The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 15 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.24% 1.83% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.58% 6.82% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£350 £300 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +200.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £331 £306
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -25.00%
Windows Server 2012
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.29% 26.83% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 8
Average daily rate £275 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £13.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Leicester region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Leicester region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (45.45%) Clustering
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) PBX
6 8 (36.36%) VoIP
7 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
8 6 (27.27%) CTI
8 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (22.73%) Change Management
9 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
9 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
10 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 4 (18.18%) DNS
10 4 (18.18%) VMware
11 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
11 3 (13.64%) LAN
11 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (13.64%) C#
11 3 (13.64%) WAN
11 3 (13.64%) DHCP
11 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (9.09%) LANDesk
12 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (9.09%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) PBX
2 8 (36.36%) VoIP
3 6 (27.27%) CTI
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) SAN
7 1 (4.55%) IPv4
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) VoIP Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Senior VoIP Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Telephony Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Logistics
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.55%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) LANDesk
3 2 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) IBM