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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 118 152 203
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +51
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 92 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.57% 0.81% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.55% 3.65% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £365 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £267 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.36% -69.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%
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
1219 1287 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.82% 22.17% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 943 991
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 83
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (61.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (55.06%) VMware
4 83 (46.63%) Active Directory
5 75 (42.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (41.01%) Microsoft
7 65 (36.52%) Citrix
8 60 (33.71%) Finance
9 56 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 52 (29.21%) SQL
11 47 (26.40%) MS Exchange
11 47 (26.40%) XenApp
12 44 (24.72%) SQL Server
13 43 (24.16%) PowerShell
14 42 (23.60%) SAN
15 40 (22.47%) Clustering
16 38 (21.35%) Migration
17 37 (20.79%) Cisco
18 36 (20.22%) DNS
19 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
20 31 (17.42%) MCSE
21 30 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
22 29 (16.29%) vSphere
23 28 (15.73%) ITIL
24 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
24 27 (15.17%) SCCM
25 24 (13.48%) HP
26 20 (11.24%) Linux
26 20 (11.24%) IIS
26 20 (11.24%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 47 (26.40%) MS Exchange
2 30 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (11.24%) IIS
4 14 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (6.74%) Lync
5 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) FileNet
10 1 (0.56%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.18%) MS Office
3 4 (2.25%) MS Project
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Office 365
2 4 (2.25%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.60%) SAN
2 36 (20.22%) DNS
3 19 (10.67%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.67%) DHCP
3 19 (10.67%) Firewall
4 15 (8.43%) NAS
4 15 (8.43%) LAN
5 11 (6.18%) WAN
6 6 (3.37%) Ethernet
6 6 (3.37%) VLAN
7 5 (2.81%) LDAP
7 5 (2.81%) VPN
8 4 (2.25%) FTP
8 4 (2.25%) SMTP
8 4 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.25%) Network Security
8 4 (2.25%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.69%) NX-OS
9 3 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) OLAP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (33.71%) Finance
2 11 (6.18%) Banking
3 8 (4.49%) Law
4 4 (2.25%) Legal
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) German Language
6 2 (1.12%) Front Office
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 17 (9.55%) Administrator
2 16 (8.99%) Consultant
3 15 (8.43%) Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) Server Engineer
4 13 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (6.18%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.18%) Applications Support
6 10 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (5.62%) DBA
7 9 (5.06%) Windows Server Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Wintel Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Server Administrator
9 7 (3.93%) Windows Administrator
10 6 (3.37%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.37%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.37%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) .NET
2 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.81%) Web Services
4 4 (2.25%) Middleware
5 2 (1.12%) XML
5 2 (1.12%) HTML
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.56%) LAMP
6 1 (0.56%) JSON
6 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.47%) Clustering
2 17 (9.55%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.06%) Replication
5 8 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.49%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.81%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.25%) CESG
8 3 (1.69%) HACMP
8 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.69%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.12%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (61.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (42.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (11.24%) Windows 7
4 20 (11.24%) Linux
5 13 (7.30%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.49%) Solaris
7 7 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.81%) UNIX
8 5 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.25%) CentOS
9 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.12%) HPUX
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Android
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.35%) Migration
2 28 (15.73%) ITIL
3 15 (8.43%) Server Building
4 13 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.62%) Project Management
6 9 (5.06%) Risk Management
6 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.06%) Validation
6 9 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (5.06%) Change Control
7 8 (4.49%) DevOps
8 6 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.81%) Service Management
9 5 (2.81%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.81%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.25%) Change Management
11 3 (1.69%) Regression Testing
11 3 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.21%) SQL
2 43 (24.16%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.81%) C
4 5 (2.81%) C#
5 4 (2.25%) Perl
6 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.69%) Python
6 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.12%) Java
7 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.56%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (17.42%) MCSE
3 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.18%) MCITP
5 9 (5.06%) MCSA
6 8 (4.49%) CCNA
6 8 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.81%) CISSP
8 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.69%) MCP
9 3 (1.69%) CCIE
9 3 (1.69%) CCNP
9 3 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) RHCE
10 2 (1.12%) Degree
10 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.56%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (46.63%) Active Directory
2 56 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (26.40%) XenApp
4 29 (16.29%) vSphere
5 13 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (6.18%) VMware Server
7 8 (4.49%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.49%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.12%) SRDF
10 2 (1.12%) NFS
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.12%) XenServer
11 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.56%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (15.17%) SCCM
2 15 (8.43%) Puppet
3 13 (7.30%) SCOM
4 10 (5.62%) Nagios
5 6 (3.37%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.81%) HP SIM
7 4 (2.25%) WSUS
8 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.12%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.12%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.56%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 98 (55.06%) VMware
2 73 (41.01%) Microsoft
3 65 (36.52%) Citrix
4 37 (20.79%) Cisco
5 24 (13.48%) HP
6 17 (9.55%) IBM
7 15 (8.43%) Oracle
8 9 (5.06%) 3PAR
9 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.93%) Sybase
9 7 (3.93%) Dell
9 7 (3.93%) EMC
10 6 (3.37%) Veritas
11 5 (2.81%) CommVault
11 5 (2.81%) NetApp
12 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.69%) BMC
14 2 (1.12%) Symantec
14 2 (1.12%) Remedy
14 2 (1.12%) F5
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