The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 108 171 338
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +167
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1058 644 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.26% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.13% 5.53% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 359 123
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 50 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.27 £38.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.16 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.02% -2.04%
Windows Server 2012
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11583 11636 11097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.54% 22.74% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6915 6736 6334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1022 973
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.25 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 399 £330 -12.00% 114
South East +61 274 £350 +16.66% 68
South West +34 90 £325 -1.51% 66
East of England +19 86 £419 +45.65% 14
North West -8 66 £300 +9.09% 41
Yorkshire +10 60 £270 -1.81% 31
West Midlands +21 48 £300 +9.09% 10
North East -14 20 £400 +42.85% 4
East Midlands -24 18 £250 -23.07% 14
Midlands +6 3 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1986 (100.00%) Windows
2 1378 (69.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1064 (53.58%) Active Directory
4 1013 (51.01%) VMware
5 881 (44.36%) Microsoft
6 764 (38.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 561 (28.25%) MS Exchange
8 508 (25.58%) Citrix
9 506 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 475 (23.92%) SQL Server
11 450 (22.66%) SQL
12 401 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 398 (20.04%) DNS
14 383 (19.28%) ITIL
15 348 (17.52%) PowerShell
16 343 (17.27%) SAN
17 335 (16.87%) Cisco
18 334 (16.82%) Windows 7
19 322 (16.21%) SCCM
20 315 (15.86%) Microsoft Certification
21 290 (14.60%) Migration
22 288 (14.50%) DHCP
23 285 (14.35%) HP
24 280 (14.10%) vSphere
25 263 (13.24%) Firewall
26 261 (13.14%) Linux
27 251 (12.64%) MCSE
27 251 (12.64%) IIS
27 251 (12.64%) XenApp
28 250 (12.59%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 561 (28.25%) MS Exchange
2 401 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 251 (12.64%) IIS
4 212 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 165 (8.31%) SharePoint
6 152 (7.65%) Lync
7 139 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 89 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (1.06%) JBoss
14 17 (0.86%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.76%) Apache
16 13 (0.65%) WorkSite
17 10 (0.50%) SAS
18 9 (0.45%) IBM Notes
18 9 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
19 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 234 (11.78%) MS Excel
2 167 (8.41%) MS Office
3 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.25%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.15%) Agresso
6 2 (0.10%) Endur
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 155 (7.80%) Office 365
2 90 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.65%) IaaS
5 9 (0.45%) SaaS
6 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.30%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Yammer
9 3 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
9 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.050%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 398 (20.04%) DNS
2 343 (17.27%) SAN
3 288 (14.50%) DHCP
4 263 (13.24%) Firewall
5 203 (10.22%) LAN
6 197 (9.92%) TCP/IP
7 191 (9.62%) WAN
8 95 (4.78%) VPN
9 79 (3.98%) VLAN
10 72 (3.63%) NAS
11 60 (3.02%) Wireless
12 54 (2.72%) Internet
13 38 (1.91%) LDAP
14 37 (1.86%) VoIP
15 35 (1.76%) Network Security
15 35 (1.76%) NetScaler
16 30 (1.51%) IPv4
17 29 (1.46%) MPLS
18 27 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (1.31%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 141 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 116 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 46 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.91%) MySQL
10 16 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (0.45%) OLAP
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (0.40%) WhereScape RED
13 8 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.65%) Subversion
5 12 (0.60%) MSI
6 11 (0.55%) JIRA
7 10 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.45%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.30%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.20%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.20%) Hudson
11 4 (0.20%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
13 2 (0.10%) Moq
13 2 (0.10%) MSTest
14 1 (0.050%) PyUnit
General
1 238 (11.98%) Finance
2 45 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 34 (1.71%) Law
3 34 (1.71%) Banking
4 32 (1.61%) Legal
5 26 (1.31%) Retail
5 26 (1.31%) Back Office
6 20 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 17 (0.86%) Marketing
8 16 (0.81%) Advertising
9 10 (0.50%) Publishing
9 10 (0.50%) Military
9 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.50%) Online Betting
10 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.35%) Automotive
11 6 (0.30%) Billing
11 6 (0.30%) Local Government
12 5 (0.25%) French Language
13 4 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 302 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 209 (10.52%) Analyst
3 190 (9.57%) Support Engineer
4 163 (8.21%) Server Engineer
5 162 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 154 (7.75%) Administrator
7 122 (6.14%) Consultant
8 115 (5.79%) Architect
9 102 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 92 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
11 88 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
12 80 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 66 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
15 64 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
16 60 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 56 (2.82%) DBA
18 54 (2.72%) Desktop Support
19 52 (2.62%) Windows Server Engineer
20 51 (2.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (7.30%) .NET
2 50 (2.52%) ASP.NET
3 40 (2.01%) Web Services
4 33 (1.66%) XML
5 29 (1.46%) .NET Framework
6 27 (1.36%) Application Packaging
7 26 (1.31%) HTML
8 21 (1.06%) Middleware
9 17 (0.86%) CSS
10 16 (0.81%) jQuery
11 10 (0.50%) SOAP
11 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (0.45%) WCF
13 8 (0.40%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 7 (0.35%) Ajax
14 7 (0.35%) JSON
15 6 (0.30%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.30%) MDX
15 6 (0.30%) Software Packaging
15 6 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 149 (7.50%) Clustering
3 67 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 43 (2.17%) Replication
6 37 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.56%) PKI
8 27 (1.36%) EqualLogic
9 25 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 25 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 25 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.11%) HP Storage
11 21 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (0.81%) NHS
14 15 (0.76%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.70%) iPhone
16 13 (0.65%) User Experience
17 11 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1986 (100.00%) Windows
2 1378 (69.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 764 (38.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 334 (16.82%) Windows 7
5 261 (13.14%) Linux
6 153 (7.70%) Windows 8
7 102 (5.14%) Windows XP
8 82 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (3.78%) UNIX
10 50 (2.52%) Solaris
11 45 (2.27%) Android
12 44 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 35 (1.76%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.36%) Windows 2000
14 27 (1.36%) CentOS
15 20 (1.01%) SUSE
16 14 (0.70%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.65%) HPUX
18 11 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (19.28%) ITIL
2 290 (14.60%) Migration
3 108 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 93 (4.68%) Change Management
5 88 (4.43%) Project Management
6 85 (4.28%) Server Building
7 58 (2.92%) Configuration Management
8 57 (2.87%) Incident Management
8 57 (2.87%) Load Balancing
9 53 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 53 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (2.57%) Capacity Planning
11 50 (2.52%) Problem Management
12 49 (2.47%) Change Control
12 49 (2.47%) DevOps
13 45 (2.27%) Service Delivery
14 43 (2.17%) PRINCE2
15 42 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
16 38 (1.91%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (1.66%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 450 (22.66%) SQL
2 348 (17.52%) PowerShell
3 66 (3.32%) JavaScript
4 58 (2.92%) VB
5 46 (2.32%) C#
6 45 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 45 (2.27%) VBScript
7 36 (1.81%) Perl
8 29 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.26%) Python
10 24 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.16%) Java
12 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.86%) C
14 11 (0.55%) VBA
15 9 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.45%) Ruby
16 6 (0.30%) PHP
17 4 (0.20%) C++
17 4 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 315 (15.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 251 (12.64%) MCSE
3 183 (9.21%) Security Cleared
4 125 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 117 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 94 (4.73%) CCNA
8 84 (4.23%) MCSA
9 81 (4.08%) MCITP
10 52 (2.62%) Degree
11 40 (2.01%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (1.51%) MCP
13 30 (1.51%) CCNP
14 25 (1.26%) MCTS
15 21 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.76%) VCP4
16 15 (0.76%) VCP5
17 13 (0.65%) CCEE
18 9 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.77%) SLA
2 34 (1.71%) QA
3 28 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) TickIT
6 2 (0.10%) GxP
6 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1064 (53.58%) Active Directory
2 506 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (14.10%) vSphere
4 251 (12.64%) XenApp
5 250 (12.59%) Hyper-V
6 116 (5.84%) VMware ESXi
7 113 (5.69%) VMware ESX
8 82 (4.13%) XenDesktop
9 49 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 47 (2.37%) Terminal Services
11 42 (2.11%) XenServer
12 35 (1.76%) VMware Server
13 26 (1.31%) DFS Replication
14 19 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 19 (0.96%) vCloud
14 19 (0.96%) ISA Server
15 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.81%) NFS
17 15 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 322 (16.21%) SCCM
2 151 (7.60%) SCOM
3 56 (2.82%) WSUS
4 45 (2.27%) Puppet
5 33 (1.66%) Backup Exec
6 30 (1.51%) Tivoli
7 27 (1.36%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 25 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (1.01%) SCOrch
9 20 (1.01%) Nagios
10 19 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
11 18 (0.91%) SCVMM
12 17 (0.86%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.81%) SCSM
13 16 (0.81%) AirWatch
14 15 (0.76%) vMotion
14 15 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1013 (51.01%) VMware
2 881 (44.36%) Microsoft
3 508 (25.58%) Citrix
4 335 (16.87%) Cisco
5 285 (14.35%) HP
6 169 (8.51%) NetApp
7 140 (7.05%) Oracle
8 133 (6.70%) Dell
9 99 (4.98%) EMC
10 91 (4.58%) Red Hat
11 86 (4.33%) Symantec
12 74 (3.73%) IBM
13 56 (2.82%) 3PAR
14 43 (2.17%) SolarWinds
15 37 (1.86%) Veeam
15 37 (1.86%) Intel
16 34 (1.71%) Juniper
17 29 (1.46%) Veritas
18 26 (1.31%) AppSense
19 25 (1.26%) Brocade
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
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Rate: £14 - £16 per annum + competitive
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