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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 173 306 562
Rank change year-on-year
+133 +256
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 653 268 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 0.56% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.59% 2.42% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 133 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £216 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.50%
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
11681 11073 11305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 22.95% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6849 6380 5891
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 969 1144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +99 236 £375 +3.09% 117
South East +78 148 £300 -6.25% 77
East of England +11 58 £285 -25.24% 15
South West +1 56 £325 +2.36% 32
West Midlands +21 42 £275 - 20
North West +11 41 £275 +5.26% 22
East Midlands +21 39 £335 +48.88% 14
Yorkshire +10 19 £275 +10.00% 20
North East - 11 £280 - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1269 (100.00%) Windows
2 908 (71.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 614 (48.38%) Active Directory
4 562 (44.29%) VMware
5 553 (43.58%) Microsoft
6 503 (39.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 388 (30.58%) MS Exchange
8 338 (26.64%) Citrix
9 280 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 263 (20.72%) SQL Server
11 253 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 245 (19.31%) SQL
13 241 (18.99%) DNS
14 234 (18.44%) SCCM
15 220 (17.34%) Hyper-V
16 216 (17.02%) Windows 7
16 216 (17.02%) SAN
17 203 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 195 (15.37%) ITIL
19 189 (14.89%) DHCP
20 188 (14.81%) Cisco
20 188 (14.81%) Firewall
21 183 (14.42%) Migration
22 167 (13.16%) PowerShell
23 162 (12.77%) MS Excel
24 155 (12.21%) HP
25 153 (12.06%) SharePoint
26 151 (11.90%) SCOM
27 147 (11.58%) XenApp
28 143 (11.27%) vSphere

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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
1 388 (30.58%) MS Exchange
2 280 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 153 (12.06%) SharePoint
4 136 (10.72%) IIS
5 128 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 115 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 99 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 77 (6.07%) Lync
9 32 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (2.29%) Apache
12 21 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 19 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.87%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.79%) IBM Notes
19 6 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
19 6 (0.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 162 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 73 (5.75%) MS Office
3 15 (1.18%) MS Project
4 12 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.55%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) CATIA
8 1 (0.079%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.079%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.32%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.32%) assyst
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.16%) Summit
4 2 (0.16%) Maximo
4 2 (0.16%) Agresso
4 2 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.079%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.079%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.079%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.91%) Office 365
2 54 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.02%) IaaS
5 11 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.55%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.47%) SaaS
8 5 (0.39%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 241 (18.99%) DNS
2 216 (17.02%) SAN
3 189 (14.89%) DHCP
4 188 (14.81%) Firewall
5 136 (10.72%) LAN
6 125 (9.85%) TCP/IP
7 107 (8.43%) WAN
8 62 (4.89%) VPN
9 47 (3.70%) Internet
10 42 (3.31%) NetScaler
11 32 (2.52%) NAS
12 26 (2.05%) VLAN
13 25 (1.97%) SSL
14 24 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (1.81%) Wireless
16 22 (1.73%) VoIP
17 15 (1.18%) Network Security
18 14 (1.10%) IPsec
18 14 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
18 14 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (3.23%) SSDT
6 28 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (2.13%) MySQL
8 25 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (0.32%) DTS
14 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 97 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 86 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 44 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 41 (3.23%) MSBuild
4 41 (3.23%) Artifactory
5 40 (3.15%) TeamCity
6 34 (2.68%) Maven
7 33 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (2.60%) NuGet
7 33 (2.60%) Gradle
8 13 (1.02%) JIRA
9 9 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.71%) Subversion
10 8 (0.63%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.55%) NUnit
11 7 (0.55%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.47%) MSI
13 5 (0.39%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 127 (10.01%) Finance
2 36 (2.84%) Banking
3 31 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.42%) Advertising
5 17 (1.34%) Legal
6 15 (1.18%) Retail
7 14 (1.10%) Law
8 11 (0.87%) Publishing
8 11 (0.87%) Local Government
8 11 (0.87%) Marketing
9 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.63%) Back Office
10 5 (0.39%) Automotive
10 5 (0.39%) Military
11 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 2 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.079%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (9.22%) Analyst
3 113 (8.90%) Support Engineer
4 104 (8.20%) Consultant
5 93 (7.33%) Architect
6 92 (7.25%) Administrator
7 86 (6.78%) Server Engineer
8 76 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 51 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 50 (3.94%) Support Analyst
11 45 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 45 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 43 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (3.23%) Developer
13 41 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (3.07%) Build Engineer
15 34 (2.68%) Release Engineer
15 34 (2.68%) Server Support
15 34 (2.68%) Build and Release Engineer
16 31 (2.44%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.93%) .NET
2 50 (3.94%) .NET Framework
3 43 (3.39%) Web Services
4 32 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 32 (2.52%) WCF
5 23 (1.81%) WPF
6 20 (1.58%) LINQ
6 20 (1.58%) XML
7 13 (1.02%) Middleware
7 13 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (0.95%) Application Packaging
9 11 (0.87%) XSLT
10 10 (0.79%) Flash
11 8 (0.63%) jQuery
11 8 (0.63%) REST
12 7 (0.55%) HTML
13 6 (0.47%) CSS
14 5 (0.39%) LAMP
15 4 (0.32%) X-Windows
15 4 (0.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.67%) Clustering
2 66 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.47%) Replication
3 44 (3.47%) Blackberry
4 38 (2.99%) PKI
5 21 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.10%) iPad
8 11 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.79%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.71%) CLARiiON
10 9 (0.71%) Open Source
11 8 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.63%) NHS
12 6 (0.47%) CMDB
12 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.39%) User Experience
13 5 (0.39%) FMCG
14 4 (0.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1269 (100.00%) Windows
2 908 (71.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 503 (39.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 216 (17.02%) Windows 7
5 132 (10.40%) Linux
6 108 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 98 (7.72%) Windows XP
8 54 (4.26%) UNIX
9 39 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (2.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 24 (1.89%) Windows 2000
12 16 (1.26%) Windows Vista
13 13 (1.02%) Solaris
13 13 (1.02%) CentOS
14 8 (0.63%) AIX
15 7 (0.55%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.39%) SUSE
18 3 (0.24%) Android
18 3 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (15.37%) ITIL
2 183 (14.42%) Migration
3 77 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (5.75%) Configuration Management
5 69 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (4.65%) Project Management
6 59 (4.65%) Change Management
7 43 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (3.15%) Automated Testing
9 38 (2.99%) Release Management
10 33 (2.60%) Automation Testing
10 33 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
11 30 (2.36%) Business Continuity
12 29 (2.29%) Scrum
13 26 (2.05%) Software Engineering
13 26 (2.05%) PRINCE2
14 25 (1.97%) Incident Management
14 25 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (1.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 245 (19.31%) SQL
2 167 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 69 (5.44%) C#
4 27 (2.13%) Java
4 27 (2.13%) VB
5 26 (2.05%) VBScript
6 25 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 19 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.18%) Perl
9 12 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.87%) C
11 9 (0.71%) Python
11 9 (0.71%) Ruby
11 9 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.39%) VBA
13 5 (0.39%) PHP
14 4 (0.32%) Jython
14 4 (0.32%) Korn
14 4 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 203 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (10.56%) MCSE
3 116 (9.14%) Security Cleared
4 65 (5.12%) SC Cleared
5 52 (4.10%) MCITP
6 45 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (3.31%) MCSA
8 41 (3.23%) MCP
9 39 (3.07%) DV Cleared
10 38 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (2.68%) CCNA
12 29 (2.29%) MCTS
13 27 (2.13%) Degree
14 18 (1.42%) CCNP
15 13 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.87%) VCP5
18 10 (0.79%) CCA
19 5 (0.39%) CCEA
19 5 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.68%) SLA
2 25 (1.97%) QA
3 15 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.079%) COBIT
System Software
1 614 (48.38%) Active Directory
2 253 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (17.34%) Hyper-V
4 147 (11.58%) XenApp
5 143 (11.27%) vSphere
6 90 (7.09%) VMware ESX
7 81 (6.38%) XenDesktop
8 68 (5.36%) XenServer
9 45 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 16 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (1.02%) UAG
14 11 (0.87%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.63%) Xen
15 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 8 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (0.55%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 234 (18.44%) SCCM
2 151 (11.90%) SCOM
3 50 (3.94%) NetBackup
4 40 (3.15%) Backup Exec
5 28 (2.21%) WSUS
6 26 (2.05%) SCOrch
7 24 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 22 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 21 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (1.26%) HP SIM
12 15 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 14 (1.10%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.95%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.71%) ARCserve
16 8 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 7 (0.55%) Puppet
17 7 (0.55%) Data Guard
18 6 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 562 (44.29%) VMware
2 553 (43.58%) Microsoft
3 338 (26.64%) Citrix
4 188 (14.81%) Cisco
5 155 (12.21%) HP
6 73 (5.75%) NetApp
7 70 (5.52%) Symantec
8 63 (4.96%) EMC
9 55 (4.33%) Red Hat
10 52 (4.10%) Dell
11 49 (3.86%) IBM
12 45 (3.55%) Oracle
13 36 (2.84%) AppSense
14 33 (2.60%) Red Gate
15 31 (2.44%) CheckPoint
16 27 (2.13%) McAfee
17 24 (1.89%) Remedy
18 21 (1.65%) SolarWinds
19 20 (1.58%) Intel
20 19 (1.50%) 3PAR
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
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Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: From £240 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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