The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 221 403 -
Rank change year-on-year
+182 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 492 100 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.23% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.39% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 270 56 0
Average daily rate £325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11199 9152 11290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.82% 21.24% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6350 4955 5888
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 949 1112
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2012
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +88 169 £360 -15.29% 78
South East +86 137 £328 +19.09% 61
South West +22 44 £288 +64.28% 17
North West +18 37 £263 +75.00% 26
East of England +3 33 £250 -9.09% 16
West Midlands +4 24 £265 +26.19% 15
Yorkshire -1 24 £400 +53.84% 19
North East - 10 £261 - 3
East Midlands -1 9 £125 -47.36% 5
Midlands - 6 £500 -
Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 804 (100.00%) Windows
2 577 (71.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 454 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 383 (47.64%) VMware
5 373 (46.39%) Microsoft
6 322 (40.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 263 (32.71%) MS Exchange
8 211 (26.24%) Citrix
9 207 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 188 (23.38%) SQL Server
11 180 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 171 (21.27%) SQL
13 163 (20.27%) Hyper-V
13 163 (20.27%) SCCM
14 155 (19.28%) ITIL
14 155 (19.28%) HP
15 154 (19.15%) SAN
16 150 (18.66%) DNS
17 148 (18.41%) PowerShell
18 134 (16.67%) Cisco
19 131 (16.29%) Windows 7
20 123 (15.30%) SCOM
21 117 (14.55%) DHCP
22 116 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
23 106 (13.18%) vSphere
24 101 (12.56%) Finance
25 97 (12.06%) Firewall
26 95 (11.82%) XenApp
27 90 (11.19%) SharePoint
28 89 (11.07%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 263 (32.71%) MS Exchange
2 180 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (11.19%) SharePoint
4 74 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (8.33%) IIS
6 55 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 44 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (3.36%) Lync
9 22 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.74%) Lotus Domino
13 13 (1.62%) IBM Notes
13 13 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.62%) Apache
15 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
15 5 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 89 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.10%) MS Office
3 8 (1.00%) MS Project
4 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Minerva
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.10%) Office 365
2 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 154 (19.15%) SAN
2 150 (18.66%) DNS
3 117 (14.55%) DHCP
4 97 (12.06%) Firewall
5 86 (10.70%) LAN
6 65 (8.08%) WAN
7 54 (6.72%) TCP/IP
8 26 (3.23%) Internet
8 26 (3.23%) VPN
9 24 (2.99%) Wireless
9 24 (2.99%) NetScaler
10 17 (2.11%) Network Security
11 16 (1.99%) VoIP
12 14 (1.74%) NAS
13 11 (1.37%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.24%) SSL
15 9 (1.12%) VLAN
15 9 (1.12%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.12%) IPsec
16 6 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (3.61%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 14 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.62%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.24%) MySQL
11 7 (0.87%) SSDT
12 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.50%) QlikView
14 4 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
15 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (6.34%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.49%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.12%) MSBuild
5 7 (0.87%) Maven
5 7 (0.87%) NuGet
5 7 (0.87%) Gradle
5 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.62%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.50%) Apache Continuum
7 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.37%) Subversion
9 2 (0.25%) Selenium
9 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 101 (12.56%) Finance
2 27 (3.36%) Banking
3 13 (1.62%) Legal
3 13 (1.62%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.37%) Retail
6 10 (1.24%) Law
7 8 (1.00%) Back Office
7 8 (1.00%) Local Government
8 7 (0.87%) Publishing
9 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.62%) Electronics
9 5 (0.62%) Front Office
9 5 (0.62%) Advertising
10 3 (0.37%) Marketing
10 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.25%) French Language
11 2 (0.25%) Games
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (11.44%) Support Engineer
3 71 (8.83%) Analyst
4 68 (8.46%) Server Engineer
5 67 (8.33%) Consultant
6 54 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 52 (6.47%) Administrator
8 47 (5.85%) Architect
9 38 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
10 33 (4.10%) Developer
11 30 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
12 29 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 27 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.11%) Server Support
14 25 (3.11%) Desktop Support
14 25 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
15 24 (2.99%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.86%) Network Engineer
17 22 (2.74%) DBA
18 20 (2.49%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.95%) .NET
2 29 (3.61%) ASP.NET
3 27 (3.36%) WCF
4 21 (2.61%) WPF
4 21 (2.61%) LINQ
5 20 (2.49%) XML
6 19 (2.36%) Web Services
7 15 (1.87%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.24%) XSLT
9 9 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.12%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.00%) jQuery
11 4 (0.50%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.37%) HTML
12 3 (0.37%) EDI
12 3 (0.37%) WinForms
13 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (0.25%) EDIFACT
13 2 (0.25%) WSH
14 1 (0.12%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.96%) Clustering
2 41 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 19 (2.36%) Replication
4 17 (2.11%) PKI
5 12 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 12 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.12%) NHS
7 8 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.00%) Hedge funds
8 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.87%) Wiki
9 6 (0.75%) iPad
10 5 (0.62%) Firmware
10 5 (0.62%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.50%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.50%) iPhone
11 4 (0.50%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 804 (100.00%) Windows
2 577 (71.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 322 (40.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (16.29%) Windows 7
5 79 (9.83%) Windows XP
6 72 (8.96%) Linux
7 71 (8.83%) Windows 8
8 40 (4.98%) UNIX
9 26 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 18 (2.24%) Solaris
11 13 (1.62%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.49%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.00%) Debian
15 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.62%) AIX
16 5 (0.62%) Android
17 4 (0.50%) CentOS
18 3 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (19.28%) ITIL
2 74 (9.20%) Migration
3 53 (6.59%) Change Management
4 51 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
7 26 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 26 (3.23%) Scrum
7 26 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 25 (3.11%) Software Engineering
9 23 (2.86%) Project Management
10 22 (2.74%) Data Protection
11 21 (2.61%) Configuration Management
12 19 (2.36%) CRM
12 19 (2.36%) Business Continuity
12 19 (2.36%) Load Balancing
12 19 (2.36%) High Availability
12 19 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (2.24%) Test Scripting
14 17 (2.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 171 (21.27%) SQL
2 148 (18.41%) PowerShell
3 57 (7.09%) C#
4 17 (2.11%) VBScript
4 17 (2.11%) VB
5 16 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 14 (1.74%) C
7 13 (1.62%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.49%) Python
9 10 (1.24%) Ruby
9 10 (1.24%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.00%) Perl
11 7 (0.87%) PHP
12 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Java
14 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.37%) LINC
16 1 (0.12%) C++
16 1 (0.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 116 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (9.33%) MCSE
3 54 (6.72%) Security Cleared
4 45 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 40 (4.98%) MCITP
6 37 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (3.98%) CCNA
7 32 (3.98%) MCSA
8 27 (3.36%) Degree
9 23 (2.86%) MCTS
10 22 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (1.87%) CCA
13 14 (1.74%) MCP
14 12 (1.49%) CCNP
15 10 (1.24%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
17 7 (0.87%) VCDX
18 6 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.73%) SLA
2 25 (3.11%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 454 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 207 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (20.27%) Hyper-V
4 106 (13.18%) vSphere
5 95 (11.82%) XenApp
6 65 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (6.09%) VMware ESX
8 43 (5.35%) XenDesktop
9 35 (4.35%) XenServer
10 19 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.37%) vCloud
14 7 (0.87%) UAG
14 7 (0.87%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.87%) Xen
15 6 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.75%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 163 (20.27%) SCCM
2 123 (15.30%) SCOM
3 22 (2.74%) SCVMM
4 18 (2.24%) Backup Exec
5 17 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.99%) WSUS
6 16 (1.99%) SCDPM
7 13 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.37%) SCSM
9 11 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
9 11 (1.37%) Data Guard
10 9 (1.12%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.00%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.00%) ARCserve
12 7 (0.87%) Nagios
12 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.75%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 383 (47.64%) VMware
2 373 (46.39%) Microsoft
3 211 (26.24%) Citrix
4 155 (19.28%) HP
5 134 (16.67%) Cisco
6 62 (7.71%) Oracle
7 47 (5.85%) NetApp
8 38 (4.73%) EMC
9 32 (3.98%) Dell
10 23 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 23 (2.86%) Remedy
11 22 (2.74%) IBM
12 21 (2.61%) Symantec
12 21 (2.61%) Altiris
13 20 (2.49%) BMC
14 19 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 19 (2.36%) AppSense
14 19 (2.36%) F5
15 13 (1.62%) Websense
15 13 (1.62%) Lotus
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