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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 140 142 281
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +139
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 801 755 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.61% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.93% 7.03% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 391 166
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 30
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.65 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.00 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.78%
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
10095 10740 9914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.39% 22.89% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6187 6281 5497
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 864 914
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -27 241 £377 +7.59% 120
South East +23 233 £330 +5.17% 103
South West +43 81 £325 +30.00% 35
North West -4 78 £307 -18.13% 25
East of England +1 64 £325 -3.70% 24
West Midlands -23 35 £311 -11.07% 19
Yorkshire -2 32 £325 +18.18% 28
East Midlands -8 29 £275 -15.38% 17
North East -26 10 £280 +5.76% 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1638 (100.00%) Windows
2 1180 (72.04%) Windows Server
3 1083 (66.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 884 (53.97%) Active Directory
5 791 (48.29%) VMware
6 761 (46.46%) Microsoft
7 592 (36.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 429 (26.19%) SQL Server
9 414 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 402 (24.54%) MS Exchange
11 342 (20.88%) Citrix
12 340 (20.76%) SQL
13 336 (20.51%) ITIL
14 303 (18.50%) DNS
15 299 (18.25%) PowerShell
16 281 (17.16%) Windows 7
16 281 (17.16%) SCCM
17 265 (16.18%) Linux
18 263 (16.06%) Migration
19 250 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
20 242 (14.77%) SAN
21 231 (14.10%) HP
22 230 (14.04%) Cisco
23 226 (13.80%) Finance
24 224 (13.68%) Hyper-V
25 221 (13.49%) DHCP
26 213 (13.00%) MS Excel
27 212 (12.94%) vSphere
28 200 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
29 193 (11.78%) Firewall

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 402 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 250 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (11.05%) IIS
4 178 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 126 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 90 (5.49%) Skype for Business
7 72 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 36 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 29 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.59%) Apache
12 18 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.92%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.79%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.67%) CMS
17 8 (0.49%) Confluence
18 7 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
19 6 (0.37%) JBoss
20 5 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 213 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 143 (8.73%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.37%) MS Project
5 4 (0.24%) SPSS
6 3 (0.18%) HipChat
6 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.12%) Endur
7 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.061%) Magento
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.061%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.061%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 160 (9.77%) Office 365
2 81 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.61%) SaaS
5 7 (0.43%) IaaS
6 6 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.31%) PaaS
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.12%) Yammer
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.061%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.061%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.061%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 303 (18.50%) DNS
2 242 (14.77%) SAN
3 221 (13.49%) DHCP
4 193 (11.78%) Firewall
5 168 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 118 (7.20%) LAN
7 106 (6.47%) WAN
8 81 (4.95%) VPN
9 64 (3.91%) NetScaler
10 57 (3.48%) Internet
11 49 (2.99%) VLAN
11 49 (2.99%) VoIP
12 41 (2.50%) NAS
13 38 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
13 38 (2.32%) SSL
13 38 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (2.01%) Wireless
15 32 (1.95%) iSCSI
15 32 (1.95%) Skype
16 25 (1.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 164 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 155 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 29 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.73%) MySQL
12 11 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.67%) GIS
12 11 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.49%) DTS
14 7 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.43%) EDRMS
15 6 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.16%) Subversion
5 18 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.85%) JIRA
7 11 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.49%) SpecFlow
8 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.43%) Toad
9 7 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.37%) Hudson
11 5 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (0.31%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.31%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.31%) Maven
11 5 (0.31%) Selenium
12 4 (0.24%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 226 (13.80%) Finance
2 53 (3.24%) Banking
3 39 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 28 (1.71%) Retail
6 23 (1.40%) Back Office
7 20 (1.22%) Law
8 18 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.04%) Legal
10 16 (0.98%) Advertising
11 15 (0.92%) Military
12 12 (0.73%) Local Government
13 11 (0.67%) Games
14 9 (0.55%) Billing
15 8 (0.49%) Marketing
16 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.31%) Front Office
17 5 (0.31%) Publishing
17 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 242 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 227 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 175 (10.68%) Analyst
4 162 (9.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 136 (8.30%) Windows Engineer
6 98 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 90 (5.49%) Consultant
8 89 (5.43%) Architect
9 88 (5.37%) VMware Engineer
10 86 (5.25%) Administrator
11 82 (5.01%) Server Engineer
12 65 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
13 63 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
14 62 (3.79%) Developer
15 60 (3.66%) Support Analyst
16 59 (3.60%) DBA
17 55 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
17 55 (3.36%) Server Support
18 49 (2.99%) IT Engineer
19 47 (2.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.78%) .NET
2 47 (2.87%) Web Services
3 45 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 30 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 25 (1.53%) HTML
6 20 (1.22%) jQuery
7 19 (1.16%) Middleware
8 18 (1.10%) XML
9 16 (0.98%) CSS
10 15 (0.92%) Entity Framework
11 12 (0.73%) Ajax
12 10 (0.61%) JSON
12 10 (0.61%) WCF
13 9 (0.55%) HTML5
14 8 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (0.49%) SAML
15 7 (0.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
16 6 (0.37%) KnockoutJS
17 5 (0.31%) Breeze.js
17 5 (0.31%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.01%) Clustering
4 62 (3.79%) Replication
5 48 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.14%) NHS
7 32 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 28 (1.71%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.10%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.04%) PKI
13 13 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.79%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.67%) e-Health
14 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.67%) Fintech
14 11 (0.67%) HP Storage
14 11 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1638 (100.00%) Windows
2 1180 (72.04%) Windows Server
3 1083 (66.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 592 (36.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 281 (17.16%) Windows 7
6 265 (16.18%) Linux
7 117 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 90 (5.49%) Windows XP
9 89 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 84 (5.13%) Unix
11 41 (2.50%) Solaris
12 40 (2.44%) Windows 10
13 28 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 23 (1.40%) CentOS
15 19 (1.16%) Ubuntu
16 17 (1.04%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.85%) HPUX
18 13 (0.79%) Android
19 12 (0.73%) Windows 2000
20 10 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (20.51%) ITIL
2 263 (16.06%) Migration
3 111 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 87 (5.31%) Project Management
5 73 (4.46%) Service Delivery
6 64 (3.91%) Change Management
7 61 (3.72%) Service Management
8 54 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (3.11%) DevOps
9 51 (3.11%) Problem Management
9 51 (3.11%) Server Building
10 50 (3.05%) Configuration Management
11 44 (2.69%) High Availability
12 37 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 36 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (2.14%) Incident Management
14 35 (2.14%) Network Management
15 32 (1.95%) Patch Management
15 32 (1.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (1.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 340 (20.76%) SQL
2 299 (18.25%) PowerShell
3 51 (3.11%) VBScript
4 50 (3.05%) C#
5 49 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 49 (2.99%) T-SQL
6 29 (1.77%) Perl
7 27 (1.65%) VB
8 20 (1.22%) C
9 17 (1.04%) Python
10 15 (0.92%) Java
11 12 (0.73%) Ruby
11 12 (0.73%) VBA
12 10 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.43%) PHP
15 5 (0.31%) COBOL
15 5 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 200 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (11.78%) Security Cleared
3 149 (9.10%) SC Cleared
4 139 (8.49%) MCSE
5 104 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (5.37%) CCNA
7 78 (4.76%) MCSA
8 61 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 53 (3.24%) Degree
10 50 (3.05%) MCITP
11 24 (1.47%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.47%) MCP
12 23 (1.40%) CCNP
13 19 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.67%) VCP5
17 8 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.48%) SLA
2 27 (1.65%) QA
3 22 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.061%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 884 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 414 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 212 (12.94%) vSphere
5 178 (10.87%) XenApp
6 81 (4.95%) XenDesktop
7 65 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (3.72%) VMware ESX
9 46 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (2.14%) XenServer
11 31 (1.89%) vCloud
12 21 (1.28%) VMware Server
13 20 (1.22%) Terminal Server
14 18 (1.10%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.85%) BitLocker
15 14 (0.85%) NFS
16 12 (0.73%) Firmware
17 9 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 8 (0.49%) UAG
19 7 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 281 (17.16%) SCCM
2 150 (9.16%) SCOM
3 60 (3.66%) NetBackup
4 59 (3.60%) WSUS
5 37 (2.26%) Puppet
6 33 (2.01%) SCVMM
7 31 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.34%) Tivoli
9 21 (1.28%) Nagios
10 20 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.92%) Simpana
11 15 (0.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 15 (0.92%) vRealize
12 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 13 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
14 12 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 791 (48.29%) VMware
2 761 (46.46%) Microsoft
3 342 (20.88%) Citrix
4 231 (14.10%) HP
5 230 (14.04%) Cisco
6 122 (7.45%) NetApp
7 111 (6.78%) Oracle
8 94 (5.74%) EMC
9 87 (5.31%) Red Hat
10 80 (4.88%) Dell
11 58 (3.54%) Symantec
12 49 (2.99%) IBM
13 43 (2.63%) SolarWinds
14 33 (2.01%) CommVault
15 28 (1.71%) 3PAR
16 25 (1.53%) AppSense
16 25 (1.53%) Remedy
17 24 (1.47%) Sophos
18 20 (1.22%) Veritas
19 19 (1.16%) Mitel
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £19 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £324.72 - £360.80 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180.00 - £185.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £46 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
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Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
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Hampshire
LA International
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Kent
Senitor Associates
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Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
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