The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 69 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.68% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 3.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 -
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
266 211 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.63% 20.49% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 94 103
Average daily rate £313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £9.80 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2012
North West

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 10 July 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
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 10 July 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
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Wireless
5 6 (31.58%) Clustering
5 6 (31.58%) SCCM
6 5 (26.32%) SCOM
6 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (26.32%) SCSM
6 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (26.32%) Avaya
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) IIS
6 5 (26.32%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) DNS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
1 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (26.32%) IIS
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Wireless
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) IPsec
4 2 (10.53%) Intranet
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
2 2 (10.53%) Tester
2 2 (10.53%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Designer
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) EDI
1 2 (10.53%) EDIFACT
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
1 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
2 1 (5.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 5 (26.32%) SCSM
3 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Avaya
4 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) Novell
7 1 (5.26%) Wyse
7 1 (5.26%) 3Com
7 1 (5.26%) AppSense
7 1 (5.26%) Altiris
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) Ruckus Wireless
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