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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 102 181 357
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +176
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 954 578 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.17% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.56% 5.17% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 333 102
Average daily rate
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£338 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £194 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 28 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £31.80 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+0.92% +8.34%
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
11151 11172 9310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.29% 22.65% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6537 6469 5106
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 912 993 935
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +92 363 £338 -10.00% 102
South East +25 217 £340 -2.15% 58
East of England +30 87 £350 +79.48% 23
South West +55 80 £375 +50.00% 52
Yorkshire +14 59 £300 -22.58% 23
West Midlands +15 57 £346 +19.91% 34
East Midlands +19 39 £300 +12.14% 13
North West -12 39 £350 +40.00% 41
North East -3 12 £263 +5.00% 2
Midlands -2 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 1741 (100.00%) Windows
2 1252 (71.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 961 (55.20%) Active Directory
4 900 (51.69%) VMware
5 778 (44.69%) Microsoft
6 683 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 487 (27.97%) MS Exchange
8 451 (25.90%) Citrix
9 445 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 402 (23.09%) SQL Server
11 335 (19.24%) SAN
12 334 (19.18%) SQL
13 308 (17.69%) DNS
14 307 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 306 (17.58%) ITIL
16 296 (17.00%) Migration
17 291 (16.71%) Windows 7
18 290 (16.66%) Cisco
19 277 (15.91%) SCCM
20 271 (15.57%) PowerShell
21 260 (14.93%) HP
22 255 (14.65%) Hyper-V
23 232 (13.33%) IIS
24 227 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
25 216 (12.41%) Firewall
26 212 (12.18%) Finance
27 211 (12.12%) MS Excel
28 210 (12.06%) Linux
29 208 (11.95%) DHCP
30 206 (11.83%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 487 (27.97%) MS Exchange
2 307 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 232 (13.33%) IIS
4 154 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 148 (8.50%) SharePoint
6 129 (7.41%) Lync
7 118 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 83 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 42 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.98%) NetWeaver
13 14 (0.80%) JBoss
13 14 (0.80%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.69%) Apache
15 11 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.57%) MQSeries
16 10 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 211 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 136 (7.81%) MS Office
3 12 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.52%) MS Project
5 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.23%) assyst
5 3 (0.17%) Agresso
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.057%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 128 (7.35%) Office 365
2 103 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.38%) IaaS
5 13 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.63%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.52%) SaaS
8 7 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.23%) PaaS
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.057%) Route 53
13 1 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 335 (19.24%) SAN
2 308 (17.69%) DNS
3 216 (12.41%) Firewall
4 208 (11.95%) DHCP
5 179 (10.28%) LAN
6 160 (9.19%) WAN
7 135 (7.75%) TCP/IP
8 99 (5.69%) VPN
9 85 (4.88%) NAS
10 59 (3.39%) VLAN
10 59 (3.39%) Internet
11 42 (2.41%) VoIP
12 36 (2.07%) Wireless
13 31 (1.78%) iSCSI
14 30 (1.72%) MPLS
15 28 (1.61%) NetScaler
16 26 (1.49%) SSL
17 25 (1.44%) LDAP
18 19 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
19 18 (1.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (23.09%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.98%) SAP HANA
10 17 (0.98%) MySQL
11 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.69%) WhereScape RED
12 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.57%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.52%) OLAP
15 8 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 14 (0.80%) MSI
4 8 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.29%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
8 4 (0.23%) StarTeam
8 4 (0.23%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.17%) WiX
9 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.17%) Hudson
9 3 (0.17%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.17%) NuGet
9 3 (0.17%) JIRA
9 3 (0.17%) Toad
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 212 (12.18%) Finance
2 47 (2.70%) Banking
3 31 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.49%) Legal
5 24 (1.38%) Retail
6 20 (1.15%) Back Office
7 19 (1.09%) Law
8 15 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.40%) Marketing
10 7 (0.40%) Automotive
11 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.34%) Publishing
12 5 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.23%) Billing
13 4 (0.23%) Local Government
13 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.17%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 255 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 185 (10.63%) Analyst
3 173 (9.94%) Support Engineer
4 147 (8.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 143 (8.21%) Server Engineer
6 131 (7.52%) Consultant
7 119 (6.84%) Administrator
8 98 (5.63%) Architect
8 98 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 83 (4.77%) Systems Engineer
10 82 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
11 74 (4.25%) Wintel Engineer
12 69 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 68 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 56 (3.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 51 (2.93%) Desktop Support
15 51 (2.93%) IT Support
16 48 (2.76%) Developer
17 47 (2.70%) Server Support
17 47 (2.70%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (6.32%) .NET
2 44 (2.53%) ASP.NET
2 44 (2.53%) Web Services
3 37 (2.13%) XML
4 24 (1.38%) HTML
4 24 (1.38%) Middleware
4 24 (1.38%) .NET Framework
5 22 (1.26%) Application Packaging
6 16 (0.92%) WCF
7 14 (0.80%) REST
8 10 (0.57%) MSMQ
8 10 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.52%) jQuery
9 9 (0.52%) JSON
9 9 (0.52%) SAP Basis
10 8 (0.46%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 7 (0.40%) HTML5
11 7 (0.40%) CSS
12 6 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 169 (9.71%) Clustering
3 65 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.93%) Blackberry
5 33 (1.90%) PKI
6 28 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.38%) Thin Client
8 24 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 22 (1.26%) Symmetrix DMX
10 21 (1.21%) EqualLogic
10 21 (1.21%) Symmetrix
11 18 (1.03%) NHS
11 18 (1.03%) Replication
12 17 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.86%) Computer Science
14 13 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.75%) iPhone
15 12 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1741 (100.00%) Windows
2 1252 (71.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 683 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 291 (16.71%) Windows 7
5 210 (12.06%) Linux
6 153 (8.79%) Windows 8
7 114 (6.55%) Windows XP
8 72 (4.14%) UNIX
9 71 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 28 (1.61%) Android
12 26 (1.49%) Solaris
13 25 (1.44%) Windows 2000
14 23 (1.32%) HPUX
15 22 (1.26%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.21%) CentOS
17 17 (0.98%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.98%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.69%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.40%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (17.58%) ITIL
2 296 (17.00%) Migration
3 87 (5.00%) Change Management
4 80 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (4.42%) Configuration Management
6 70 (4.02%) Project Management
7 65 (3.73%) Server Building
8 50 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
9 48 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (2.64%) Problem Management
11 45 (2.58%) Incident Management
12 42 (2.41%) Load Balancing
13 41 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
14 39 (2.24%) Change Control
15 36 (2.07%) Performance Tuning
16 35 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
17 32 (1.84%) CRM
18 30 (1.72%) Service Delivery
19 28 (1.61%) Asset Management
19 28 (1.61%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 334 (19.18%) SQL
2 271 (15.57%) PowerShell
3 48 (2.76%) VB
4 45 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.41%) VBScript
6 37 (2.13%) C#
7 22 (1.26%) Java
8 21 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 18 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.03%) Python
9 18 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.98%) Perl
11 16 (0.92%) C
12 11 (0.63%) XPath
12 11 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.63%) XQuery
13 8 (0.46%) Ruby
14 5 (0.29%) Korn
14 5 (0.29%) VBA
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 227 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 206 (11.83%) Security Cleared
3 183 (10.51%) MCSE
4 171 (9.82%) SC Cleared
5 88 (5.05%) MCITP
6 80 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (3.73%) CCNA
8 64 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (2.70%) MCSA
10 37 (2.13%) MCP
11 35 (2.01%) Degree
12 34 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (1.72%) DV Cleared
14 27 (1.55%) MCTS
15 24 (1.38%) CCA
16 15 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.80%) CCEA
18 11 (0.63%) CCEE
19 10 (0.57%) CCNP
19 10 (0.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.87%) SLA
2 28 (1.61%) QA
3 19 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.29%) COBIT
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.057%) PMBOK
System Software
1 961 (55.20%) Active Directory
2 445 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (14.65%) Hyper-V
4 199 (11.43%) XenApp
5 182 (10.45%) vSphere
6 113 (6.49%) VMware ESX
7 90 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (5.05%) XenDesktop
9 47 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 31 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 26 (1.49%) VMware Server
12 23 (1.32%) ISA Server
13 22 (1.26%) NFS
14 21 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
14 21 (1.21%) XenServer
15 19 (1.09%) DFS Replication
16 18 (1.03%) UAG
16 18 (1.03%) vCloud
17 17 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 16 (0.92%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 277 (15.91%) SCCM
2 129 (7.41%) SCOM
3 43 (2.47%) WSUS
4 31 (1.78%) Puppet
5 26 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 19 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
8 18 (1.03%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.80%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 13 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.75%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.75%) ARCserve
11 12 (0.69%) Nagios
11 12 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.63%) XenMobile
13 10 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 900 (51.69%) VMware
2 778 (44.69%) Microsoft
3 451 (25.90%) Citrix
4 290 (16.66%) Cisco
5 260 (14.93%) HP
6 146 (8.39%) NetApp
7 104 (5.97%) Oracle
8 103 (5.92%) Dell
9 99 (5.69%) EMC
10 78 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 59 (3.39%) 3PAR
12 58 (3.33%) Symantec
13 53 (3.04%) IBM
14 33 (1.90%) Brocade
15 32 (1.84%) Juniper
16 30 (1.72%) SolarWinds
17 28 (1.61%) Remedy
18 26 (1.49%) SAP
18 26 (1.49%) McAfee
18 26 (1.49%) Apple
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: To £300/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thetford, Norfolk
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago