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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 109 179 329
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +150
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1015 599 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 1.21% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.05% 5.32% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 342 124
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.95% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 33 21
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 £11.20 £12.50 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.48 £32.50 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.96%
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
11213 11259 10453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.68% 22.80% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6751 6477 5848
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 967 979
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 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 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 29 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 29 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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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 +83 402 £325 -13.33% 104
South East +54 264 £350 +7.69% 62
East of England +15 99 £356 +39.70% 23
South West +25 74 £300 - 21
Yorkshire +7 49 £275 -9.83% 22
North West -12 44 £300 +11.11% 23
West Midlands +14 39 £300 -0.16% 25
North East -7 23 £375 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -25 20 £300 -7.69% 16
Midlands - 3 - -
Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 2015 (100.00%) Windows
2 1412 (70.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 1089 (54.04%) Active Directory
4 1047 (51.96%) VMware
5 883 (43.82%) Microsoft
6 764 (37.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 569 (28.24%) MS Exchange
8 543 (26.95%) Citrix
9 499 (24.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 495 (24.57%) SQL Server
11 421 (20.89%) SQL
12 395 (19.60%) ITIL
13 388 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 379 (18.81%) DNS
15 375 (18.61%) SAN
16 356 (17.67%) Cisco
17 341 (16.92%) SCCM
18 336 (16.67%) Windows 7
19 333 (16.53%) PowerShell
20 317 (15.73%) Migration
21 305 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
22 293 (14.54%) HP
23 285 (14.14%) Hyper-V
24 273 (13.55%) DHCP
25 268 (13.30%) vSphere
26 265 (13.15%) XenApp
27 248 (12.31%) IIS
28 247 (12.26%) MCSE
29 245 (12.16%) Linux
30 237 (11.76%) Firewall

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 569 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 388 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 248 (12.31%) IIS
4 203 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 169 (8.39%) SharePoint
6 165 (8.19%) Lync
7 142 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.84%) NetWeaver
12 17 (0.84%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.79%) JBoss
14 13 (0.65%) Apache
15 11 (0.55%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.50%) SAS
17 9 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 229 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 158 (7.84%) MS Office
3 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Agresso
4 3 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.099%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.099%) Endur
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 160 (7.94%) Office 365
2 104 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.89%) IaaS
5 9 (0.45%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.25%) SaaS
7 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.15%) Yammer
9 3 (0.15%) PaaS
10 2 (0.099%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.099%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.099%) Symantec.cloud
11 1 (0.050%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 379 (18.81%) DNS
2 375 (18.61%) SAN
3 273 (13.55%) DHCP
4 237 (11.76%) Firewall
5 200 (9.93%) LAN
6 183 (9.08%) WAN
7 180 (8.93%) TCP/IP
8 99 (4.91%) VPN
9 82 (4.07%) NAS
10 72 (3.57%) VLAN
11 52 (2.58%) Wireless
11 52 (2.58%) Internet
12 40 (1.99%) NetScaler
13 35 (1.74%) VoIP
14 32 (1.59%) Network Security
15 31 (1.54%) LDAP
16 27 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (1.29%) iSCSI
17 26 (1.29%) MPLS
18 21 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 142 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 141 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.84%) SAP HANA
12 15 (0.74%) MySQL
13 12 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
14 9 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.45%) OLAP
15 8 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.60%) MSI
4 10 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.40%) JIRA
7 7 (0.35%) Subversion
8 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.30%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.20%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.15%) Hudson
11 3 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.15%) NuGet
11 3 (0.15%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.099%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.099%) WiX
General
1 235 (11.66%) Finance
2 48 (2.38%) Banking
3 36 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.39%) Legal
5 27 (1.34%) Law
6 26 (1.29%) Retail
7 23 (1.14%) Back Office
8 20 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.79%) Marketing
10 12 (0.60%) Advertising
11 11 (0.55%) Publishing
12 8 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.40%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.35%) Automotive
14 6 (0.30%) Local Government
14 6 (0.30%) Military
15 4 (0.20%) Electronics
15 4 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 289 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 212 (10.52%) Analyst
3 184 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 169 (8.39%) Server Engineer
5 156 (7.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 139 (6.90%) Administrator
7 134 (6.65%) Consultant
8 129 (6.40%) Architect
9 108 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 100 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
11 87 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
12 86 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
13 76 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
14 67 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 63 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 61 (3.03%) Windows Server Engineer
17 59 (2.93%) Desktop Support
18 56 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
19 53 (2.63%) Developer
20 49 (2.43%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (6.05%) .NET
2 46 (2.28%) ASP.NET
3 37 (1.84%) Web Services
4 29 (1.44%) XML
5 28 (1.39%) Application Packaging
6 27 (1.34%) HTML
7 25 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.19%) Middleware
9 16 (0.79%) CSS
9 16 (0.79%) jQuery
10 10 (0.50%) WCF
10 10 (0.50%) SOAP
11 9 (0.45%) XSL
11 9 (0.45%) JSON
11 9 (0.45%) SAP Basis
11 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (0.40%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 6 (0.30%) Ajax
13 6 (0.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 212 (10.52%) Data Centre
2 176 (8.73%) Clustering
3 90 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 37 (1.84%) Client/Server
6 36 (1.79%) PKI
7 32 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 32 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 30 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.39%) Replication
9 28 (1.39%) EqualLogic
10 25 (1.24%) EMC VNX
11 21 (1.04%) HP Storage
12 19 (0.94%) Symmetrix DMX
13 18 (0.89%) Symmetrix
13 18 (0.89%) NHS
14 17 (0.84%) iPhone
14 17 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 2015 (100.00%) Windows
2 1412 (70.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 764 (37.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 336 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 245 (12.16%) Linux
6 174 (8.64%) Windows 8
7 120 (5.96%) Windows XP
8 88 (4.37%) UNIX
9 75 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 46 (2.28%) Android
12 35 (1.74%) Solaris
13 29 (1.44%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.39%) Windows 2000
15 25 (1.24%) HPUX
15 25 (1.24%) CentOS
16 15 (0.74%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.69%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (19.60%) ITIL
2 317 (15.73%) Migration
3 109 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 101 (5.01%) Change Management
5 95 (4.71%) Project Management
6 88 (4.37%) Server Building
7 69 (3.42%) Configuration Management
8 61 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
9 58 (2.88%) Problem Management
10 57 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (2.68%) Incident Management
12 53 (2.63%) Load Balancing
13 51 (2.53%) Change Control
14 47 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
15 44 (2.18%) PRINCE2
16 40 (1.99%) Service Delivery
17 39 (1.94%) DevOps
18 35 (1.74%) Business Intelligence
19 33 (1.64%) CRM
20 32 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 421 (20.89%) SQL
2 333 (16.53%) PowerShell
3 57 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 52 (2.58%) VB
5 45 (2.23%) VBScript
6 44 (2.18%) C#
7 34 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.34%) Java
9 25 (1.24%) Perl
10 24 (1.19%) Python
11 23 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.69%) C
15 8 (0.40%) Ruby
16 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.25%) VBA
17 5 (0.25%) PHP
17 5 (0.25%) Korn
18 4 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 305 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 247 (12.26%) MCSE
3 225 (11.17%) Security Cleared
4 169 (8.39%) SC Cleared
5 105 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 89 (4.42%) MCITP
8 83 (4.12%) CCNA
9 82 (4.07%) MCSA
10 42 (2.08%) DV Cleared
11 40 (1.99%) Degree
12 37 (1.84%) MCP
13 28 (1.39%) CCNP
13 28 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (1.39%) MCTS
14 25 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.79%) CCA
16 14 (0.69%) VCP4
17 13 (0.65%) VCP5
18 12 (0.60%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.68%) SLA
2 31 (1.54%) QA
3 24 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.099%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.099%) GxP
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.050%) TickIT
7 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1089 (54.04%) Active Directory
2 499 (24.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 268 (13.30%) vSphere
5 265 (13.15%) XenApp
6 122 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
7 116 (5.76%) VMware ESX
8 90 (4.47%) XenDesktop
9 49 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (2.08%) Terminal Services
11 39 (1.94%) XenServer
12 36 (1.79%) VMware Server
13 30 (1.49%) DFS Replication
14 24 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
15 20 (0.99%) ISA Server
16 16 (0.79%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 15 (0.74%) NFS
18 14 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 341 (16.92%) SCCM
2 159 (7.89%) SCOM
3 62 (3.08%) WSUS
4 47 (2.33%) Puppet
5 34 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.29%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.09%) SCVMM
7 22 (1.09%) Nagios
7 22 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 22 (1.09%) SCSM
8 21 (1.04%) EMC VPLEX
9 20 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 18 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (0.84%) ARCserve
11 17 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.84%) AirWatch
12 16 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
13 14 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1047 (51.96%) VMware
2 883 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 543 (26.95%) Citrix
4 356 (17.67%) Cisco
5 293 (14.54%) HP
6 171 (8.49%) NetApp
7 134 (6.65%) Dell
8 133 (6.60%) Oracle
9 110 (5.46%) EMC
10 85 (4.22%) Red Hat
11 79 (3.92%) Symantec
12 68 (3.37%) IBM
13 61 (3.03%) 3PAR
14 36 (1.79%) Juniper
15 34 (1.69%) Brocade
16 32 (1.59%) Veeam
17 31 (1.54%) SolarWinds
18 29 (1.44%) Apple
18 29 (1.44%) Intel
19 28 (1.39%) SAP
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