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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 106 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 63 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.43% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 5.95% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £365 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.83% +0.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.22% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.60 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £24.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-14.77% -3.03%
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
894 740 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 23.99% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 383 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 28 £264 +14.67% 19
Merseyside +4 14 £250 +24.68% 7
Cheshire -11 9 £333 +17.69% 9
Lancashire -7 7 £375 +7.14% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (69.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (55.45%) Active Directory
4 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
5 49 (48.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (46.53%) VMware
7 42 (41.58%) Citrix
8 33 (32.67%) DHCP
9 31 (30.69%) DNS
10 29 (28.71%) MS Exchange
10 29 (28.71%) SQL
11 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (23.76%) ITIL
13 21 (20.79%) SAN
13 21 (20.79%) XenApp
14 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
14 20 (19.80%) LAN
15 19 (18.81%) WAN
16 18 (17.82%) MCSE
16 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (15.84%) Cisco
19 15 (14.85%) HP
19 15 (14.85%) MS Office
19 15 (14.85%) vSphere
19 15 (14.85%) Migration
19 15 (14.85%) Data Centre
20 14 (13.86%) AppSense
20 14 (13.86%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (28.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.91%) IIS
5 8 (7.92%) Lync
5 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.97%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (32.67%) DHCP
2 31 (30.69%) DNS
3 21 (20.79%) SAN
4 20 (19.80%) LAN
5 19 (18.81%) WAN
6 12 (11.88%) VPN
7 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
8 9 (8.91%) Firewall
9 5 (4.95%) WLAN
10 4 (3.96%) VLAN
10 4 (3.96%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.96%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.97%) VoIP
11 3 (2.97%) Wireless
12 2 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.98%) NAS
13 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.99%) DMZ
13 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.98%) MSI
3 2 (1.98%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) Toad
4 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Law
3 4 (3.96%) Legal
3 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (12.87%) Analyst
1 13 (12.87%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (11.88%) Architect
2 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Citrix Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Project Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support
10 3 (2.97%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Support Technician
10 3 (2.97%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.98%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.98%) XML
3 2 (1.98%) Middleware
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.99%) Ajax
4 1 (0.99%) WCF
4 1 (0.99%) LINQ
4 1 (0.99%) jQuery
4 1 (0.99%) RESTful
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.99%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.99%) Modernizr
4 1 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.92%) Clustering
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.98%) DTV
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.99%) Tandem
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (69.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (48.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.91%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.94%) Linux
7 5 (4.95%) UNIX
8 4 (3.96%) Solaris
9 2 (1.98%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.98%) CentOS
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) ITIL
2 15 (14.85%) Migration
3 11 (10.89%) PRINCE2
4 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.92%) Server Building
6 7 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.94%) Project Management
8 5 (4.95%) Service Management
8 5 (4.95%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.96%) Time Management
9 4 (3.96%) BPR
9 4 (3.96%) Supplier Management
10 3 (2.97%) Change Management
11 2 (1.98%) MVC
11 2 (1.98%) Validation
11 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.98%) ERP
11 2 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.98%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) SQL
2 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.93%) VBScript
3 7 (6.93%) C#
4 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.97%) C
5 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.99%) VB
5 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.82%) MCSE
3 14 (13.86%) CCNA
3 14 (13.86%) MCITP
4 13 (12.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (11.88%) MCSA
6 7 (6.93%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (6.93%) CCEE
7 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.94%) CCNP
7 6 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.95%) Degree
9 4 (3.96%) CCA
9 4 (3.96%) CCIE
9 4 (3.96%) VCP4
9 4 (3.96%) CCAA
9 4 (3.96%) VCP5
10 3 (2.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 7 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (55.45%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (20.79%) XenApp
4 15 (14.85%) vSphere
5 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
6 10 (9.90%) XenServer
6 10 (9.90%) XenDesktop
7 8 (7.92%) MetaFrame
7 8 (7.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.97%) Xen
10 3 (2.97%) NFS
11 2 (1.98%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.99%) Firmware
12 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) SCCM
2 5 (4.95%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.96%) SCOM
3 4 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.97%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.97%) WSUS
5 2 (1.98%) SCSM
5 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 47 (46.53%) VMware
3 42 (41.58%) Citrix
4 16 (15.84%) Cisco
5 15 (14.85%) HP
6 14 (13.86%) AppSense
7 10 (9.90%) Symantec
8 8 (7.92%) NetApp
9 7 (6.93%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.95%) Altiris
10 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.96%) Sophos
11 4 (3.96%) EMC
11 4 (3.96%) Veeam
12 3 (2.97%) Acronis
12 3 (2.97%) Veritas
12 3 (2.97%) Lotus
12 3 (2.97%) Dell
12 3 (2.97%) SAP
13 2 (1.98%) Oracle
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