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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 175 335 560
Rank change year-on-year
+160 +225
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 640 244 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.26% 0.50% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.52% 2.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 123 6
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 £200 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £280
% change year-on-year
- +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 0
Average hourly rate £22.75 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
11597 10991 11354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 22.58% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6695 6254 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 965 1127
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +125 242 £375 +2.73% 83
South East +68 134 £307 -5.64% 64
East of England +21 67 £280 -20.00% 20
South West +3 51 £328 +3.14% 27
North West +31 47 £275 -11.29% 26
East Midlands +25 40 £325 +44.44% 10
West Midlands -3 30 £300 +81.81% 23
Yorkshire +13 21 £275 -2.65% 29
North East - 5 £265 - 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1193 (100.00%) Windows
2 856 (71.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 596 (49.96%) Active Directory
4 535 (44.84%) VMware
5 519 (43.50%) Microsoft
6 447 (37.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 371 (31.10%) MS Exchange
8 326 (27.33%) Citrix
9 269 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 237 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 231 (19.36%) SQL Server
12 230 (19.28%) SCCM
13 227 (19.03%) SQL
14 217 (18.19%) Hyper-V
15 209 (17.52%) SAN
16 207 (17.35%) DNS
17 205 (17.18%) Windows 7
18 189 (15.84%) Cisco
19 186 (15.59%) Microsoft Certification
20 184 (15.42%) ITIL
21 178 (14.92%) Firewall
22 165 (13.83%) DHCP
23 163 (13.66%) PowerShell
24 152 (12.74%) Migration
25 150 (12.57%) MS Excel
26 147 (12.32%) HP
27 143 (11.99%) XenApp
28 142 (11.90%) SharePoint
29 139 (11.65%) SCOM
30 135 (11.32%) vSphere

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 371 (31.10%) MS Exchange
2 269 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 119 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 108 (9.05%) IIS
6 96 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 89 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 70 (5.87%) Lync
9 29 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (1.51%) Apache
13 14 (1.17%) Tomcat
14 13 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
15 11 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.75%) IBM Notes
18 6 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
19 5 (0.42%) Confluence
19 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 150 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 70 (5.87%) MS Office
3 14 (1.17%) MS Project
4 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.67%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.17%) CATIA
8 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.084%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.084%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) assyst
4 2 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.084%) Agresso
5 1 (0.084%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.084%) Maximo
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.084%) Minerva
5 1 (0.084%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.084%) Summit
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.084%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.084%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.87%) Office 365
2 53 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.92%) IaaS
5 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.42%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 209 (17.52%) SAN
2 207 (17.35%) DNS
3 178 (14.92%) Firewall
4 165 (13.83%) DHCP
5 134 (11.23%) LAN
6 100 (8.38%) WAN
7 93 (7.80%) TCP/IP
8 55 (4.61%) VPN
9 40 (3.35%) Internet
10 38 (3.19%) NetScaler
11 26 (2.18%) NAS
12 24 (2.01%) Wireless
13 23 (1.93%) VoIP
14 21 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (1.76%) VLAN
15 18 (1.51%) SSL
16 17 (1.42%) Network Security
17 14 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
19 12 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (3.35%) SSDT
6 27 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.84%) MySQL
9 15 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.34%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.34%) DTS
16 3 (0.25%) Firebird
16 3 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 102 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 44 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 41 (3.44%) MSBuild
4 41 (3.44%) Artifactory
5 38 (3.19%) TeamCity
6 34 (2.85%) Maven
7 33 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (2.77%) Gradle
7 33 (2.77%) NuGet
8 12 (1.01%) JIRA
9 9 (0.75%) Subversion
10 8 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.59%) NUnit
11 7 (0.59%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.50%) MSI
13 5 (0.42%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.42%) AdminStudio
General
1 125 (10.48%) Finance
2 31 (2.60%) Banking
3 29 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.34%) Legal
4 16 (1.34%) Retail
5 14 (1.17%) Law
6 13 (1.09%) Advertising
7 11 (0.92%) Publishing
8 10 (0.84%) Local Government
9 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.50%) Back Office
11 5 (0.42%) Marketing
12 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Military
15 1 (0.084%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 172 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 110 (9.22%) Support Engineer
3 106 (8.89%) Consultant
4 103 (8.63%) Analyst
5 90 (7.54%) Administrator
6 84 (7.04%) Architect
7 77 (6.45%) Server Engineer
8 68 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 52 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
10 45 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
11 40 (3.35%) Support Analyst
12 39 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
12 39 (3.27%) Build Engineer
13 38 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 38 (3.19%) Developer
14 34 (2.85%) Build and Release Engineer
14 34 (2.85%) Release Engineer
15 33 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
16 31 (2.60%) Windows Server Engineer
16 31 (2.60%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.39%) .NET
2 49 (4.11%) .NET Framework
3 42 (3.52%) Web Services
4 32 (2.68%) WCF
5 31 (2.60%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.93%) WPF
7 21 (1.76%) LINQ
8 16 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (1.09%) XML
10 11 (0.92%) Application Packaging
11 10 (0.84%) XSLT
11 10 (0.84%) Middleware
12 9 (0.75%) jQuery
13 8 (0.67%) REST
14 4 (0.34%) Gherkin
14 4 (0.34%) MSMQ
14 4 (0.34%) Flash
14 4 (0.34%) ADSI
14 4 (0.34%) X-Windows
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.88%) Clustering
2 49 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 38 (3.19%) Replication
3 38 (3.19%) PKI
4 19 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.51%) Client/Server
6 17 (1.42%) iPad
7 13 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.92%) NHS
9 10 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.84%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.59%) Open Source
11 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.42%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.42%) iPhone
12 5 (0.42%) FMCG
13 4 (0.34%) CMDB
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
14 3 (0.25%) CLARiiON
14 3 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1193 (100.00%) Windows
2 856 (71.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 447 (37.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 205 (17.18%) Windows 7
5 109 (9.14%) Linux
6 105 (8.80%) Windows 8
7 99 (8.30%) Windows XP
8 42 (3.52%) UNIX
9 32 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 20 (1.68%) Windows 2000
12 16 (1.34%) Windows Vista
13 11 (0.92%) Solaris
13 11 (0.92%) CentOS
14 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.50%) Debian
14 6 (0.50%) AIX
15 4 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (15.42%) ITIL
2 152 (12.74%) Migration
3 65 (5.45%) Configuration Management
4 61 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 57 (4.78%) Project Management
6 49 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (3.44%) Automated Testing
9 39 (3.27%) Release Management
9 39 (3.27%) Change Management
10 35 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
11 33 (2.77%) PRINCE2
11 33 (2.77%) Automation Testing
12 32 (2.68%) Scrum
13 26 (2.18%) Business Continuity
14 25 (2.10%) Software Engineering
14 25 (2.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (2.01%) Incident Management
16 21 (1.76%) Capacity Planning
17 19 (1.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (19.03%) SQL
2 163 (13.66%) PowerShell
3 64 (5.36%) C#
4 25 (2.10%) VB
5 22 (1.84%) VBScript
6 21 (1.76%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 17 (1.42%) Java
8 13 (1.09%) C
9 12 (1.01%) Perl
9 12 (1.01%) Python
10 11 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.92%) Ruby
11 10 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.42%) PHP
14 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.25%) VBA
15 2 (0.17%) Korn
15 2 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 186 (15.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (10.81%) MCSE
3 86 (7.21%) Security Cleared
4 57 (4.78%) MCITP
5 51 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 47 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (3.86%) SC Cleared
8 43 (3.60%) CCNA
9 42 (3.52%) MCP
10 41 (3.44%) MCSA
11 35 (2.93%) MCTS
12 33 (2.77%) DV Cleared
13 27 (2.26%) Degree
14 22 (1.84%) CCNP
15 17 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (1.26%) CCA
17 13 (1.09%) VCP5
18 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
20 5 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.35%) SLA
2 27 (2.26%) QA
3 14 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.084%) COBIT
System Software
1 596 (49.96%) Active Directory
2 237 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (18.19%) Hyper-V
4 143 (11.99%) XenApp
5 135 (11.32%) vSphere
6 82 (6.87%) XenDesktop
7 78 (6.54%) VMware ESX
8 64 (5.36%) XenServer
9 50 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.17%) UAG
11 14 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.75%) vCloud
14 8 (0.67%) Xen
14 8 (0.67%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.59%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.59%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 230 (19.28%) SCCM
2 139 (11.65%) SCOM
3 35 (2.93%) Backup Exec
4 31 (2.60%) NetBackup
5 23 (1.93%) WSUS
6 21 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 20 (1.68%) SCOrch
8 19 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 19 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.17%) HP SIM
10 14 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (1.01%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.75%) SCDPM
14 8 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.59%) ARCserve
16 6 (0.50%) FortiGate
16 6 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 535 (44.84%) VMware
2 519 (43.50%) Microsoft
3 326 (27.33%) Citrix
4 189 (15.84%) Cisco
5 147 (12.32%) HP
6 70 (5.87%) NetApp
7 52 (4.36%) Symantec
8 51 (4.27%) EMC
9 47 (3.94%) Red Hat
9 47 (3.94%) Dell
10 44 (3.69%) IBM
11 39 (3.27%) Oracle
12 36 (3.02%) AppSense
13 33 (2.77%) Red Gate
14 27 (2.26%) CheckPoint
15 22 (1.84%) McAfee
16 20 (1.68%) 3PAR
17 19 (1.59%) SolarWinds
17 19 (1.59%) F5
18 18 (1.51%) Cyber-Ark
Cambridge
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago