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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 111 166 194
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 82 46 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 0.74% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.19% 3.78% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £295 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £261
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £19.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.63%
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
1141 1218 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.71% 19.68% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 888 866
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 70
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -34.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £26.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (66.90%) VMware
3 89 (62.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (52.11%) Active Directory
5 72 (50.70%) Microsoft
6 63 (44.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (41.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (33.80%) Citrix
9 43 (30.28%) Finance
10 41 (28.87%) MS Exchange
11 39 (27.46%) Migration
12 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
13 35 (24.65%) SQL
13 35 (24.65%) Cisco
14 34 (23.94%) SAN
14 34 (23.94%) XenApp
15 29 (20.42%) ITIL
15 29 (20.42%) Clustering
16 28 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
17 25 (17.61%) HP
18 24 (16.90%) SCCM
19 23 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (16.20%) PowerShell
20 22 (15.49%) DNS
21 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
21 21 (14.79%) MCSE
22 20 (14.08%) vSphere
23 19 (13.38%) IIS
24 17 (11.97%) Firewall
25 16 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 41 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 28 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.38%) IIS
4 13 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.82%) Lync
8 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.41%) Apache
9 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.70%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.70%) FileNet
10 1 (0.70%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.75%) MS Office
3 4 (2.82%) MS Project
4 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.41%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Office 365
2 3 (2.11%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.41%) IaaS
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) SAN
2 22 (15.49%) DNS
3 17 (11.97%) Firewall
4 16 (11.27%) WAN
4 16 (11.27%) LAN
5 15 (10.56%) DHCP
6 11 (7.75%) NAS
7 6 (4.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (3.52%) VLAN
9 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.11%) VPN
11 2 (1.41%) SSL
11 2 (1.41%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.70%) DDNS
12 1 (0.70%) LDAP
12 1 (0.70%) Wireless
12 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.70%) VoIP
12 1 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.41%) SSDT
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) OLAP
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.70%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.41%) WiX
2 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
General
1 43 (30.28%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Law
3 3 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Back Office
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (13.38%) Consultant
3 13 (9.15%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.45%) Analyst
4 12 (8.45%) Administrator
5 11 (7.75%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Windows Server Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Server Administrator
8 7 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Wintel Consultant
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) .NET
2 4 (2.82%) Middleware
3 3 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.41%) XML
4 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) JSON
5 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (0.70%) REST
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.42%) Clustering
2 10 (7.04%) Replication
2 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.82%) Symmetrix
5 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.82%) Symmetrix DMX
6 3 (2.11%) HACMP
6 3 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.11%) iPhone
7 2 (1.41%) iSeries
7 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (62.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (44.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (11.27%) Windows 7
5 14 (9.86%) Linux
6 9 (6.34%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.82%) HPUX
10 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.41%) UNIX
11 2 (1.41%) CentOS
11 2 (1.41%) Solaris
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.46%) Migration
2 29 (20.42%) ITIL
3 16 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (4.93%) Validation
5 6 (4.23%) Project Management
5 6 (4.23%) Change Management
6 5 (3.52%) Change Control
7 4 (2.82%) Risk Management
7 4 (2.82%) CRM
7 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (2.11%) Web Development
9 2 (1.41%) Use Case
9 2 (1.41%) Workflow Management
9 2 (1.41%) Workflow
9 2 (1.41%) DNA
9 2 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.41%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.65%) SQL
2 23 (16.20%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.23%) C
4 4 (2.82%) Java
5 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.41%) VBScript
5 2 (1.41%) RPG
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.79%) MCSE
3 12 (8.45%) MCITP
3 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.23%) MCSA
6 5 (3.52%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.11%) MCP
8 3 (2.11%) MCTS
9 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.41%) CCA
9 2 (1.41%) CCNP
9 2 (1.41%) CCEA
9 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.41%) Degree
10 1 (0.70%) MCDST
10 1 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 59 (41.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (23.94%) XenApp
4 20 (14.08%) vSphere
5 12 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (8.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (7.04%) VMware Server
7 7 (4.93%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.82%) SRDF
10 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (1.41%) XenServer
13 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (16.90%) SCCM
2 11 (7.75%) SCOM
3 6 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.82%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.82%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.82%) Puppet
5 3 (2.11%) WSUS
6 2 (1.41%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.70%) WMI
7 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 95 (66.90%) VMware
2 72 (50.70%) Microsoft
3 48 (33.80%) Citrix
4 35 (24.65%) Cisco
5 25 (17.61%) HP
6 12 (8.45%) IBM
7 9 (6.34%) EMC
8 8 (5.63%) 3PAR
9 6 (4.23%) NetApp
10 5 (3.52%) F5
10 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.82%) Oracle
12 3 (2.11%) Veritas
13 2 (1.41%) Websense
13 2 (1.41%) CommVault
13 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.41%) Sybase
13 2 (1.41%) Cognos
13 2 (1.41%) Misys
13 2 (1.41%) Symantec
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