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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 96 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 42 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 0.88% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 3.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £261 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.43% +15.62%
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
710 660 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.79% 22.34% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 293 314
Average daily rate £325 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 85 92
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +1 17 £225 -25.00% 13
Cheshire +2 12 £265 +17.77% 2
Lancashire -16 3 £350 +64.70% 1
Cumbria - 2 £325 -
Merseyside -3 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (59.52%) Active Directory
3 50 (59.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 42 (50.00%) VMware
6 37 (44.05%) MS Exchange
7 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 32 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 24 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 23 (27.38%) LAN
9 23 (27.38%) DHCP
9 23 (27.38%) IIS
9 23 (27.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (26.19%) SAN
11 21 (25.00%) Citrix
11 21 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (23.81%) DNS
12 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
13 19 (22.62%) SQL
13 19 (22.62%) SCOM
13 19 (22.62%) Hyper-V
14 18 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 17 (20.24%) Cisco
16 16 (19.05%) Cyber-Ark
17 15 (17.86%) WAN
18 14 (16.67%) ITIL
18 14 (16.67%) Migration
18 14 (16.67%) SCCM
19 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (44.05%) MS Exchange
2 32 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 23 (27.38%) IIS
4 23 (27.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.57%) Confluence
7 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.19%) Lync
8 1 (1.19%) CICS
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.38%) LAN
1 23 (27.38%) DHCP
2 22 (26.19%) SAN
3 20 (23.81%) DNS
4 15 (17.86%) WAN
5 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.52%) Firewall
7 6 (7.14%) Wireless
8 4 (4.76%) IPsec
8 4 (4.76%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.38%) WLAN
9 2 (2.38%) ADSL
9 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.38%) VLAN
9 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.19%) Selenium
2 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.19%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (14.29%) Banking
2 11 (13.10%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.10%) Administrator
2 10 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Wintel Support
6 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Network Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Wintel Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Server Support
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.38%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (5.95%) PKI
2 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.38%) CESG
4 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (59.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.52%) Linux
6 6 (7.14%) UNIX
6 6 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.38%) AIX
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) ITIL
1 14 (16.67%) Migration
2 9 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.33%) Project Management
3 7 (8.33%) CRM
4 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.76%) High Availability
7 3 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.38%) Security Management
8 2 (2.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.38%) Workflow
8 2 (2.38%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.38%) Information Security
8 2 (2.38%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.38%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.19%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.71%) MCSE
3 6 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.95%) MCP
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.57%) CCNA
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.38%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) MCTS
7 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (22.62%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (5.95%) XenApp
7 4 (4.76%) XenServer
7 4 (4.76%) vSphere
8 3 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) SCOM
2 14 (16.67%) SCCM
3 9 (10.71%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.76%) SCSM
5 2 (2.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.19%) WSUS
6 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.19%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 49 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.00%) VMware
3 21 (25.00%) Citrix
4 17 (20.24%) Cisco
5 16 (19.05%) Cyber-Ark
6 12 (14.29%) HP
7 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.14%) 3PAR
8 5 (5.95%) IBM
8 5 (5.95%) NetApp
9 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.76%) Dell
9 4 (4.76%) Avaya
9 4 (4.76%) Spiceworks
10 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.57%) McAfee
10 3 (3.57%) Symantec
10 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.38%) EMC
11 2 (2.38%) Remedy
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