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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 70 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 18 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 0.59% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 2.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 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 £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
304 241 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.05% 20.17% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 121 119
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 29 August 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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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 - -
Oldham - 1 £365 -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 10 (40.00%) LAN
5 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (36.00%) Citrix
6 9 (36.00%) SAN
7 8 (32.00%) ITIL
8 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) DHCP
8 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco
8 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (24.00%) WAN
9 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (20.00%) HP
10 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
10 5 (20.00%) Clustering
10 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
10 5 (20.00%) SCCM
11 4 (16.00%) SCOM
11 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
11 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) CICS
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LAN
2 9 (36.00%) SAN
3 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 6 (24.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall
5 4 (16.00%) Wireless
5 4 (16.00%) IPsec
5 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (8.00%) VLAN
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) SMS
7 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Network Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Server Support
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (12.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) SCSM
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (16.00%) Spiceworks
6 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (16.00%) Avaya
6 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) EMC
8 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) Veeam
8 2 (8.00%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (4.00%) SAP
9 1 (4.00%) AppSense
9 1 (4.00%) Altiris
9 1 (4.00%) Symantec
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