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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 119 94 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 32 41 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.30% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.98% 5.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 3
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£338 £250 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -33.33%
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
804 726 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.82% 23.04% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 364 239
Average daily rate £375 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 104 66
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £33.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 2015.

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
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 3 June 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
Manchester +8 19 £350 - 22
Merseyside -9 5 £215 -14.00% 4
Lancashire 0 2 £425 +70.00% 4
Cheshire -30 2 £165 -34.00% 16
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (65.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
4 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
5 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
6 39 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (35.29%) Citrix
7 36 (35.29%) VMware
8 26 (25.49%) Migration
8 26 (25.49%) MS Exchange
9 22 (21.57%) LAN
10 21 (20.59%) Oracle
11 20 (19.61%) Linux
11 20 (19.61%) WAN
11 20 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
12 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (17.65%) ERP
12 18 (17.65%) UNIX
13 17 (16.67%) SAN
13 17 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (14.71%) SAP
15 15 (14.71%) IIS
16 14 (13.73%) ITIL
16 14 (13.73%) DHCP
16 14 (13.73%) NetWeaver

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 26 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 16 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (14.71%) IIS
4 14 (13.73%) NetWeaver
5 13 (12.75%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (8.82%) MQSeries
7 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.90%) Lync
9 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.57%) LAN
2 20 (19.61%) WAN
3 17 (16.67%) SAN
4 14 (13.73%) DHCP
5 12 (11.76%) DNS
6 11 (10.78%) VPN
7 10 (9.80%) HTTP
8 8 (7.84%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.84%) Firewall
9 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.92%) VLAN
10 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.96%) Internet
12 1 (0.98%) MPLS
12 1 (0.98%) BGP
12 1 (0.98%) VPLS
12 1 (0.98%) NAS
12 1 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (13.73%) SAP HANA
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.96%) Toad
3 2 (1.96%) MSI
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.96%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Law
3 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Architect
2 17 (16.67%) Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) SAP Architect
4 12 (11.76%) Developer
5 11 (10.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (9.80%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) Citrix Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.90%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.92%) SAP Technical Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.94%) Consultant
11 3 (2.94%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) Web Services
2 12 (11.76%) XML
2 12 (11.76%) .NET
3 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.80%) WCF
3 10 (9.80%) REST
4 9 (8.82%) MSMQ
5 7 (6.86%) SAP Basis
6 4 (3.92%) Middleware
7 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.94%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.98%) HTML
8 1 (0.98%) Ajax
8 1 (0.98%) CSS
8 1 (0.98%) Modernizr
8 1 (0.98%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.98%) Tandem
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (65.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.61%) Linux
5 18 (17.65%) UNIX
6 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.92%) Solaris
8 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.96%) CentOS
9 2 (1.96%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Migration
2 18 (17.65%) ERP
3 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (13.73%) ITIL
5 14 (13.73%) High Availability
6 13 (12.75%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (9.80%) Project Management
8 9 (8.82%) Release Management
8 9 (8.82%) OO
8 9 (8.82%) Web Application Development
9 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.84%) OOP
9 8 (7.84%) SOA
10 4 (3.92%) BPR
10 4 (3.92%) Service Management
10 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.92%) Supplier Management
10 4 (3.92%) Time Management
11 3 (2.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) C#
3 10 (9.80%) XQuery
3 10 (9.80%) XPath
4 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.96%) VBScript
7 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.84%) MCSE
6 7 (6.86%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (5.88%) CCEE
8 5 (4.90%) CCNA
8 5 (4.90%) CCA
8 5 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.92%) Degree
9 4 (3.92%) CCIE
9 4 (3.92%) CCAA
10 3 (2.94%) CCIA
10 3 (2.94%) MCP
10 3 (2.94%) MCSA
10 3 (2.94%) CCEA
10 3 (2.94%) MCITP
11 2 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) QA
2 7 (6.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (49.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 14 (13.73%) XenApp
5 9 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (7.84%) MetaFrame
7 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.88%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.94%) XenServer
10 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.96%) Xen
10 2 (1.96%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.98%) NFS
11 1 (0.98%) Firmware
11 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.98%) vSphere
11 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) WSUS
3 2 (1.96%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.96%) SCOM
3 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.98%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.29%) Citrix
2 36 (35.29%) VMware
3 21 (20.59%) Oracle
4 15 (14.71%) SAP
5 13 (12.75%) NetApp
6 11 (10.78%) Cisco
6 11 (10.78%) AppSense
7 8 (7.84%) HP
7 8 (7.84%) EMC
8 6 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.94%) Dell
9 3 (2.94%) Veeam
9 3 (2.94%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.96%) IBM
10 2 (1.96%) Lotus
10 2 (1.96%) Wyse
10 2 (1.96%) Symantec
11 1 (0.98%) McAfee
11 1 (0.98%) Sage
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