The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 206 319 404
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +85
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 241 103 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.41% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.43% 1.80% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 61 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +51.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5436 5722 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.67% 22.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3551 3745 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
City of London +61 57 £370 +2.77% 39
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £315 - 3
Uxbridge -3 2 - - 2
Docklands, London - 2 £545 -
Croydon 0 1 £355 -9.84% 2
Feltham - 1 - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 444 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (72.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 217 (48.87%) Active Directory
4 200 (45.05%) VMware
5 187 (42.12%) Microsoft
6 150 (33.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 131 (29.50%) MS Exchange
8 130 (29.28%) Citrix
9 109 (24.55%) SQL
10 103 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 99 (22.30%) SCCM
12 97 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 87 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 84 (18.92%) SAN
15 79 (17.79%) Hyper-V
16 78 (17.57%) PowerShell
16 78 (17.57%) SQL Server
17 77 (17.34%) DNS
18 75 (16.89%) Migration
19 72 (16.22%) ITIL
19 72 (16.22%) Windows 7
20 70 (15.77%) Cisco
21 69 (15.54%) Firewall
22 65 (14.64%) SCOM
23 63 (14.19%) XenApp
24 60 (13.51%) HP
25 59 (13.29%) DHCP
25 59 (13.29%) Finance
26 57 (12.84%) MCSE
27 55 (12.39%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 131 (29.50%) MS Exchange
2 97 (21.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (12.39%) SharePoint
4 52 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (9.01%) IIS
6 40 (9.01%) Lync
7 37 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (2.48%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.13%) Apache
11 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.43%) MS Office
3 10 (2.25%) MS Project
4 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.58%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.45%) Endur
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) assyst
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.50%) Office 365
3 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.45%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (18.92%) SAN
2 77 (17.34%) DNS
3 69 (15.54%) Firewall
4 59 (13.29%) DHCP
5 37 (8.33%) LAN
6 29 (6.53%) TCP/IP
7 25 (5.63%) NetScaler
8 24 (5.41%) WAN
9 23 (5.18%) VPN
10 18 (4.05%) VoIP
11 16 (3.60%) NAS
12 15 (3.38%) VLAN
13 10 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.80%) Internet
15 7 (1.58%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (1.35%) Network Security
16 6 (1.35%) Unified Communications
16 6 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.03%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.90%) DTS
11 4 (0.90%) SSDT
12 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.68%) MySQL
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.13%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.13%) Artifactory
4 5 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.68%) Subversion
5 3 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.68%) MSI
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.45%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.45%) NUnit
6 2 (0.45%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Selenium
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 59 (13.29%) Finance
2 16 (3.60%) Banking
3 14 (3.15%) Legal
4 13 (2.93%) Law
5 10 (2.25%) Retail
6 8 (1.80%) Publishing
7 6 (1.35%) Advertising
8 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Marketing
11 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Front Office
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (12.84%) Architect
2 53 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (9.68%) Analyst
4 41 (9.23%) Consultant
5 37 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 33 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (6.08%) Wintel Engineer
8 26 (5.86%) Administrator
9 24 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (4.95%) Server Engineer
12 21 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (3.38%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.15%) DBA
15 14 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (2.93%) Developer
16 13 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 12 (2.70%) Support Analyst
17 12 (2.70%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.21%) .NET
2 11 (2.48%) ASP.NET
2 11 (2.48%) .NET Framework
3 9 (2.03%) Web Services
4 5 (1.13%) Middleware
5 4 (0.90%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.68%) REST
6 3 (0.68%) WCF
6 3 (0.68%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.68%) JMS
6 3 (0.68%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) JSP
7 2 (0.45%) Servlets
7 2 (0.45%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (0.23%) CSS3
8 1 (0.23%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.23%) JFreeChart
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.68%) Clustering
2 31 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 23 (5.18%) Replication
4 8 (1.80%) PKI
5 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (0.68%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.45%) iPad
8 2 (0.45%) EPoS
8 2 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.45%) EFT
8 2 (0.45%) NHS
8 2 (0.45%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.45%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.45%) iPhone
8 2 (0.45%) Open Source
9 1 (0.23%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 444 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (72.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (33.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 40 (9.01%) Linux
6 39 (8.78%) Windows XP
7 28 (6.31%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (2.70%) UNIX
10 11 (2.48%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.25%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.58%) Solaris
13 4 (0.90%) AIX
13 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.89%) Migration
2 72 (16.22%) ITIL
3 23 (5.18%) Change Management
4 20 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (3.83%) Project Management
6 17 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 12 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (2.48%) DevOps
9 9 (2.03%) Technical Analysis
9 9 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (2.03%) Test Strategy
9 9 (2.03%) Capacity Management
9 9 (2.03%) ETRM
10 8 (1.80%) Data Protection
11 7 (1.58%) Load Balancing
11 7 (1.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 109 (24.55%) SQL
2 78 (17.57%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.18%) C#
4 12 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.48%) VB
5 11 (2.48%) Java
6 10 (2.25%) VBScript
7 9 (2.03%) C
8 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.35%) Ruby
10 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.13%) Perl
11 3 (0.68%) Scala
11 3 (0.68%) C-shell
11 3 (0.68%) Korn
11 3 (0.68%) Jython
12 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (12.84%) MCSE
3 45 (10.14%) MCITP
4 24 (5.41%) MCTS
5 22 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (4.50%) MCSA
8 19 (4.28%) CCNA
9 16 (3.60%) MCP
10 12 (2.70%) CCNP
10 12 (2.70%) Security Cleared
11 11 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (2.03%) CCA
12 9 (2.03%) Degree
13 7 (1.58%) SC Cleared
14 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.90%) OCP
15 4 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.60%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 217 (48.87%) Active Directory
2 103 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (17.79%) Hyper-V
4 63 (14.19%) XenApp
5 44 (9.91%) vSphere
6 33 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (6.76%) XenServer
8 29 (6.53%) XenDesktop
9 23 (5.18%) VMware ESX
10 19 (4.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.03%) vCloud
12 5 (1.13%) Xen
13 4 (0.90%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.68%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.68%) UAG
14 3 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 99 (22.30%) SCCM
2 65 (14.64%) SCOM
3 20 (4.50%) SCOrch
4 15 (3.38%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
8 6 (1.35%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.13%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.13%) MOM
9 5 (1.13%) WMI
10 4 (0.90%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.68%) Puppet
11 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 200 (45.05%) VMware
2 187 (42.12%) Microsoft
3 130 (29.28%) Citrix
4 70 (15.77%) Cisco
5 60 (13.51%) HP
6 36 (8.11%) NetApp
7 26 (5.86%) EMC
8 24 (5.41%) Oracle
8 24 (5.41%) Symantec
9 23 (5.18%) Dell
10 16 (3.60%) CheckPoint
11 14 (3.15%) F5
12 13 (2.93%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.93%) IBM
13 11 (2.48%) Websense
13 11 (2.48%) Altiris
14 10 (2.25%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.03%) AppSense
16 7 (1.58%) Adobe
17 6 (1.35%) Intel
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