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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 153 207 230
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 50 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.25% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.74% 1.12% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 11 1
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£375 £365 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +53.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £24.13 -
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -
Windows Server 2012
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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
1337 1609 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.64% 22.47% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1083 1027
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 80 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (76.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (54.63%) Active Directory
4 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
5 46 (42.59%) VMware
6 42 (38.89%) Citrix
7 36 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (30.56%) SCCM
9 28 (25.93%) SQL
10 26 (24.07%) XenApp
11 24 (22.22%) SCOM
11 24 (22.22%) SAN
12 23 (21.30%) MS Exchange
13 21 (19.44%) Migration
13 21 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (18.52%) DNS
15 19 (17.59%) Finance
16 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
16 18 (16.67%) Windows 7
16 18 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
17 16 (14.81%) ITIL
17 16 (14.81%) XenServer
18 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
18 15 (13.89%) Cisco
18 15 (13.89%) Clustering
19 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
20 13 (12.04%) HP
20 13 (12.04%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 23 (21.30%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.48%) IIS
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.78%) Lync
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) SAN
2 20 (18.52%) DNS
3 13 (12.04%) DHCP
3 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.41%) LAN
4 8 (7.41%) Firewall
4 8 (7.41%) NetScaler
5 6 (5.56%) WAN
6 5 (4.63%) VPN
7 4 (3.70%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.85%) NAS
9 2 (1.85%) VoIP
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.93%) WLAN
10 1 (0.93%) SSL
10 1 (0.93%) Internet
10 1 (0.93%) MPLS
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.93%) DTS
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) MSI
3 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (17.59%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Architect
2 17 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (12.04%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Administrator
5 8 (7.41%) Consultant
6 7 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) DBA
8 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.70%) Data Centre Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Wintel Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Wintel Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Clustering
2 11 (10.19%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.78%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.85%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (76.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.48%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (3.70%) UNIX
7 4 (3.70%) Linux
8 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.93%) AIX
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Migration
2 16 (14.81%) ITIL
3 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.78%) TOGAF
6 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.78%) Performance Testing
6 3 (2.78%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.85%) Time Management
7 2 (1.85%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.85%) Use Case
7 2 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.85%) Database Security
7 2 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity
8 1 (0.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.93%) SQL
2 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.63%) VBScript
4 4 (3.70%) C#
5 3 (2.78%) VB
6 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.33%) MCSE
3 5 (4.63%) MCITP
4 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.78%) MCSA
5 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) Degree
6 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) MCTS
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 59 (54.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.07%) XenApp
3 21 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 16 (14.81%) XenServer
6 11 (10.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (8.33%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.70%) vSphere
9 4 (3.70%) Xen
10 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (30.56%) SCCM
2 24 (22.22%) SCOM
3 10 (9.26%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.78%) WMI
5 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.93%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) SCSM
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 46 (42.59%) VMware
3 42 (38.89%) Citrix
4 15 (13.89%) Cisco
5 13 (12.04%) HP
6 12 (11.11%) NetApp
7 11 (10.19%) EMC
8 9 (8.33%) AppSense
9 6 (5.56%) Oracle
9 6 (5.56%) Dell
10 5 (4.63%) IBM
11 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.78%) Altiris
12 3 (2.78%) Veritas
13 2 (1.85%) Apple
13 2 (1.85%) Symantec
13 2 (1.85%) CommVault
13 2 (1.85%) MobileIron
14 1 (0.93%) LANDesk
14 1 (0.93%) Veeam
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