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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 66 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 25 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 0.74% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.89% 3.57% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £224 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.08%
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
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) VMware
3 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
3 29 (61.70%) Citrix
4 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (46.81%) MS Exchange
6 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.04%) LAN
7 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco
9 12 (25.53%) SQL
9 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (25.53%) Finance
10 11 (23.40%) Firewall
10 11 (23.40%) SAN
10 11 (23.40%) NetApp
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (21.28%) CCNA
12 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
12 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
13 8 (17.02%) MS Office
13 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (14.89%) CCIA
14 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
14 7 (14.89%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (14.89%) CCEA
14 7 (14.89%) HP
14 7 (14.89%) WAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (46.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.64%) IIS
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) LAN
2 11 (23.40%) SAN
2 11 (23.40%) Firewall
3 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
3 7 (14.89%) WAN
4 5 (10.64%) DHCP
4 5 (10.64%) DNS
5 3 (6.38%) VLAN
6 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) ADSL
7 1 (2.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.13%) BGP
7 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.13%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.26%) Toad
1 2 (4.26%) Fiddler
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) Migration
2 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Project Management
4 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Test Management
4 2 (4.26%) Time Management
4 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.26%) Automation Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.13%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.13%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Change Management
5 1 (2.13%) ERP
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) CCNA
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCEA
2 7 (14.89%) CCIA
3 5 (10.64%) CCA
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) MCSE
5 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) ISEB
6 2 (4.26%) CCEE
7 1 (2.13%) MCSA
7 1 (2.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
4 7 (14.89%) XenApp
5 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (10.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (10.64%) XenServer
7 2 (4.26%) Terminal Server
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.26%) Xen
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.13%) NFS
8 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) VMware
2 29 (61.70%) Citrix
3 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
4 13 (27.66%) Cisco
5 11 (23.40%) NetApp
6 7 (14.89%) HP
7 5 (10.64%) 3PAR
7 5 (10.64%) Symantec
8 2 (4.26%) Wyse
8 2 (4.26%) AppSense
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.13%) Dell
9 1 (2.13%) EMC
9 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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Rate: Competitive
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