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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 64 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 24 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.65% 0.55% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.63% 2.76% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -17.45%
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
278 254 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.07% 20.02% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 126 70
Average daily rate £328 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Oldham - 3 £400 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 31 (63.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (57.14%) Citrix
4 24 (48.98%) VMware
5 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (38.78%) LAN
7 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
7 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
8 15 (30.61%) WAN
9 14 (28.57%) ITIL
10 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (24.49%) XenApp
11 12 (24.49%) SAN
12 11 (22.45%) Cisco
12 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
13 10 (20.41%) VPN
13 10 (20.41%) AppSense
13 10 (20.41%) QA
13 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (18.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (18.37%) Finance
14 9 (18.37%) NetApp
14 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
15 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
15 8 (16.33%) MCSE
15 8 (16.33%) Migration
15 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Lync
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) LAN
2 15 (30.61%) WAN
3 12 (24.49%) SAN
4 10 (20.41%) VPN
5 7 (14.29%) Firewall
6 4 (8.16%) DNS
6 4 (8.16%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.12%) VLAN
7 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) DHCP
8 1 (2.04%) NAS
8 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.04%) VPLS
8 1 (2.04%) MPLS
8 1 (2.04%) BGP
8 1 (2.04%) SNMP
8 1 (2.04%) ADSL
8 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.08%) Toad
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.08%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Project Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Solaris
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) CentOS
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (16.33%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
4 4 (8.16%) Service Management
4 4 (8.16%) BPR
4 4 (8.16%) Time Management
5 2 (4.08%) ERP
5 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Server Building
5 2 (4.08%) Automation Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (16.33%) MCSE
4 7 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (12.24%) CCEE
6 5 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (10.20%) CCNA
6 5 (10.20%) CCA
7 4 (8.16%) CCIE
7 4 (8.16%) CCAA
8 3 (6.12%) CCIA
8 3 (6.12%) MCITP
8 3 (6.12%) CCEA
8 3 (6.12%) MCSA
8 3 (6.12%) MCP
9 2 (4.08%) ISEB
10 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
4 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (24.49%) XenApp
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
6 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
7 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
9 2 (4.08%) Terminal Server
9 2 (4.08%) Xen
10 1 (2.04%) vSphere
10 1 (2.04%) XenServer
10 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Citrix
2 24 (48.98%) VMware
3 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.45%) Cisco
5 10 (20.41%) AppSense
6 9 (18.37%) NetApp
7 5 (10.20%) HP
8 4 (8.16%) EMC
8 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.12%) Veeam
9 3 (6.12%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle
10 2 (4.08%) Dell
10 2 (4.08%) Symantec
10 2 (4.08%) Wyse
11 1 (2.04%) McAfee
11 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.04%) Sage
11 1 (2.04%) SAP