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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 140 204 331
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +127
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 399 244 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 1.00% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.73% 4.41% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 152 61
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -30.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -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
5159 5527 5727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.42% 22.72% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3613 3748
Average daily rate £410 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 245 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
City of London +48 104 £400 +8.10% 25
Croydon -11 11 £488 +37.32% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 4 £371 +18.04%
Chessington - 4 - -
Westminster +2 3 £180 -
Twickenham -1 3 £125 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £210 -
Wembley - 1 £295 -
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 748 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (65.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 401 (53.61%) Active Directory
4 393 (52.54%) VMware
5 333 (44.52%) Microsoft
6 249 (33.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 213 (28.48%) Citrix
8 202 (27.01%) MS Exchange
9 185 (24.73%) SQL Server
10 180 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 174 (23.26%) SQL
12 163 (21.79%) DNS
13 159 (21.26%) PowerShell
14 144 (19.25%) Finance
15 139 (18.58%) SAN
16 136 (18.18%) Cisco
17 133 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
18 131 (17.51%) vSphere
19 130 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
20 126 (16.84%) ITIL
20 126 (16.84%) Windows 7
21 118 (15.78%) SCCM
22 117 (15.64%) Linux
23 114 (15.24%) XenApp
24 107 (14.30%) DHCP
25 105 (14.04%) MCSE
26 104 (13.90%) MS Excel
26 104 (13.90%) Migration
27 100 (13.37%) TCP/IP
28 91 (12.17%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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
1 202 (27.01%) MS Exchange
2 133 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 72 (9.63%) IIS
4 51 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (6.68%) Lync
6 43 (5.75%) SharePoint
7 27 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.74%) WorkSite
9 13 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.94%) Node.js
13 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.67%) JBoss
14 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.67%) Apache
Applications
1 104 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 75 (10.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.27%) Agresso
4 2 (0.27%) Endur
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.22%) Office 365
2 45 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.94%) IaaS
5 5 (0.67%) SaaS
5 5 (0.67%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.67%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 163 (21.79%) DNS
2 139 (18.58%) SAN
3 107 (14.30%) DHCP
4 100 (13.37%) TCP/IP
5 86 (11.50%) LAN
6 85 (11.36%) Firewall
7 74 (9.89%) WAN
8 43 (5.75%) VPN
9 34 (4.55%) VLAN
10 32 (4.28%) NAS
11 25 (3.34%) LDAP
12 17 (2.27%) Network Security
13 16 (2.14%) Wireless
14 14 (1.87%) SMTP
15 12 (1.60%) SSL
15 12 (1.60%) IPv4
15 12 (1.60%) MPLS
15 12 (1.60%) NetScaler
16 11 (1.47%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (0.94%) WhereScape RED
8 5 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.53%) MySQL
9 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.40%) DTS
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.27%) IDOL
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.80%) MSI
2 6 (0.80%) InstallShield
2 6 (0.80%) JIRA
3 5 (0.67%) Subversion
3 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.40%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.13%) PyUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Hudson
7 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 144 (19.25%) Finance
2 27 (3.61%) Law
3 26 (3.48%) Banking
4 19 (2.54%) Legal
5 14 (1.87%) Retail
6 13 (1.74%) Advertising
7 12 (1.60%) Back Office
8 10 (1.34%) Marketing
9 9 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.94%) Publishing
11 7 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.53%) German Language
13 3 (0.40%) Games
13 3 (0.40%) French Language
13 3 (0.40%) Front Office
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (12.17%) Analyst
3 68 (9.09%) Administrator
4 66 (8.82%) Server Engineer
5 64 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 59 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 51 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
8 48 (6.42%) Support Analyst
9 45 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
10 41 (5.48%) Consultant
11 33 (4.41%) Wintel Engineer
12 31 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
13 30 (4.01%) DBA
13 30 (4.01%) Desktop Support
14 26 (3.48%) Applications Support
15 25 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (3.07%) Windows Administrator
17 20 (2.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 20 (2.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
17 20 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.61%) .NET
2 18 (2.41%) HTML
3 16 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.01%) Web Services
5 14 (1.87%) XML
5 14 (1.87%) Middleware
6 10 (1.34%) CSS
6 10 (1.34%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.20%) Application Packaging
8 7 (0.94%) SOAP
9 6 (0.80%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.67%) WCF
10 5 (0.67%) HTML5
11 4 (0.53%) WPF
11 4 (0.53%) JSON
11 4 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.53%) Ajax
11 4 (0.53%) XSL
11 4 (0.53%) ADO.NET
12 3 (0.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.68%) Clustering
3 38 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.94%) Replication
6 14 (1.87%) EqualLogic
7 12 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.34%) PKI
8 10 (1.34%) iPhone
9 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.07%) CESG
11 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.80%) CMDB
12 6 (0.80%) iPad
13 5 (0.67%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.67%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.53%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 748 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (65.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 249 (33.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 126 (16.84%) Windows 7
5 117 (15.64%) Linux
6 63 (8.42%) Windows 8
7 34 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (4.14%) Windows XP
9 28 (3.74%) Android
10 27 (3.61%) Solaris
11 24 (3.21%) Ubuntu
12 19 (2.54%) CentOS
13 15 (2.01%) UNIX
14 11 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.34%) SUSE
16 8 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.80%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.80%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (16.84%) ITIL
2 104 (13.90%) Migration
3 45 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (5.61%) Server Building
5 32 (4.28%) Project Management
5 32 (4.28%) Change Management
6 29 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 25 (3.34%) DevOps
8 19 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (2.54%) Load Balancing
8 19 (2.54%) Problem Management
9 18 (2.41%) Configuration Management
9 18 (2.41%) Service Delivery
10 16 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (2.01%) Change Control
11 15 (2.01%) Risk Management
12 14 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (1.87%) Incident Management
12 14 (1.87%) Capacity Management
13 11 (1.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 174 (23.26%) SQL
2 159 (21.26%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.67%) T-SQL
5 19 (2.54%) VB
6 18 (2.41%) C#
7 16 (2.14%) VBScript
8 13 (1.74%) Java
9 12 (1.60%) Python
10 11 (1.47%) Perl
11 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.94%) VBA
13 7 (0.94%) C
14 4 (0.53%) C++
14 4 (0.53%) VB6
15 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.27%) Ruby
17 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (14.04%) MCSE
3 47 (6.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 44 (5.88%) MCSA
5 43 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (5.48%) Security Cleared
7 35 (4.68%) MCITP
7 35 (4.68%) CCNA
8 23 (3.07%) SC Cleared
9 18 (2.41%) Degree
10 17 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.60%) CCNP
11 12 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.20%) VCP5
12 9 (1.20%) MCP
12 9 (1.20%) CISSP
13 7 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.94%) MCTS
14 5 (0.67%) MCDST
15 4 (0.53%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.74%) SLA
3 6 (0.80%) QA
4 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 401 (53.61%) Active Directory
2 180 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (17.51%) vSphere
4 114 (15.24%) XenApp
5 59 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (7.35%) Hyper-V
7 42 (5.61%) VMware ESX
8 32 (4.28%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.87%) VMware Server
11 13 (1.74%) vCloud
11 13 (1.74%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.80%) XenServer
13 6 (0.80%) NFS
13 6 (0.80%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.67%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 118 (15.78%) SCCM
2 49 (6.55%) SCOM
3 23 (3.07%) Puppet
4 21 (2.81%) Tivoli
5 17 (2.27%) Nagios
6 16 (2.14%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 12 (1.60%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.07%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.94%) WSUS
12 6 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.80%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.53%) SmokePing
13 4 (0.53%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.53%) vMotion
13 4 (0.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 393 (52.54%) VMware
2 333 (44.52%) Microsoft
3 213 (28.48%) Citrix
4 136 (18.18%) Cisco
5 91 (12.17%) HP
6 80 (10.70%) NetApp
7 72 (9.63%) Dell
8 54 (7.22%) Oracle
9 40 (5.35%) EMC
10 38 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 28 (3.74%) IBM
12 25 (3.34%) Juniper
12 25 (3.34%) Symantec
13 23 (3.07%) Sybase
14 22 (2.94%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.54%) Mitel
15 19 (2.54%) Veritas
16 16 (2.14%) SolarWinds
17 15 (2.01%) LANDesk
18 13 (1.74%) Apple
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