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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 68 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 38 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.09% 1.49% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.79% 8.16% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 8
Median daily rate £325 £273 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% +13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -32.69%
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
388 343 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.32% 18.27% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 177 168
Median daily rate £375 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 27
Median hourly rate £17.36 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.05% -7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £413 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 £306 - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (76.71%) Windows Server
3 52 (71.23%) Active Directory
4 48 (65.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (56.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (54.79%) VMware
7 28 (38.36%) Citrix
8 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
8 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
9 19 (26.03%) HP
10 16 (21.92%) Migration
10 16 (21.92%) AppSense
11 14 (19.18%) Application Packaging
11 14 (19.18%) XenApp
11 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
12 13 (17.81%) Fat Client
12 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.81%) Wyse
12 13 (17.81%) Thin Client
13 12 (16.44%) DNS
13 12 (16.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (16.44%) NetScaler
14 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
15 10 (13.70%) SCCM
15 10 (13.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (13.70%) Cisco
16 8 (10.96%) DHCP
16 8 (10.96%) SCOM
16 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
17 7 (9.59%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.22%) IIS
1 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) DNS
1 12 (16.44%) NetScaler
2 8 (10.96%) DHCP
3 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.11%) Firewall
4 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.11%) VLAN
4 3 (4.11%) VoIP
5 2 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) LDAP
5 2 (2.74%) Network Security
5 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) VPN
5 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.37%) FTP
6 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Moq
1 4 (5.48%) NUnit
1 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) WiX
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) Local Government
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Citrix Specialist
2 8 (10.96%) Citrix Expert
3 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Support
4 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (5.48%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) XML
3 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.48%) Entity Framework
3 4 (5.48%) SOAP
3 4 (5.48%) WinForms
4 2 (2.74%) WCF
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.81%) Fat Client
2 13 (17.81%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.74%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.74%) Life Science
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (76.71%) Windows Server
3 48 (65.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (56.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.22%) Linux
7 4 (5.48%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Solaris
10 1 (1.37%) Unix
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Migration
2 14 (19.18%) Application Packaging
3 5 (6.85%) IT Governance
3 5 (6.85%) ITIL
3 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
4 4 (5.48%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.11%) Application Discovery
5 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (2.74%) CRM
6 2 (2.74%) ERP
6 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.74%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (2.74%) Web Development
7 1 (1.37%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.37%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.37%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.22%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.48%) VB
3 4 (5.48%) VB6
4 3 (4.11%) C
5 2 (2.74%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) PHP
5 2 (2.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) MCSA
2 4 (5.48%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) CCNA
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (71.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) XenApp
3 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (16.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (13.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.48%) vSphere
8 2 (2.74%) NFS
8 2 (2.74%) Xen
9 1 (1.37%) NDS
9 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) VMware
2 28 (38.36%) Citrix
3 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.03%) HP
5 16 (21.92%) AppSense
6 13 (17.81%) Wyse
7 10 (13.70%) Cisco
8 3 (4.11%) Dell
8 3 (4.11%) IBM
8 3 (4.11%) NetApp
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle
9 2 (2.74%) Avaya
9 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.74%) Lotus
9 2 (2.74%) Reuters
9 2 (2.74%) Veeam
10 1 (1.37%) Juniper
10 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.37%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.37%) Splunk