.70%) Puppet
5 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.80%) WSUS
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.90%) Nessus
6 1 (0.90%) WMI
6 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (54.95%) VMware
2 57 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 25 (22.52%) Citrix
4 23 (20.72%) Cisco
5 12 (10.81%) HP
6 7 (6.31%) IBM
6 7 (6.31%) EMC
7 5 (4.50%) F5
8 4 (3.60%) NetApp
9 3 (2.70%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.70%) SAP
9 3 (2.70%) AppSense
9 3 (2.70%) Altiris
9 3 (2.70%) Symantec
9 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.80%) Reuters
10 2 (1.80%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.80%) Cognos
10 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
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