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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 107 173 350
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +177
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 985 604 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 1.24% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.68% 5.36% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 336 106
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £306
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 29 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.40 £19.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £37.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.31 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -25.00%
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
11349 11267 10029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.33% 23.14% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6735 6505 5589
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 964 953
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +61 369 £325 -13.33% 119
South East +43 256 £363 +3.57% 72
East of England +9 96 £350 +64.70% 21
South West +38 76 £325 +30.00% 30
Yorkshire +14 55 £300 -11.11% 27
West Midlands +6 39 £350 +15.51% 27
North West -22 35 £306 +22.50% 36
East Midlands +8 34 £269 -2.27% 10
North East -1 23 £375 +50.00% 4
Midlands - 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1909 (100.00%) Windows
2 1342 (70.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1024 (53.64%) Active Directory
4 997 (52.23%) VMware
5 853 (44.68%) Microsoft
6 731 (38.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 546 (28.60%) MS Exchange
8 501 (26.24%) Citrix
9 487 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 474 (24.83%) SQL Server
11 377 (19.75%) SQL
12 358 (18.75%) SAN
12 358 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 353 (18.49%) ITIL
14 336 (17.60%) DNS
15 328 (17.18%) Cisco
16 320 (16.76%) Migration
16 320 (16.76%) SCCM
17 318 (16.66%) Windows 7
18 291 (15.24%) PowerShell
19 279 (14.61%) Hyper-V
20 278 (14.56%) HP
21 273 (14.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 243 (12.73%) XenApp
23 242 (12.68%) DHCP
24 240 (12.57%) IIS
25 230 (12.05%) Linux
26 229 (12.00%) Firewall
27 222 (11.63%) Finance
27 222 (11.63%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 546 (28.60%) MS Exchange
2 358 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 240 (12.57%) IIS
4 184 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 165 (8.64%) SharePoint
6 150 (7.86%) Lync
7 130 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 92 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
10 37 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 24 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.89%) NetWeaver
14 16 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.79%) JBoss
16 14 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 13 (0.68%) Apache
18 12 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
19 10 (0.52%) SAS
19 10 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 222 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 143 (7.49%) MS Office
3 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.26%) MS Project
4 5 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 21 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.16%) Agresso
6 2 (0.10%) assyst
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.052%) Endur
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.49%) Office 365
2 106 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.20%) IaaS
5 10 (0.52%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.31%) SaaS
8 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.16%) PaaS
10 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.052%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.052%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 358 (18.75%) SAN
2 336 (17.60%) DNS
3 242 (12.68%) DHCP
4 229 (12.00%) Firewall
5 194 (10.16%) LAN
6 181 (9.48%) WAN
7 151 (7.91%) TCP/IP
8 99 (5.19%) VPN
9 82 (4.30%) NAS
10 64 (3.35%) VLAN
11 55 (2.88%) Internet
12 46 (2.41%) Wireless
13 43 (2.25%) VoIP
14 30 (1.57%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.52%) MPLS
16 26 (1.36%) iSCSI
17 25 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (1.31%) LDAP
18 24 (1.26%) Network Security
19 23 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 143 (7.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (0.89%) SAP HANA
12 16 (0.84%) MySQL
13 12 (0.63%) WhereScape RED
14 9 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.47%) OLAP
15 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.42%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.58%) MSI
4 8 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.42%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (0.37%) Subversion
6 5 (0.26%) JIRA
6 5 (0.26%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.21%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.16%) Toad
8 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.16%) Hudson
8 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.16%) WiX
8 3 (0.16%) NuGet
8 3 (0.16%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 222 (11.63%) Finance
2 48 (2.51%) Banking
3 33 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.52%) Legal
5 24 (1.26%) Retail
6 23 (1.20%) Law
6 23 (1.20%) Back Office
7 18 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.63%) Marketing
9 10 (0.52%) Publishing
10 9 (0.47%) Advertising
10 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.42%) Automotive
12 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.21%) Local Government
14 4 (0.21%) Military
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) Front Office
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 271 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 203 (10.63%) Analyst
3 182 (9.53%) Support Engineer
4 154 (8.07%) 3rd Line Support
5 151 (7.91%) Server Engineer
6 139 (7.28%) Administrator
7 135 (7.07%) Consultant
8 126 (6.60%) Architect
9 106 (5.55%) Support Analyst
10 90 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
10 90 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
11 80 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 69 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
13 66 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 61 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 57 (2.99%) Developer
16 54 (2.83%) Desktop Support
17 53 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
18 52 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
19 48 (2.51%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (6.55%) .NET
2 53 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 43 (2.25%) Web Services
4 39 (2.04%) XML
5 29 (1.52%) HTML
6 27 (1.41%) Middleware
7 26 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 21 (1.10%) Application Packaging
9 18 (0.94%) WCF
10 14 (0.73%) CSS
10 14 (0.73%) REST
11 13 (0.68%) jQuery
12 10 (0.52%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (0.47%) JSON
13 9 (0.47%) SAP Basis
14 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 8 (0.42%) SOAP
14 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 175 (9.17%) Clustering
3 77 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 35 (1.83%) PKI
6 34 (1.78%) Client/Server
7 29 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.52%) Fat Client
8 26 (1.36%) EqualLogic
9 25 (1.31%) EMC VNX
9 25 (1.31%) Replication
10 20 (1.05%) NHS
10 20 (1.05%) Symmetrix DMX
10 20 (1.05%) HP Storage
11 19 (1.00%) Symmetrix
12 18 (0.94%) iPhone
13 16 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.79%) Computer Science
15 14 (0.73%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1909 (100.00%) Windows
2 1342 (70.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 731 (38.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 318 (16.66%) Windows 7
5 230 (12.05%) Linux
6 161 (8.43%) Windows 8
7 120 (6.29%) Windows XP
8 81 (4.24%) UNIX
9 68 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 38 (1.99%) Android
12 31 (1.62%) Solaris
13 27 (1.41%) CentOS
14 25 (1.31%) HPUX
15 23 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.20%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.73%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (18.49%) ITIL
2 320 (16.76%) Migration
3 94 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 93 (4.87%) Change Management
5 82 (4.30%) Server Building
6 81 (4.24%) Project Management
7 65 (3.40%) Configuration Management
8 59 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (2.83%) Problem Management
10 52 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
11 50 (2.62%) Incident Management
12 49 (2.57%) Change Control
13 41 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
14 40 (2.10%) Load Balancing
15 39 (2.04%) PRINCE2
16 35 (1.83%) Performance Tuning
17 33 (1.73%) CRM
18 32 (1.68%) Service Delivery
18 32 (1.68%) Technical Architecture
19 31 (1.62%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 377 (19.75%) SQL
2 291 (15.24%) PowerShell
3 55 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 46 (2.41%) C#
5 42 (2.20%) VBScript
5 42 (2.20%) VB
6 28 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.36%) Java
8 25 (1.31%) Python
9 24 (1.26%) Perl
10 23 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 21 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.73%) C
12 14 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.58%) XQuery
13 11 (0.58%) XPath
14 8 (0.42%) Ruby
15 5 (0.26%) Korn
15 5 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 273 (14.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 219 (11.47%) MCSE
3 215 (11.26%) Security Cleared
4 173 (9.06%) SC Cleared
5 96 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (4.77%) MCITP
7 77 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 77 (4.03%) CCNA
8 70 (3.67%) MCSA
9 38 (1.99%) Degree
10 32 (1.68%) MCP
11 31 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (1.52%) MCTS
13 27 (1.41%) DV Cleared
14 23 (1.20%) CCNP
15 20 (1.05%) CCA
15 20 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.68%) VCP5
17 12 (0.63%) CCEE
17 12 (0.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.88%) SLA
2 31 (1.62%) QA
3 19 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1024 (53.64%) Active Directory
2 487 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 279 (14.61%) Hyper-V
4 243 (12.73%) XenApp
5 220 (11.52%) vSphere
6 116 (6.08%) VMware ESX
7 105 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (4.87%) XenDesktop
9 45 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (1.94%) Terminal Services
11 34 (1.78%) VMware Server
12 29 (1.52%) XenServer
13 27 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
14 23 (1.20%) ISA Server
15 22 (1.15%) DFS Replication
16 17 (0.89%) NFS
17 16 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 16 (0.84%) vCloud
18 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 14 (0.73%) UAG
Systems Management
1 320 (16.76%) SCCM
2 144 (7.54%) SCOM
3 58 (3.04%) WSUS
4 38 (1.99%) Puppet
5 32 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 23 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.15%) EMC VPLEX
8 21 (1.10%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.00%) SCOrch
10 18 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
11 17 (0.89%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.89%) ARCserve
11 17 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 16 (0.84%) SCSM
12 16 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.63%) Nagios
15 12 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 997 (52.23%) VMware
2 853 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 501 (26.24%) Citrix
4 328 (17.18%) Cisco
5 278 (14.56%) HP
6 157 (8.22%) NetApp
7 122 (6.39%) Dell
8 113 (5.92%) Oracle
9 106 (5.55%) EMC
10 77 (4.03%) Red Hat
11 68 (3.56%) Symantec
12 65 (3.40%) 3PAR
13 60 (3.14%) IBM
14 35 (1.83%) Juniper
14 35 (1.83%) Brocade
15 29 (1.52%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.41%) AppSense
17 26 (1.36%) Veeam
18 25 (1.31%) Intel
18 25 (1.31%) SAP
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