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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 136 263 486
Rank change year-on-year
+127 +223
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 743 314 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 0.70% 0.087%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.12% 3.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 165 22
Average daily rate
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£329 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 32 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +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
10442 10018 9268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.91% 22.47% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 5600 4971
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 926 1054
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +132 310 £363 -3.33% 134
South East +47 170 £315 +5.00% 70
East of England +35 60 £325 - 27
North West +45 59 £344 +14.66% 30
West Midlands +41 46 £363 -9.37% 22
South West -16 35 £254 +26.87% 32
Yorkshire -1 26 £275 -11.29% 26
East Midlands +38 25 £300 -10.44% 14
North East - 12 £265 -
Midlands - - - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1456 (100.00%) Windows
2 1071 (73.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 757 (51.99%) Active Directory
4 710 (48.76%) VMware
5 702 (48.21%) Microsoft
6 675 (46.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 451 (30.98%) MS Exchange
8 382 (26.24%) Citrix
9 381 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 306 (21.02%) DNS
11 291 (19.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 284 (19.51%) SQL Server
13 260 (17.86%) SQL
14 255 (17.51%) Hyper-V
15 254 (17.45%) SAN
16 249 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 245 (16.83%) Windows 7
18 242 (16.62%) ITIL
19 234 (16.07%) Migration
20 232 (15.93%) Cisco
21 227 (15.59%) HP
22 224 (15.38%) Firewall
23 221 (15.18%) SCCM
24 220 (15.11%) DHCP
25 216 (14.84%) PowerShell
26 197 (13.53%) Linux
27 196 (13.46%) MS Excel
28 193 (13.26%) MCSE
29 182 (12.50%) Finance
30 179 (12.29%) IIS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 451 (30.98%) MS Exchange
2 291 (19.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 179 (12.29%) IIS
4 158 (10.85%) SharePoint
5 157 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 142 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 123 (8.45%) Lync
8 99 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 48 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (2.54%) Apache
11 33 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
13 23 (1.58%) Tomcat
14 21 (1.44%) IBM Notes
15 19 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (1.10%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
17 13 (0.89%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 196 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 113 (7.76%) MS Office
3 13 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.76%) MS Project
5 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.069%) CATIA
7 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) assyst
2 10 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.55%) Agresso
5 7 (0.48%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.27%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
8 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.069%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.80%) Office 365
2 67 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.03%) IaaS
5 13 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.62%) SaaS
7 6 (0.41%) PaaS
8 5 (0.34%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 306 (21.02%) DNS
2 254 (17.45%) SAN
3 224 (15.38%) Firewall
4 220 (15.11%) DHCP
5 176 (12.09%) TCP/IP
6 171 (11.74%) LAN
7 147 (10.10%) WAN
8 91 (6.25%) VPN
9 73 (5.01%) NAS
10 62 (4.26%) Internet
11 61 (4.19%) VLAN
12 53 (3.64%) VoIP
13 49 (3.37%) NetScaler
14 41 (2.82%) SSL
15 38 (2.61%) MPLS
16 32 (2.20%) iSCSI
17 30 (2.06%) Wireless
18 26 (1.79%) HTTP
19 24 (1.65%) PBX
20 23 (1.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.51%) MySQL
8 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.41%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 29 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.89%) MSI
4 7 (0.48%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.21%) WiX
8 3 (0.21%) JIRA
9 2 (0.14%) Subversion
10 1 (0.069%) Log4j
10 1 (0.069%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.069%) Maven
10 1 (0.069%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.069%) JUnit
10 1 (0.069%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.069%) Toad
10 1 (0.069%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.069%) MSBuild
General
1 182 (12.50%) Finance
2 54 (3.71%) Banking
3 40 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.72%) Legal
5 15 (1.03%) Retail
6 14 (0.96%) Advertising
7 13 (0.89%) Marketing
8 12 (0.82%) Back Office
9 11 (0.76%) Local Government
10 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.55%) Publishing
12 7 (0.48%) Games
13 6 (0.41%) Automotive
14 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.27%) Law
16 3 (0.21%) Military
16 3 (0.21%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 223 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 152 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 151 (10.37%) Analyst
4 128 (8.79%) Consultant
5 127 (8.72%) 3rd Line Support
6 125 (8.59%) Server Engineer
7 93 (6.39%) Administrator
8 76 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
9 75 (5.15%) Support Analyst
10 73 (5.01%) Architect
11 63 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
12 58 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
13 49 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 44 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
15 41 (2.82%) IT Support
15 41 (2.82%) Desktop Support
16 40 (2.75%) Server Support
17 33 (2.27%) Developer
17 33 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 31 (2.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.08%) .NET
2 37 (2.54%) Web Services
3 29 (1.99%) ASP.NET
4 26 (1.79%) XML
5 23 (1.58%) HTML
6 20 (1.37%) REST
7 18 (1.24%) Application Packaging
8 15 (1.03%) MSMQ
9 13 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.89%) WCF
10 11 (0.76%) Middleware
11 9 (0.62%) Flash
12 8 (0.55%) CSS
12 8 (0.55%) JSP
12 8 (0.55%) LAMP
13 6 (0.41%) SOAP
14 5 (0.34%) jQuery
15 4 (0.27%) HTML5
15 4 (0.27%) JMS
16 3 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 158 (10.85%) Clustering
2 67 (4.60%) Blackberry
3 62 (4.26%) Replication
4 58 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (1.79%) PKI
5 26 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.03%) Open Source
8 14 (0.96%) CLARiiON
9 12 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 12 (0.82%) Thin Client
10 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.76%) CMDB
11 10 (0.69%) FMCG
11 10 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.62%) IVR
12 9 (0.62%) NHS
12 9 (0.62%) iPhone
13 8 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1456 (100.00%) Windows
2 1071 (73.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 675 (46.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 245 (16.83%) Windows 7
5 197 (13.53%) Linux
6 123 (8.45%) Windows XP
7 105 (7.21%) Windows 8
8 70 (4.81%) UNIX
9 61 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 30 (2.06%) Windows 2000
12 25 (1.72%) Solaris
13 18 (1.24%) CentOS
14 15 (1.03%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.03%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.69%) VMS
16 10 (0.69%) SUSE
17 8 (0.55%) Android
18 7 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (16.62%) ITIL
2 234 (16.07%) Migration
3 97 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 88 (6.04%) Change Management
5 71 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 56 (3.85%) Project Management
7 43 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 34 (2.34%) Load Balancing
10 32 (2.20%) Incident Management
11 31 (2.13%) Change Control
11 31 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (1.99%) Problem Management
13 28 (1.92%) Business Continuity
14 27 (1.85%) Service Delivery
14 27 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (1.79%) Asset Management
16 25 (1.72%) PRINCE2
16 25 (1.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (17.86%) SQL
2 216 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 44 (3.02%) VBScript
4 38 (2.61%) C#
5 34 (2.34%) Shell Script
6 26 (1.79%) Java
7 25 (1.72%) VB
8 23 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.03%) Perl
10 13 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.82%) XQuery
12 11 (0.76%) XPath
13 9 (0.62%) Python
14 8 (0.55%) Ruby
14 8 (0.55%) C
15 6 (0.41%) VBA
16 5 (0.34%) PHP
17 4 (0.27%) Scala
17 4 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 249 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (13.26%) MCSE
3 156 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 109 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 65 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (4.26%) MCITP
7 59 (4.05%) CCNA
8 47 (3.23%) MCSA
9 45 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (2.95%) MCP
11 33 (2.27%) DV Cleared
12 32 (2.20%) Degree
13 31 (2.13%) MCTS
14 24 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.58%) CCA
16 19 (1.30%) CCEA
17 16 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.10%) CCNP
18 11 (0.76%) RHCSA
19 7 (0.48%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.85%) SLA
2 18 (1.24%) QA
3 9 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 757 (51.99%) Active Directory
2 381 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (17.51%) Hyper-V
4 161 (11.06%) vSphere
5 147 (10.10%) XenApp
6 97 (6.66%) VMware ESX
7 79 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (2.88%) XenServer
11 33 (2.27%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.79%) vCloud
13 25 (1.72%) ISA Server
14 23 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 19 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (1.17%) NFS
17 15 (1.03%) UAG
18 14 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
19 12 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 10 (0.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 221 (15.18%) SCCM
2 153 (10.51%) SCOM
3 66 (4.53%) NetBackup
4 31 (2.13%) SCOrch
5 30 (2.06%) WSUS
6 28 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 21 (1.44%) Puppet
8 20 (1.37%) SCVMM
9 16 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (0.89%) HP SIM
12 12 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
14 10 (0.69%) BladeLogic
15 9 (0.62%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.62%) XenMobile
16 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 710 (48.76%) VMware
2 702 (48.21%) Microsoft
3 382 (26.24%) Citrix
4 232 (15.93%) Cisco
5 227 (15.59%) HP
6 104 (7.14%) NetApp
7 89 (6.11%) Dell
8 80 (5.49%) Symantec
9 77 (5.29%) EMC
9 77 (5.29%) Red Hat
10 61 (4.19%) IBM
11 52 (3.57%) Oracle
12 38 (2.61%) McAfee
13 37 (2.54%) 3PAR
14 34 (2.34%) Remedy
15 32 (2.20%) Veeam
16 31 (2.13%) CheckPoint
17 29 (1.99%) Altiris
18 26 (1.79%) Juniper
19 25 (1.72%) Veritas
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