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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 137 251 494
Rank change year-on-year
+114 +243
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 792 351 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.60% 0.75% 0.090%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.84% 3.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 204 28
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £222 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -3.12%
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
11585 10648 9916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.37% 22.74% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6961 6073 5308
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 966 1058
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +121 309 £363 -3.33% 83
South East +55 209 £338 +5.88% 58
East of England +11 60 £288 -23.33% 15
North West +21 50 £351 +55.77% 9
Yorkshire +9 48 £295 - 21
West Midlands +39 46 £350 - 18
East Midlands +33 30 £230 -30.30% 11
South West -29 26 £353 +31.77% 38
North East - 16 £265 - 2
Midlands - - - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1448 (100.00%) Windows
2 1083 (74.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 754 (52.07%) Active Directory
4 697 (48.14%) VMware
5 672 (46.41%) Microsoft
6 666 (45.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 458 (31.63%) MS Exchange
8 397 (27.42%) Citrix
9 358 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 323 (22.31%) DNS
11 305 (21.06%) Exchange Server 2010
12 273 (18.85%) Hyper-V
13 265 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 264 (18.23%) SQL
15 263 (18.16%) SQL Server
16 261 (18.02%) SAN
17 247 (17.06%) ITIL
18 243 (16.78%) Cisco
19 241 (16.64%) Windows 7
20 240 (16.57%) Firewall
21 234 (16.16%) DHCP
22 227 (15.68%) HP
22 227 (15.68%) SCCM
23 220 (15.19%) Migration
24 213 (14.71%) PowerShell
25 200 (13.81%) MCSE
26 199 (13.74%) Linux
27 196 (13.54%) MS Excel
28 181 (12.50%) Finance
29 175 (12.09%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 458 (31.63%) MS Exchange
2 305 (21.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 171 (11.81%) SharePoint
4 166 (11.46%) IIS
5 159 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 151 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 130 (8.98%) Lync
8 96 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 44 (3.04%) Apache
10 43 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (1.93%) Tomcat
12 26 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.31%) IBM Notes
16 16 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (1.10%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.83%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
18 10 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 196 (13.54%) MS Excel
2 116 (8.01%) MS Office
3 14 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.69%) MS Project
5 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.069%) CATIA
8 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.069%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Agresso
2 8 (0.55%) assyst
3 6 (0.41%) ResourceLink
3 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.28%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.14%) Maximo
6 2 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.069%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 98 (6.77%) Office 365
2 64 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.76%) IaaS
4 11 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.69%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.55%) SaaS
7 6 (0.41%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.069%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 323 (22.31%) DNS
2 261 (18.02%) SAN
3 240 (16.57%) Firewall
4 234 (16.16%) DHCP
5 175 (12.09%) TCP/IP
6 174 (12.02%) LAN
7 141 (9.74%) WAN
8 96 (6.63%) VPN
9 71 (4.90%) NAS
10 63 (4.35%) VLAN
11 61 (4.21%) Internet
12 51 (3.52%) VoIP
13 50 (3.45%) NetScaler
14 43 (2.97%) SSL
15 34 (2.35%) MPLS
16 31 (2.14%) Wireless
17 29 (2.00%) iSCSI
17 29 (2.00%) LDAP
18 23 (1.59%) PBX
19 21 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 69 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (2.07%) MySQL
6 26 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.35%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 22 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.76%) MSI
4 9 (0.62%) JIRA
5 7 (0.48%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.35%) Subversion
7 5 (0.35%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.28%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.21%) NUnit
9 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.14%) Maven
11 1 (0.069%) JUnit
General
1 181 (12.50%) Finance
2 52 (3.59%) Banking
3 42 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.31%) Legal
5 18 (1.24%) Advertising
6 16 (1.10%) Marketing
7 15 (1.04%) Retail
8 12 (0.83%) Local Government
9 10 (0.69%) Back Office
10 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.48%) Publishing
13 6 (0.41%) Games
14 5 (0.35%) Military
14 5 (0.35%) Automotive
14 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.21%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 220 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 168 (11.60%) Analyst
3 144 (9.94%) Support Engineer
4 129 (8.91%) Server Engineer
5 122 (8.43%) Consultant
6 112 (7.73%) 3rd Line Support
7 94 (6.49%) Administrator
8 77 (5.32%) Support Analyst
8 77 (5.32%) Architect
9 75 (5.18%) Wintel Engineer
10 61 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
11 55 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
12 46 (3.18%) Server Support
13 43 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 42 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 39 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 38 (2.62%) Desktop Support
16 38 (2.62%) IT Support
17 32 (2.21%) Infrastructure Architect
18 31 (2.14%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.21%) .NET
2 34 (2.35%) Web Services
3 18 (1.24%) ASP.NET
3 18 (1.24%) HTML
4 14 (0.97%) Application Packaging
5 13 (0.90%) XML
5 13 (0.90%) Middleware
6 11 (0.76%) Flash
6 11 (0.76%) REST
7 10 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.55%) LAMP
9 7 (0.48%) CSS
10 6 (0.41%) MSMQ
10 6 (0.41%) WCF
10 6 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.35%) jQuery
11 5 (0.35%) SOAP
11 5 (0.35%) ADSI
12 4 (0.28%) JMS
12 4 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 170 (11.74%) Clustering
2 70 (4.83%) Blackberry
3 67 (4.63%) Replication
4 58 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (2.28%) PKI
6 26 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.17%) Open Source
9 14 (0.97%) CLARiiON
10 12 (0.83%) Thin Client
10 12 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 12 (0.83%) iPad
11 10 (0.69%) CMDB
11 10 (0.69%) FMCG
11 10 (0.69%) NHS
12 9 (0.62%) IVR
12 9 (0.62%) iPhone
12 9 (0.62%) iSeries
12 9 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1448 (100.00%) Windows
2 1083 (74.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 666 (45.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 241 (16.64%) Windows 7
5 199 (13.74%) Linux
6 122 (8.43%) Windows XP
7 121 (8.36%) Windows 8
8 76 (5.25%) UNIX
9 63 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (3.11%) Windows 2000 Server
11 31 (2.14%) Windows 2000
12 25 (1.73%) Solaris
13 22 (1.52%) CentOS
14 17 (1.17%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.83%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.83%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.69%) VMS
17 8 (0.55%) SUSE
17 8 (0.55%) Android
18 7 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (17.06%) ITIL
2 220 (15.19%) Migration
3 93 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 79 (5.46%) Change Management
5 66 (4.56%) Configuration Management
6 62 (4.28%) Project Management
7 40 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 36 (2.49%) Load Balancing
10 33 (2.28%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (2.14%) Incident Management
11 31 (2.14%) Service Delivery
12 29 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (1.93%) PRINCE2
14 27 (1.86%) Business Continuity
15 26 (1.80%) Change Control
15 26 (1.80%) Problem Management
16 25 (1.73%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (1.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (1.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 264 (18.23%) SQL
2 213 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 39 (2.69%) Shell Script
4 37 (2.56%) VBScript
5 35 (2.42%) C#
6 27 (1.86%) VB
7 25 (1.73%) Java
8 19 (1.31%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.04%) Perl
10 14 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.62%) C
13 7 (0.48%) Python
13 7 (0.48%) Ruby
14 6 (0.41%) VBA
15 5 (0.35%) PHP
16 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.28%) Korn
16 4 (0.28%) Jython
16 4 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 265 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 200 (13.81%) MCSE
3 151 (10.43%) Security Cleared
4 100 (6.91%) SC Cleared
5 63 (4.35%) MCITP
6 56 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (3.66%) CCNA
8 51 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 49 (3.38%) MCP
10 47 (3.25%) MCSA
11 44 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 32 (2.21%) Degree
13 29 (2.00%) MCTS
14 23 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (1.38%) CCA
16 18 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.10%) CCEA
18 13 (0.90%) CCNP
19 11 (0.76%) RHCSA
20 7 (0.48%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.59%) SLA
2 18 (1.24%) QA
3 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 754 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 358 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (18.85%) Hyper-V
4 175 (12.09%) vSphere
5 158 (10.91%) XenApp
6 100 (6.91%) VMware ESX
7 78 (5.39%) XenDesktop
8 62 (4.28%) XenServer
9 44 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (2.14%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.73%) ISA Server
13 22 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 21 (1.45%) vCloud
15 20 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.90%) NFS
17 12 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 12 (0.83%) UAG
18 11 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
19 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 227 (15.68%) SCCM
2 161 (11.12%) SCOM
3 69 (4.77%) NetBackup
4 35 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 32 (2.21%) WSUS
6 31 (2.14%) SCOrch
7 23 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 18 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (1.24%) HP SIM
8 18 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.17%) Puppet
10 16 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.90%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.62%) BladeLogic
15 8 (0.55%) ARCserve
15 8 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 697 (48.14%) VMware
2 672 (46.41%) Microsoft
3 397 (27.42%) Citrix
4 243 (16.78%) Cisco
5 227 (15.68%) HP
6 106 (7.32%) NetApp
7 90 (6.22%) Dell
8 85 (5.87%) Red Hat
9 84 (5.80%) Symantec
10 73 (5.04%) EMC
11 69 (4.77%) IBM
12 51 (3.52%) Oracle
13 41 (2.83%) McAfee
14 38 (2.62%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.14%) Veeam
16 29 (2.00%) Juniper
17 28 (1.93%) Remedy
17 28 (1.93%) 3PAR
18 27 (1.86%) Altiris
18 27 (1.86%) Veritas
London
Explore Group
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £225 - 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-550 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidstone
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
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