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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 158 203 213
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 49 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.31% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 1.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -6.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £211 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.12% -
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
1374 1624 1435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.81% 22.58% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1099 1008
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 74 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.66 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 42 (44.21%) Microsoft
5 34 (35.79%) VMware
6 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (28.42%) MS Exchange
8 25 (26.32%) Citrix
9 24 (25.26%) DNS
9 24 (25.26%) Migration
10 22 (23.16%) SQL
11 19 (20.00%) Finance
12 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
12 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
12 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (17.89%) SCCM
13 16 (16.84%) SCOM
13 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
13 16 (16.84%) ITIL
14 15 (15.79%) DHCP
15 14 (14.74%) SAN
16 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (13.68%) XenApp
17 12 (12.63%) Replication
17 12 (12.63%) Clustering
17 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
17 12 (12.63%) SCOrch
18 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
18 11 (11.58%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 27 (28.42%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.42%) IIS
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.16%) Lync
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.11%) Apache
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.05%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Agresso
1 1 (1.05%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.26%) DNS
2 15 (15.79%) DHCP
3 14 (14.74%) SAN
4 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.42%) Firewall
6 5 (5.26%) VPN
6 5 (5.26%) LAN
7 4 (4.21%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.21%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.16%) WAN
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.11%) NAS
9 2 (2.11%) Wireless
9 2 (2.11%) VLAN
9 2 (2.11%) VoIP
9 2 (2.11%) WLAN
9 2 (2.11%) Internet
9 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.05%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.05%) MSI
2 1 (1.05%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Architect
2 11 (11.58%) Consultant
3 8 (8.42%) Administrator
4 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) DBA
6 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Data Architect
7 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Wintel Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Data Centre Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) XML
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Replication
1 12 (12.63%) Clustering
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.42%) Linux
6 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.26%) UNIX
9 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.05%) AIX
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Migration
2 16 (16.84%) ITIL
3 9 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
5 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.21%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.16%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.16%) Database Security
6 3 (3.16%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.16%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.11%) Use Case
7 2 (2.11%) High Availability
7 2 (2.11%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.11%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.11%) Time Management
7 2 (2.11%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.11%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) SQL
2 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.26%) VBScript
4 4 (4.21%) C#
5 2 (2.11%) VB
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.37%) MCSE
3 5 (5.26%) MCITP
4 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCDP
7 1 (1.05%) CCA
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
7 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.68%) XenApp
3 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.21%) XenServer
7 2 (2.11%) vSphere
7 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) SCCM
2 16 (16.84%) SCOM
3 12 (12.63%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.16%) WMI
5 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.05%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.05%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (35.79%) VMware
3 25 (26.32%) Citrix
4 10 (10.53%) Cisco
5 7 (7.37%) IBM
5 7 (7.37%) Dell
5 7 (7.37%) NetApp
6 6 (6.32%) EMC
7 5 (5.26%) HP
7 5 (5.26%) Oracle
7 5 (5.26%) Altiris
8 4 (4.21%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.16%) AppSense
9 3 (3.16%) Veritas
9 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.11%) Symantec
10 2 (2.11%) Apple
10 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.11%) SAP
10 2 (2.11%) MobileIron
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