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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 99 212 430
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +218
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1021 509 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 1.03% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.05% 4.64% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 292 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 27 12
Average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £16.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £29.40 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £18.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+9.10% +0.21%
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
11282 10975 9434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 22.13% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6503 6277 5171
Average daily rate £370 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 924 986 961
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +107 370 £350 -4.76% 97
South East +47 250 £350 +4.47% 71
East of England +44 79 £350 +59.09% 26
South West +36 74 £425 +61.90% 38
West Midlands +27 74 £325 +21.49% 24
North West 0 65 £350 +40.00% 41
East Midlands +32 51 £285 +159.09% 19
Yorkshire +19 50 £313 -21.13% 33
North East -5 8 £425 +63.14% 3
Midlands -1 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1776 (100.00%) Windows
2 1259 (70.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 975 (54.90%) Active Directory
4 899 (50.62%) VMware
5 787 (44.31%) Microsoft
6 728 (40.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 495 (27.87%) MS Exchange
8 453 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 446 (25.11%) Citrix
10 402 (22.64%) SQL Server
11 348 (19.59%) SQL
12 327 (18.41%) SAN
13 326 (18.36%) DNS
14 316 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 309 (17.40%) ITIL
16 307 (17.29%) Cisco
17 302 (17.00%) Migration
18 292 (16.44%) Windows 7
19 291 (16.39%) Hyper-V
20 285 (16.05%) SCCM
21 278 (15.65%) HP
22 270 (15.20%) PowerShell
23 239 (13.46%) Firewall
24 238 (13.40%) IIS
25 231 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
26 230 (12.95%) Linux
27 220 (12.39%) DHCP
28 218 (12.27%) Finance
29 209 (11.77%) Security Cleared
30 206 (11.60%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 495 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 316 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 238 (13.40%) IIS
4 152 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 147 (8.28%) SharePoint
6 144 (8.11%) Lync
7 110 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 75 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.07%) Apache
11 19 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.96%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.68%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 206 (11.60%) MS Excel
2 139 (7.83%) MS Office
3 12 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.56%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.056%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.56%) ResourceLink
3 9 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.34%) assyst
5 5 (0.28%) Agresso
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.11%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 116 (6.53%) Office 365
2 111 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.18%) IaaS
5 16 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.62%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.39%) SaaS
8 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.17%) PaaS
9 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.056%) Route 53
11 1 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 327 (18.41%) SAN
2 326 (18.36%) DNS
3 239 (13.46%) Firewall
4 220 (12.39%) DHCP
5 194 (10.92%) LAN
6 171 (9.63%) WAN
7 148 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 107 (6.02%) VPN
9 86 (4.84%) NAS
10 61 (3.43%) VLAN
11 58 (3.27%) Internet
12 50 (2.82%) VoIP
13 36 (2.03%) Wireless
14 35 (1.97%) iSCSI
15 32 (1.80%) SSL
15 32 (1.80%) MPLS
16 30 (1.69%) LDAP
17 29 (1.63%) NetScaler
18 22 (1.24%) HTTP
19 20 (1.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.13%) MySQL
8 20 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.96%) SAP HANA
10 15 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.68%) WhereScape RED
11 12 (0.68%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.51%) OLAP
13 9 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
13 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.39%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.73%) MSI
4 7 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.39%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.28%) Subversion
6 5 (0.28%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.17%) Toad
7 3 (0.17%) JIRA
7 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.17%) Hudson
7 3 (0.17%) WiX
7 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.17%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.11%) NuGet
8 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
General
1 218 (12.27%) Finance
2 55 (3.10%) Banking
3 36 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.69%) Legal
5 21 (1.18%) Retail
6 17 (0.96%) Law
6 17 (0.96%) Back Office
7 15 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.39%) Automotive
10 6 (0.34%) Local Government
10 6 (0.34%) Advertising
11 5 (0.28%) Publishing
11 5 (0.28%) Games
11 5 (0.28%) Marketing
12 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.17%) Billing
14 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 261 (14.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 197 (11.09%) Analyst
3 184 (10.36%) Support Engineer
4 154 (8.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 146 (8.22%) Server Engineer
6 144 (8.11%) Consultant
7 122 (6.87%) Administrator
8 103 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 94 (5.29%) Architect
10 85 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
11 84 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
12 83 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
13 71 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 70 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
15 58 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 53 (2.98%) IT Support
17 50 (2.82%) Desktop Support
18 48 (2.70%) Server Support
19 44 (2.48%) Developer
19 44 (2.48%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (5.97%) .NET
2 44 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 41 (2.31%) Web Services
4 36 (2.03%) XML
5 28 (1.58%) HTML
6 25 (1.41%) Application Packaging
7 23 (1.30%) Middleware
8 22 (1.24%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.07%) REST
10 16 (0.90%) WCF
11 11 (0.62%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.56%) JSON
13 9 (0.51%) SAP Basis
13 9 (0.51%) SOAP
13 9 (0.51%) jQuery
14 8 (0.45%) HTML5
14 8 (0.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 8 (0.45%) CSS
15 7 (0.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (10.14%) Clustering
2 66 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 35 (1.97%) PKI
5 31 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 29 (1.63%) Replication
8 22 (1.24%) Symmetrix DMX
9 21 (1.18%) Symmetrix
9 21 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 21 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 21 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 19 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.01%) NHS
12 16 (0.90%) EqualLogic
13 15 (0.84%) Computer Science
14 14 (0.79%) Open Source
15 13 (0.73%) iPhone
15 13 (0.73%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1776 (100.00%) Windows
2 1259 (70.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 728 (40.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 292 (16.44%) Windows 7
5 230 (12.95%) Linux
6 142 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 122 (6.87%) Windows XP
8 75 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (4.22%) UNIX
9 48 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 33 (1.86%) Windows 2000
11 28 (1.58%) Solaris
11 28 (1.58%) CentOS
12 22 (1.24%) Android
12 22 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 22 (1.24%) HPUX
13 19 (1.07%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (17.40%) ITIL
2 302 (17.00%) Migration
3 98 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 87 (4.90%) Change Management
5 84 (4.73%) Configuration Management
6 73 (4.11%) Project Management
7 52 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
8 51 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (2.70%) Problem Management
10 42 (2.36%) Incident Management
10 42 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
10 42 (2.36%) Performance Monitoring
11 40 (2.25%) Load Balancing
12 38 (2.14%) Change Control
13 35 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 33 (1.86%) PRINCE2
14 33 (1.86%) Service Delivery
15 29 (1.63%) High Availability
15 29 (1.63%) CRM
16 27 (1.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (19.59%) SQL
2 270 (15.20%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.48%) JavaScript
4 42 (2.36%) VBScript
5 41 (2.31%) VB
6 33 (1.86%) C#
7 22 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.18%) Java
9 19 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 17 (0.96%) Perl
10 17 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.90%) Python
12 12 (0.68%) C
13 11 (0.62%) XQuery
13 11 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.62%) XPath
14 10 (0.56%) Ruby
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
16 3 (0.17%) VBA
17 2 (0.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 231 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (11.77%) Security Cleared
3 184 (10.36%) MCSE
4 166 (9.35%) SC Cleared
5 86 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (4.67%) MCITP
7 71 (4.00%) CCNA
8 60 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 58 (3.27%) MCSA
10 41 (2.31%) MCP
11 37 (2.08%) Degree
11 37 (2.08%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (1.69%) CCA
14 21 (1.18%) CCEA
14 21 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.18%) MCTS
15 12 (0.68%) CCNP
16 10 (0.56%) CCIA
17 9 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.82%) SLA
2 30 (1.69%) QA
3 12 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.28%) COBIT
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 975 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 453 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (16.39%) Hyper-V
4 190 (10.70%) XenApp
5 171 (9.63%) vSphere
6 107 (6.02%) VMware ESX
7 92 (5.18%) XenDesktop
8 87 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (1.91%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.35%) vCloud
12 23 (1.30%) ISA Server
12 23 (1.30%) XenServer
13 22 (1.24%) NFS
14 21 (1.18%) DFS Replication
14 21 (1.18%) VMware Server
15 20 (1.13%) UAG
16 19 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 17 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (0.90%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 285 (16.05%) SCCM
2 136 (7.66%) SCOM
3 42 (2.36%) WSUS
4 28 (1.58%) Puppet
5 27 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 23 (1.30%) SCVMM
8 18 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
9 16 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.79%) SCOrch
10 14 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (0.73%) SCSM
11 13 (0.73%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.68%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.62%) Nagios
13 11 (0.62%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 899 (50.62%) VMware
2 787 (44.31%) Microsoft
3 446 (25.11%) Citrix
4 307 (17.29%) Cisco
5 278 (15.65%) HP
6 147 (8.28%) NetApp
7 112 (6.31%) Dell
8 101 (5.69%) EMC
9 94 (5.29%) Oracle
10 85 (4.79%) Red Hat
11 64 (3.60%) IBM
12 63 (3.55%) Symantec
13 60 (3.38%) 3PAR
14 36 (2.03%) Brocade
15 35 (1.97%) McAfee
16 34 (1.91%) Juniper
17 30 (1.69%) Sophos
18 29 (1.63%) AppSense
19 27 (1.52%) SolarWinds
19 27 (1.52%) Remedy
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North West London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: From £275 to £315 per day
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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