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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 65 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 26 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.85% 0.87% 0.082%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.07% 3.88% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -25.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+51.63% -4.68%
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
322 258 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.92% 22.34% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 125 131
Average daily rate £350 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.10 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -7.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.16 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) VMware
3 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 22 (52.38%) Citrix
6 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
8 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
9 14 (33.33%) LAN
10 13 (30.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (30.95%) Firewall
11 12 (28.57%) SAN
11 12 (28.57%) SQL
11 12 (28.57%) Finance
12 10 (23.81%) MS Office
12 10 (23.81%) Cisco
13 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (21.43%) ITIL
13 9 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
14 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 7 (16.67%) DHCP
15 7 (16.67%) CCNA
15 7 (16.67%) NetApp
15 7 (16.67%) DNS
15 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (16.67%) XenDesktop
15 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
16 6 (14.29%) XenApp

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.90%) IIS
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) LAN
2 13 (30.95%) Firewall
3 12 (28.57%) SAN
4 7 (16.67%) DHCP
4 7 (16.67%) DNS
5 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
6 4 (9.52%) Wireshark
6 4 (9.52%) VLAN
6 4 (9.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.38%) VPN
8 1 (2.38%) Intranet
8 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Wintel Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Wintel Support
7 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.38%) Time Management
4 1 (2.38%) Load Testing
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.67%) CCNA
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) CCIA
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (14.29%) CCEA
3 6 (14.29%) MCSE
4 5 (11.90%) CCA
5 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (7.14%) MCSA
7 2 (4.76%) MCITP
8 1 (2.38%) MCP
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.38%) MCTS
8 1 (2.38%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 7 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 6 (14.29%) XenApp
6 5 (11.90%) XenServer
7 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.38%) NFS
8 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.38%) Xen
8 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) VMware
2 22 (52.38%) Citrix
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) NetApp
6 5 (11.90%) HP
7 4 (9.52%) Spiceworks
7 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 4 (9.52%) IBM
8 3 (7.14%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) EMC
8 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) Wyse
10 1 (2.38%) AppSense
10 1 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
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