The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 101 98 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 39 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.10% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.34% 4.93% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.12% -
Windows Server 2012
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
730 629 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 22.38% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 262 306
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 92 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £31.56 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
Manchester -2 14 £303 +36.06% 14
Cheshire +11 12 £260 +15.55% 5
Merseyside 0 6 - - 1
Lancashire -26 3 £115 -61.66%
Cumbria - - - - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (56.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (53.95%) Active Directory
4 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
4 41 (53.95%) VMware
5 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
6 26 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 23 (30.26%) Citrix
9 19 (25.00%) DHCP
9 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (22.37%) SQL
11 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
13 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
13 14 (18.42%) DNS
13 14 (18.42%) ITIL
13 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (18.42%) SAN
14 13 (17.11%) Migration
14 13 (17.11%) SCOM
15 12 (15.79%) Banking
15 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (15.79%) Cisco
15 12 (15.79%) LAN
16 11 (14.47%) IIS
16 11 (14.47%) Finance
16 11 (14.47%) SCCM

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
2 26 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
5 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (14.47%) IIS
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.95%) Confluence
9 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.32%) Lync
10 1 (1.32%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) DHCP
2 14 (18.42%) DNS
2 14 (18.42%) SAN
3 12 (15.79%) LAN
4 9 (11.84%) Firewall
5 5 (6.58%) WAN
5 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.95%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.63%) NAS
8 2 (2.63%) VLAN
8 2 (2.63%) VPN
8 2 (2.63%) ADSL
9 1 (1.32%) Broadband
9 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Selenium
2 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.79%) Banking
2 11 (14.47%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Local Government
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) 3rd Line Support
1 11 (14.47%) Administrator
2 9 (11.84%) Analyst
3 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Wintel Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Wintel Support
5 5 (6.58%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Wintel Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Server Support
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (56.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.53%) Linux
6 4 (5.26%) UNIX
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Migration
3 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.89%) High Availability
4 5 (6.58%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.58%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.95%) CRM
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.63%) Workflow
7 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.63%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.32%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.32%) Database Security
8 1 (1.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.32%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.32%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.95%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.84%) MCSE
3 7 (9.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (7.89%) MCP
5 3 (3.95%) MCSA
6 2 (2.63%) CCNA
6 2 (2.63%) CCA
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.63%) CCEA
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.63%) MCTS
6 2 (2.63%) CCIA
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 41 (53.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.89%) XenServer
6 4 (5.26%) XenApp
7 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.63%) vSphere
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) SCOM
2 11 (14.47%) SCCM
3 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.58%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft
1 41 (53.95%) VMware
2 23 (30.26%) Citrix
3 12 (15.79%) Cisco
4 10 (13.16%) Cyber-Ark
5 9 (11.84%) HP
6 6 (7.89%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.58%) IBM
8 4 (5.26%) Dell
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
8 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.26%) Symantec
8 4 (5.26%) Spiceworks
9 3 (3.95%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.95%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Infor
10 2 (2.63%) Veeam
10 2 (2.63%) Remedy
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