The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 73 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 29 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.55% 1.38% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 5.98% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Average daily rate
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£264 £230 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £169 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £284 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £18.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.31 £24.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-15.37% -3.03%
Windows Server 2012
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
360 301 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.18% 23.03% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 167 120
Average daily rate £350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £22.50
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 Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
4 25 (47.17%) Citrix
4 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
5 23 (43.40%) VMware
6 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (30.19%) ITIL
7 14 (26.42%) LAN
8 13 (24.53%) SQL
9 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
9 12 (22.64%) MCSE
9 12 (22.64%) WAN
9 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (20.75%) Migration
10 11 (20.75%) DHCP
10 11 (20.75%) DNS
10 11 (20.75%) PRINCE2
10 11 (20.75%) SAN
10 11 (20.75%) HP
10 11 (20.75%) XenApp
11 10 (18.87%) Cisco
11 10 (18.87%) VPN
11 10 (18.87%) AppSense
12 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (16.98%) Finance
12 9 (16.98%) QA
12 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Lync
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) LAN
2 12 (22.64%) WAN
3 11 (20.75%) DHCP
3 11 (20.75%) DNS
3 11 (20.75%) SAN
4 10 (18.87%) VPN
5 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.55%) Firewall
5 4 (7.55%) VLAN
5 4 (7.55%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.55%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.77%) VoIP
8 1 (1.89%) WLAN
8 1 (1.89%) SNMP
8 1 (1.89%) MPLS
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Citrix Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Server Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) Project Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Private Cloud
4 4 (7.55%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.89%) Life Science
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (67.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.43%) UNIX
5 5 (9.43%) Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.77%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) PRINCE2
2 11 (20.75%) Migration
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
5 5 (9.43%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) Supplier Management
6 4 (7.55%) Time Management
6 4 (7.55%) BPR
7 2 (3.77%) Server Building
7 2 (3.77%) Load Testing
7 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.77%) Change Management
7 2 (3.77%) ERP
8 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.89%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) C
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (22.64%) MCSE
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (13.21%) MCSA
5 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (11.32%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (11.32%) CCEE
6 5 (9.43%) MCITP
6 5 (9.43%) CCNA
7 4 (7.55%) CCA
7 4 (7.55%) CCIE
7 4 (7.55%) CCAA
8 3 (5.66%) MCP
9 2 (3.77%) Degree
9 2 (3.77%) CCEA
9 2 (3.77%) CCIA
10 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.89%) ISEB
10 1 (1.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
2 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.75%) XenApp
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (15.09%) MetaFrame
5 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.43%) vSphere
7 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
7 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (5.66%) NFS
8 3 (5.66%) Xen
9 2 (3.77%) Terminal Server
9 2 (3.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Citrix
2 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 23 (43.40%) VMware
3 11 (20.75%) HP
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
4 10 (18.87%) AppSense
5 6 (11.32%) NetApp
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.55%) EMC
6 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
7 3 (5.66%) Veeam
7 3 (5.66%) Symantec
7 3 (5.66%) Dell
8 2 (3.77%) SAP
8 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.77%) Wyse
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos
9 1 (1.89%) Sage
9 1 (1.89%) Lotus
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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