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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 55 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 45 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.74% 2.36% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.48% 12.33% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 11
Median daily rate £303 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £173 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £413 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
- +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.08%
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
392 373 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.83% 19.16% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 182 168
Median daily rate £390 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £154 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 41 47
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.80 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.43 £38.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 4 £199 -
Stockport - 4 £531 - 1
Salford -6 2 £344 +5.76%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £238 - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 47 (65.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
5 36 (50.00%) VMware
6 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 22 (30.56%) Citrix
9 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (20.83%) SCCM
11 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 13 (18.06%) Cisco
12 13 (18.06%) Firewall
12 13 (18.06%) Migration
13 11 (15.28%) DNS
14 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
14 10 (13.89%) NetApp
14 10 (13.89%) XenApp
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
15 9 (12.50%) AppSense
15 9 (12.50%) Web Services
16 8 (11.11%) LAN
16 8 (11.11%) SAN
16 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
16 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
16 8 (11.11%) SCOM
17 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (9.72%) VLAN
17 7 (9.72%) WAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.33%) IIS
2 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) Firewall
2 11 (15.28%) DNS
3 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.11%) LAN
4 8 (11.11%) SAN
5 7 (9.72%) DHCP
5 7 (9.72%) LDAP
5 7 (9.72%) VLAN
5 7 (9.72%) WAN
6 4 (5.56%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.17%) VoIP
8 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.39%) FTP
9 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.39%) MPLS
9 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Moq
1 4 (5.56%) NUnit
1 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.78%) WiX
General
1 3 (4.17%) Local Government
1 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (13.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.72%) Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Administrator
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) Developer
5 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix Expert
5 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) .NET
3 5 (6.94%) XML
4 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
4 4 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (5.56%) WinForms
5 2 (2.78%) WCF
6 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
2 4 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 47 (65.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.72%) Linux
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) Unix
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) ITIL
3 4 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 3 (4.17%) Application Discovery
4 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.17%) CRM
5 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.78%) Change Management
5 2 (2.78%) Document Management
5 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.78%) Security Patching
5 2 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.39%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (1.39%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.39%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.39%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.39%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (1.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) C#
2 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.56%) VB
3 4 (5.56%) VB6
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.78%) C
5 2 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) MCSE
4 3 (4.17%) MCSA
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.78%) MCP
6 1 (1.39%) CCA
6 1 (1.39%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (59.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) XenApp
4 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.33%) vSphere
6 5 (6.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.94%) ProxySG
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.39%) NDS
10 1 (1.39%) NFS
10 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.39%) Xen
10 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.78%) WSUS
3 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (50.00%) VMware
2 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.56%) Citrix
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco
5 10 (13.89%) NetApp
6 9 (12.50%) AppSense
7 6 (8.33%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 4 (5.56%) Wyse
10 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.39%) Avaya
11 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.39%) Dell
11 1 (1.39%) Juniper
11 1 (1.39%) Novell
11 1 (1.39%) Reuters
11 1 (1.39%) SAP