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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 74 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 0.53% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.24% 2.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
283 242 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.90% 21.25% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 116 104
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 37
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 £9.85 £9.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheadle - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
5 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
6 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (33.33%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) DHCP
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (23.81%) Wireless
8 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 5 (23.81%) Backup Exec
8 5 (23.81%) Clustering
9 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (19.05%) SCOM
9 4 (19.05%) SCSM
9 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (19.05%) 3PAR

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
1 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (19.05%) IIS
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) CICS
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) DHCP
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) Wireless
4 4 (19.05%) IPsec
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) SMS
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
1 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.76%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Architect
1 4 (19.05%) Administrator
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) EDI
1 1 (4.76%) EDIFACT
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.76%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Management
3 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Backup Exec
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
2 4 (19.05%) SCSM
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Avaya
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
6 2 (9.52%) Spiceworks
6 2 (9.52%) Veeam
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Novell
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Wyse
7 1 (4.76%) 3Com
7 1 (4.76%) AppSense
7 1 (4.76%) Altiris
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