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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 209 315 403
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +88
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 235 119 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.47% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 2.05% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 72 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +53.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.27% +15.62%
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
5596 5800 5422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.85% 23.08% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3822 3342
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 254 330
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +57 48 £375 +3.44% 38
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £310 - 1
Croydon -6 2 £355 -15.12% 1
Uxbridge - 2 - - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Windows
2 328 (71.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 225 (48.81%) Active Directory
4 198 (42.95%) VMware
5 195 (42.30%) Microsoft
6 164 (35.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 141 (30.59%) MS Exchange
8 132 (28.63%) Citrix
9 110 (23.86%) SQL
10 102 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 102 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 99 (21.48%) SCCM
12 88 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 88 (19.09%) SAN
12 88 (19.09%) Migration
13 87 (18.87%) Hyper-V
14 85 (18.44%) SQL Server
15 81 (17.57%) DNS
16 80 (17.35%) PowerShell
17 75 (16.27%) Windows 7
18 73 (15.84%) ITIL
19 72 (15.62%) Firewall
20 71 (15.40%) Cisco
21 65 (14.10%) SCOM
22 64 (13.88%) XenApp
22 64 (13.88%) DHCP
23 59 (12.80%) HP
24 58 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2013
25 57 (12.36%) SharePoint
26 52 (11.28%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 141 (30.59%) MS Exchange
2 102 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (12.36%) SharePoint
5 51 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 45 (9.76%) IIS
7 44 (9.54%) Lync
8 41 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.52%) Apache
12 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 5 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 49 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.16%) MS Office
3 10 (2.17%) MS Project
4 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.30%) Acrobat
6 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Cognos Planning
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.43%) Agresso
1 2 (0.43%) Endur
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.64%) Office 365
3 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.65%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.43%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (19.09%) SAN
2 81 (17.57%) DNS
3 72 (15.62%) Firewall
4 64 (13.88%) DHCP
5 40 (8.68%) LAN
6 34 (7.38%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.86%) VPN
7 27 (5.86%) WAN
8 26 (5.64%) NetScaler
9 19 (4.12%) NAS
10 18 (3.90%) VLAN
11 17 (3.69%) VoIP
12 11 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.74%) Internet
13 8 (1.74%) Wireless
14 7 (1.52%) OSPF
14 7 (1.52%) SSL
14 7 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.87%) SSDT
11 4 (0.87%) MySQL
11 4 (0.87%) DTS
12 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.08%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.08%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.65%) MSI
5 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.65%) Subversion
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.43%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.43%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.43%) NUnit
6 2 (0.43%) JIRA
6 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.22%) Log4j
7 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 52 (11.28%) Finance
2 16 (3.47%) Banking
3 14 (3.04%) Legal
4 13 (2.82%) Law
5 11 (2.39%) Advertising
6 9 (1.95%) Retail
7 8 (1.74%) Marketing
7 8 (1.74%) Publishing
8 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Local Government
11 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (12.80%) Architect
2 52 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (9.98%) Analyst
4 43 (9.33%) Consultant
5 33 (7.16%) Support Engineer
5 33 (7.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 28 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
7 25 (5.42%) Wintel Engineer
8 24 (5.21%) Server Engineer
8 24 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (4.99%) Administrator
10 20 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.25%) Developer
13 14 (3.04%) Desktop Support
13 14 (3.04%) DBA
13 14 (3.04%) Support Analyst
14 12 (2.60%) Windows Server Engineer
14 12 (2.60%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.59%) .NET
2 12 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.39%) Web Services
4 10 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.30%) XML
6 5 (1.08%) Middleware
7 4 (0.87%) Gherkin
7 4 (0.87%) JMS
8 3 (0.65%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.65%) WCF
8 3 (0.65%) REST
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.43%) HTML5
9 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.43%) HTML
9 2 (0.43%) CSS
9 2 (0.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.33%) Clustering
2 34 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.51%) Blackberry
3 30 (6.51%) Replication
4 8 (1.74%) PKI
5 7 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.65%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.43%) Open Source
8 2 (0.43%) EPoS
8 2 (0.43%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.43%) EFT
8 2 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.22%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.22%) iPad
9 1 (0.22%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.22%) iPhone
9 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 461 (100.00%) Windows
2 328 (71.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (35.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (16.27%) Windows 7
5 46 (9.98%) Windows XP
5 46 (9.98%) Linux
6 33 (7.16%) Windows 8
7 12 (2.60%) UNIX
8 11 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.17%) Windows 2000
10 9 (1.95%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.52%) Solaris
12 5 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.87%) AIX
14 2 (0.43%) CentOS
14 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (19.09%) Migration
2 73 (15.84%) ITIL
3 27 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (5.42%) Change Management
5 20 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (4.12%) Project Management
7 17 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (2.82%) Incident Management
8 13 (2.82%) DevOps
9 12 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (2.60%) PRINCE2
9 12 (2.60%) Configuration Management
10 9 (1.95%) Asset Management
10 9 (1.95%) Data Protection
10 9 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (1.95%) Capacity Management
10 9 (1.95%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (1.74%) Technical Analysis
11 8 (1.74%) Test Strategy
11 8 (1.74%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.86%) SQL
2 80 (17.35%) PowerShell
3 26 (5.64%) C#
4 12 (2.60%) Java
4 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.39%) VBScript
6 10 (2.17%) VB
7 9 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.95%) C
8 8 (1.74%) Ruby
9 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.08%) Perl
11 4 (0.87%) Scala
11 4 (0.87%) C-shell
11 4 (0.87%) Korn
11 4 (0.87%) Jython
12 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (11.06%) MCSE
3 37 (8.03%) MCITP
4 22 (4.77%) MCSA
5 18 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.69%) MCTS
7 16 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.25%) CCNA
8 15 (3.25%) MCP
9 12 (2.60%) Security Cleared
10 9 (1.95%) Degree
11 8 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.74%) CCNP
12 6 (1.30%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.30%) CCA
13 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.87%) OCP
14 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.25%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 225 (48.81%) Active Directory
2 102 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (18.87%) Hyper-V
4 64 (13.88%) XenApp
5 41 (8.89%) vSphere
6 32 (6.94%) XenServer
7 29 (6.29%) XenDesktop
8 27 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (5.42%) VMware ESX
10 19 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.08%) Xen
12 4 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.87%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.65%) UAG
13 3 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 99 (21.48%) SCCM
2 65 (14.10%) SCOM
3 22 (4.77%) SCOrch
4 17 (3.69%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.30%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
10 5 (1.08%) MOM
10 5 (1.08%) WMI
10 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.87%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.87%) Puppet
12 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.65%) WSUS
12 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 198 (42.95%) VMware
2 195 (42.30%) Microsoft
3 132 (28.63%) Citrix
4 71 (15.40%) Cisco
5 59 (12.80%) HP
6 36 (7.81%) NetApp
7 29 (6.29%) Dell
8 28 (6.07%) Symantec
9 24 (5.21%) Oracle
9 24 (5.21%) EMC
10 18 (3.90%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.82%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.60%) IBM
13 10 (2.17%) AppSense
14 9 (1.95%) Websense
14 9 (1.95%) Altiris
14 9 (1.95%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.74%) F5
15 8 (1.74%) Veeam
16 6 (1.30%) Blue Coat
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