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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 92 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 64 40 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 1.29% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.78% 5.69% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 2
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£350 £250 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.63%
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
823 703 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.20% 22.66% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 295 252
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 128 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +10 34 £338 +22.72% 19
Merseyside -9 10 £675 +170.00% 5
Cumbria - 10 - -
Cheshire -18 4 £325 +30.00% 12
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (65.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (55.20%) Active Directory
4 48 (38.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (38.40%) VMware
5 47 (37.60%) Microsoft
6 43 (34.40%) Citrix
7 41 (32.80%) SQL Server
8 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
9 31 (24.80%) Migration
10 28 (22.40%) LAN
11 27 (21.60%) Hyper-V
12 25 (20.00%) DHCP
13 22 (17.60%) WAN
13 22 (17.60%) DNS
13 22 (17.60%) ITIL
13 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (16.80%) Linux
14 21 (16.80%) Oracle
14 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (16.80%) High Availability
15 20 (16.00%) SAN
15 20 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (15.20%) Finance
16 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (14.40%) IIS
17 18 (14.40%) UNIX
17 18 (14.40%) ERP
17 18 (14.40%) SCCM
17 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (14.40%) IIS
4 14 (11.20%) NetWeaver
5 13 (10.40%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (7.20%) MQSeries
8 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (2.40%) Lync
11 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Office
2 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) Office 365
3 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.40%) LAN
2 25 (20.00%) DHCP
3 22 (17.60%) WAN
3 22 (17.60%) DNS
4 20 (16.00%) SAN
5 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP
6 14 (11.20%) Firewall
7 10 (8.00%) VPN
7 10 (8.00%) HTTP
8 6 (4.80%) DMZ
8 6 (4.80%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.00%) Wireless
9 5 (4.00%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.00%) VLAN
10 3 (2.40%) NAS
11 2 (1.60%) Internet
11 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.80%) SMS
12 1 (0.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.20%) SAP HANA
4 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (8.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.40%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.60%) Toad
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Legal
3 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Billing
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (21.60%) Architect
2 25 (20.00%) Analyst
3 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) SAP Architect
5 12 (9.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (8.80%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (8.00%) Developer
8 9 (7.20%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Wintel Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.80%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Consultant
13 4 (3.20%) SAP Technical Architect
13 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) Web Services
2 10 (8.00%) WCF
2 10 (8.00%) XML
2 10 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (8.00%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) REST
3 9 (7.20%) MSMQ
4 7 (5.60%) SAP Basis
5 4 (3.20%) Application Packaging
5 4 (3.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.80%) Modernizr
6 1 (0.80%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.80%) CSS
6 1 (0.80%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Clustering
2 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.40%) Life Science
5 2 (1.60%) NHS
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.80%) Open Source
6 1 (0.80%) Tandem
6 1 (0.80%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (65.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (38.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (16.80%) Linux
5 18 (14.40%) UNIX
6 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.80%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.20%) Solaris
8 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Migration
2 22 (17.60%) ITIL
3 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (16.80%) High Availability
4 18 (14.40%) ERP
4 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.40%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (8.80%) Project Management
7 9 (7.20%) Web Application Development
7 9 (7.20%) OO
7 9 (7.20%) Release Management
8 8 (6.40%) OOP
8 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.40%) SOA
9 6 (4.80%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.00%) Time Management
11 4 (3.20%) Supplier Management
11 4 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.00%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.00%) XPath
3 10 (8.00%) C#
3 10 (8.00%) XQuery
4 3 (2.40%) VBScript
5 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) Java
6 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.60%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (8.80%) MCSE
6 10 (8.00%) CCNA
7 9 (7.20%) CCA
8 8 (6.40%) CCEA
8 8 (6.40%) CCIA
9 7 (5.60%) CCEE
10 5 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.20%) CCIE
11 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.20%) CCAA
12 3 (2.40%) MCITP
13 2 (1.60%) MCSA
13 2 (1.60%) ISEB
14 1 (0.80%) MCP
14 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) QA
2 7 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (55.20%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.60%) Hyper-V
3 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (12.80%) XenApp
5 13 (10.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 11 (8.80%) XenDesktop
7 8 (6.40%) MetaFrame
8 6 (4.80%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.80%) DFS Replication
8 6 (4.80%) Firmware
8 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.00%) XenServer
10 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.60%) Xen
12 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.80%) NFS
12 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.80%) vSphere
12 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.20%) SCOM
4 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.60%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (38.40%) VMware
2 47 (37.60%) Microsoft
3 43 (34.40%) Citrix
4 21 (16.80%) Oracle
5 17 (13.60%) NetApp
6 16 (12.80%) Cisco
7 15 (12.00%) SAP
8 13 (10.40%) HP
9 12 (9.60%) AppSense
10 8 (6.40%) Dell
10 8 (6.40%) EMC
11 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.20%) Symantec
13 3 (2.40%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.40%) Wyse
14 2 (1.60%) Veeam
14 2 (1.60%) McAfee
14 2 (1.60%) IBM
15 1 (0.80%) MobileIron
15 1 (0.80%) Avaya
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