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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 16 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 6.33% 1.14% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.28% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+6.23% +4.22%
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
47 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.75% 30.68% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 5
Average daily rate £350 £240 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Clustering
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) IIS
6 2 (18.18%) MCSE
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) SCOM
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Lync
7 1 (9.09%) Law
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (9.09%) SAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
1 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM