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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 54 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 52 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 2.07% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.61% 9.80% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 3
Average daily rate £319 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -0.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +30.30%
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
382 296 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.79% 21.17% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 146 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford 0 4 £258 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £310 -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (58.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
4 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
5 36 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 36 (48.00%) Windows Server
6 29 (38.67%) Migration
7 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (30.67%) DNS
9 21 (28.00%) Citrix
10 20 (26.67%) SQL
10 20 (26.67%) VMware
10 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
12 17 (22.67%) HP
13 15 (20.00%) Windows 7
14 14 (18.67%) NetScaler
14 14 (18.67%) .NET
15 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
15 13 (17.33%) DHCP
15 13 (17.33%) NHS
16 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
17 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
17 10 (13.33%) Application Packaging
17 10 (13.33%) SAN
17 10 (13.33%) Oracle
17 10 (13.33%) AppSense
18 9 (12.00%) NetBackup
18 9 (12.00%) IIS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (12.00%) IIS
2 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.67%) Apache
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) CMS
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.00%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.67%) DNS
2 14 (18.67%) NetScaler
3 13 (17.33%) DHCP
4 10 (13.33%) SAN
5 8 (10.67%) LAN
6 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.67%) Firewall
7 5 (6.67%) WAN
8 4 (5.33%) VLAN
9 3 (4.00%) Network Security
9 3 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (4.00%) SMTP
9 3 (4.00%) SSL
10 2 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (9.33%) Toad
4 4 (5.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (5.33%) Xcode
5 3 (4.00%) Fiddler
5 3 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.67%) Retail
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) DBA
1 9 (12.00%) Developer
2 8 (10.67%) Applications Developer
3 7 (9.33%) Server Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (8.00%) Designer
4 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Senior DBA
5 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Designer
5 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Applications Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) .NET
2 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.33%) Ajax
3 4 (5.33%) Android SDK
3 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
3 4 (5.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.33%) HTML5
3 4 (5.33%) iOS SDK
3 4 (5.33%) jQuery
3 4 (5.33%) PhoneGap
3 4 (5.33%) WCF
3 4 (5.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) NHS
2 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Clustering
5 3 (4.00%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
7 1 (1.33%) CCTV
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Life Science
7 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (58.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (48.00%) Windows Server
4 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.00%) Linux
7 4 (5.33%) Android
7 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.33%) Unix
8 3 (4.00%) AIX
8 3 (4.00%) HPUX
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Migration
2 10 (13.33%) Application Packaging
3 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.67%) ITIL
4 7 (9.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (9.33%) Test Management
4 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Business Transformation
7 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.33%) ETL
7 4 (5.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (5.33%) MVC
7 4 (5.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.33%) C#
4 4 (5.33%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.33%) Objective-C
4 4 (5.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.00%) VBScript
6 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.33%) MCSE
3 5 (6.67%) MCITP
4 4 (5.33%) MCSA
4 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) CCEA
5 3 (4.00%) CCEE
5 3 (4.00%) CCIA
5 3 (4.00%) CCNA
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.67%) Degree
6 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) ISEB
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.67%) MCDST
6 2 (2.67%) MCP
6 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 3 (4.00%) XenApp
4 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.67%) NFS
5 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 2 (2.67%) Xen
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.33%) OpenIDM
4 1 (1.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) vMotion
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) Citrix
3 20 (26.67%) VMware
4 17 (22.67%) HP
5 10 (13.33%) AppSense
5 10 (13.33%) Oracle
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco
7 8 (10.67%) NetApp
7 8 (10.67%) Wyse
8 7 (9.33%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.67%) Symantec
10 4 (5.33%) Appcelerator
10 4 (5.33%) Xamarin
11 3 (4.00%) EMC
11 3 (4.00%) EPiServer
11 3 (4.00%) IBM
11 3 (4.00%) OpenText
11 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.00%) Splunk