The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 158 197 220
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 47 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.34% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.63% 1.68% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 1
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£365 £390 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +64.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 -
% change year-on-year
+0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £54.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.96% -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1294 1432 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.94% 20.15% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 974 973
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 82 94
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2012
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (82.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
4 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 45 (50.00%) VMware
6 35 (38.89%) Citrix
7 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (34.44%) SCCM
9 26 (28.89%) XenApp
9 26 (28.89%) SAN
10 25 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (22.22%) SQL
14 19 (21.11%) Cisco
14 19 (21.11%) Finance
15 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 17 (18.89%) SCOM
17 16 (17.78%) Clustering
17 16 (17.78%) ITIL
18 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (15.56%) DNS
19 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
19 14 (15.56%) XenServer
20 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
20 13 (14.44%) HP
20 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
21 12 (13.33%) EMC
21 12 (13.33%) Migration
21 12 (13.33%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 25 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.11%) IIS
4 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.22%) Lync
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.11%) Apache
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.89%) SAN
2 14 (15.56%) DNS
3 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
4 10 (11.11%) LAN
4 10 (11.11%) Firewall
5 9 (10.00%) DHCP
6 8 (8.89%) NetScaler
7 7 (7.78%) WAN
8 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.33%) Internet
9 3 (3.33%) NAS
9 3 (3.33%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.22%) IMAP
10 2 (2.22%) VPN
10 2 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.11%) MPLS
11 1 (1.11%) VoIP
11 1 (1.11%) WLAN
11 1 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.11%) DTS
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Architect
2 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (14.44%) Wintel Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Administrator
5 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Data Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
11 3 (3.33%) Wintel Administrator
11 3 (3.33%) Wintel Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.33%) Wintel Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) .NET
1 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) Client/Server
2 7 (7.78%) Replication
3 3 (3.33%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.22%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.22%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (82.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.78%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.22%) Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.11%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.11%) AIX
8 1 (1.11%) Solaris
8 1 (1.11%) UNIX
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) ITIL
2 12 (13.33%) Migration
3 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.33%) TOGAF
5 3 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.22%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.22%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.22%) Change Management
6 2 (2.22%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.22%) Database Security
6 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.11%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.11%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) VB
4 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.22%) MCSE
3 7 (7.78%) MCITP
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.33%) MCTS
5 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.22%) MCSA
6 2 (2.22%) CCNP
6 2 (2.22%) CCNA
6 2 (2.22%) CCA
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
6 2 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) CCEE
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 26 (28.89%) XenApp
3 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.56%) XenServer
6 12 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 8 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (7.78%) vSphere
10 4 (4.44%) Xen
10 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
11 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (2.22%) Postfix
12 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (34.44%) SCCM
2 17 (18.89%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.11%) SCSM
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.11%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 45 (50.00%) VMware
3 35 (38.89%) Citrix
4 19 (21.11%) Cisco
5 13 (14.44%) HP
6 12 (13.33%) EMC
7 11 (12.22%) NetApp
8 9 (10.00%) IBM
9 8 (8.89%) AppSense
10 4 (4.44%) Dell
11 3 (3.33%) Oracle
11 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.22%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.22%) CommVault
12 2 (2.22%) Symantec
12 2 (2.22%) Intel
13 1 (1.11%) CA
13 1 (1.11%) ION Trading
13 1 (1.11%) Altiris
13 1 (1.11%) Yahoo!
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