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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 107 170 187
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 82 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 0.58% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.38% 2.89% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 26 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £243 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £468 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+6.23% +4.22%
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
1111 1213 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.64% 19.99% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 833 814
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 72
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (67.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (60.47%) VMware
4 69 (53.49%) Microsoft
5 66 (51.16%) Active Directory
6 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (35.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
9 36 (27.91%) SQL Server
10 35 (27.13%) Migration
11 34 (26.36%) Citrix
12 33 (25.58%) SQL
12 33 (25.58%) Cisco
12 33 (25.58%) Finance
13 28 (21.71%) ITIL
14 27 (20.93%) SAN
15 24 (18.60%) XenApp
16 23 (17.83%) Clustering
17 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (17.05%) DNS
18 21 (16.28%) SCCM
18 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (15.50%) MCSE
20 19 (14.73%) HP
20 19 (14.73%) PowerShell
21 18 (13.95%) Firewall
22 17 (13.18%) Disaster Recovery
22 17 (13.18%) LAN
22 17 (13.18%) IIS
22 17 (13.18%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (13.18%) IIS
4 10 (7.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.33%) Apache
10 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.55%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.78%) Lync
11 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.78%) FileNet
11 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS Project
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.55%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.78%) Agresso
3 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.78%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.93%) SAN
2 22 (17.05%) DNS
3 18 (13.95%) Firewall
4 17 (13.18%) LAN
5 16 (12.40%) WAN
6 15 (11.63%) DHCP
7 10 (7.75%) NAS
8 6 (4.65%) Ethernet
9 5 (3.88%) VLAN
10 4 (3.10%) VPN
11 3 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.55%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.55%) Wireless
12 2 (1.55%) SSL
13 1 (0.78%) Internet
13 1 (0.78%) OSPF
13 1 (0.78%) BGP
13 1 (0.78%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.55%) SSDT
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.55%) WiX
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (25.58%) Finance
2 16 (12.40%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Law
3 4 (3.10%) Legal
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) Consultant
3 15 (11.63%) Analyst
4 11 (8.53%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.20%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.43%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.65%) Server Administrator
8 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (3.88%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Web Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) SAN Administrator
10 4 (3.10%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (2.33%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) .NET
2 3 (2.33%) XML
2 3 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Clustering
2 11 (8.53%) Replication
3 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.43%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.10%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.10%) Symmetrix
6 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.33%) iPhone
7 3 (2.33%) iSeries
8 2 (1.55%) HACMP
8 2 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.78%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) Open Source
9 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (67.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.08%) Linux
6 9 (6.98%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.10%) HPUX
9 3 (2.33%) UNIX
10 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.55%) CentOS
10 2 (1.55%) Solaris
10 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Migration
2 28 (21.71%) ITIL
3 17 (13.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (3.88%) Project Management
5 5 (3.88%) Change Management
6 4 (3.10%) Validation
6 4 (3.10%) DevOps
7 3 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.33%) CRM
7 3 (2.33%) Change Control
7 3 (2.33%) Web Development
8 2 (1.55%) Use Case
8 2 (1.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.55%) Build Automation
8 2 (1.55%) DNA
8 2 (1.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.58%) SQL
2 19 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) C
4 3 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.55%) RPG
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) VBScript
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (15.50%) MCSE
3 11 (8.53%) MCITP
4 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.88%) MCSA
7 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.10%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (2.33%) MCTS
8 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.33%) MCP
8 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.33%) CCNP
9 2 (1.55%) CCNA
9 2 (1.55%) CCA
9 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.55%) Degree
10 1 (0.78%) MCDST
10 1 (0.78%) CCEA
10 1 (0.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 46 (35.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.60%) XenApp
4 13 (10.08%) vSphere
5 12 (9.30%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.53%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (7.75%) VMware Server
8 7 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.10%) XenServer
10 4 (3.10%) SRDF
10 4 (3.10%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.55%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) SCCM
2 14 (10.85%) SCOM
3 6 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.10%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.10%) Puppet
4 4 (3.10%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.33%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.55%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.78%) Nessus
7 1 (0.78%) WMI
7 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (60.47%) VMware
2 69 (53.49%) Microsoft
3 34 (26.36%) Citrix
4 33 (25.58%) Cisco
5 19 (14.73%) HP
6 13 (10.08%) IBM
7 9 (6.98%) EMC
8 6 (4.65%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.65%) F5
9 4 (3.10%) Altiris
10 3 (2.33%) NetApp
10 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.33%) Symantec
10 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.33%) SAP
11 2 (1.55%) Cognos
11 2 (1.55%) Misys
11 2 (1.55%) CommVault
11 2 (1.55%) Reuters
11 2 (1.55%) Bloomberg
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