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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 73 74 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 22 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 0.97% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.49% 4.23% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £145 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £265 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.60 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% -25.00%
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
339 284 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.66% 22.96% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 150 116
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
4 30 (52.63%) Citrix
5 28 (49.12%) VMware
6 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 18 (31.58%) LAN
9 16 (28.07%) ITIL
10 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (24.56%) Cisco
11 14 (24.56%) SQL
11 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
11 14 (24.56%) WAN
12 13 (22.81%) HP
12 13 (22.81%) SAN
13 12 (21.05%) Finance
14 11 (19.30%) Migration
14 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (19.30%) MCSE
14 11 (19.30%) PRINCE2
15 10 (17.54%) DHCP
15 10 (17.54%) VPN
15 10 (17.54%) DNS
15 10 (17.54%) XenApp
16 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
16 9 (15.79%) QA
16 9 (15.79%) Data Centre

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) Lync
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) LAN
2 14 (24.56%) WAN
3 13 (22.81%) SAN
4 10 (17.54%) VPN
4 10 (17.54%) DNS
4 10 (17.54%) DHCP
5 5 (8.77%) NetScaler
6 4 (7.02%) Firewall
6 4 (7.02%) VLAN
6 4 (7.02%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.51%) VoIP
9 1 (1.75%) WLAN
9 1 (1.75%) SNMP
9 1 (1.75%) MPLS
9 1 (1.75%) Wireless
9 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.75%) Toad
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Project Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (1.75%) Installations Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Technical Specialist
10 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Private Cloud
4 4 (7.02%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) DTV
6 1 (1.75%) Life Science
6 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Linux
5 5 (8.77%) UNIX
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.51%) CentOS
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) PRINCE2
2 11 (19.30%) Migration
3 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) Service Management
5 4 (7.02%) Supplier Management
5 4 (7.02%) BPR
6 3 (5.26%) Time Management
6 3 (5.26%) ERP
7 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.75%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.75%) Automation Testing
8 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.30%) MCSE
2 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (12.28%) MCSA
4 7 (12.28%) CCNA
5 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (8.77%) CCEE
7 4 (7.02%) CCAA
7 4 (7.02%) MCITP
7 4 (7.02%) CCA
7 4 (7.02%) CCIE
8 3 (5.26%) MCP
9 1 (1.75%) ISEB
9 1 (1.75%) CCNP
9 1 (1.75%) Degree
9 1 (1.75%) CCIA
9 1 (1.75%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) XenApp
4 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (14.04%) MetaFrame
5 8 (14.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (8.77%) vSphere
7 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (5.26%) NFS
8 3 (5.26%) Xen
8 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.51%) XenServer
10 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Citrix
2 28 (49.12%) VMware
3 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (24.56%) Cisco
5 13 (22.81%) HP
6 9 (15.79%) AppSense
7 8 (14.04%) NetApp
8 6 (10.53%) 3PAR
9 5 (8.77%) Symantec
10 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.02%) EMC
11 3 (5.26%) Veeam
11 3 (5.26%) Dell
11 3 (5.26%) SAP
12 2 (3.51%) McAfee
13 1 (1.75%) Sophos
13 1 (1.75%) Wyse
13 1 (1.75%) Sage
13 1 (1.75%) Lotus
13 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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