The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 33 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.26% 0.93% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.99% 3.92% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £349 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.69% +26.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.44% 23.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 21
Average daily rate £400 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £190 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £17.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
3 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (47.06%) SQL
5 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
9 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
9 9 (26.47%) ITIL
10 8 (23.53%) IIS
10 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (20.59%) Project Management
12 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
12 6 (17.65%) Lync
13 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (14.71%) Bug Management
13 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
13 5 (14.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (14.71%) Icinga
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (14.71%) SDLC
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (14.71%) jQuery
13 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) IIS
2 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.65%) Lync
4 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) Office 365
4 2 (5.88%) Yammer
5 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (14.71%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Support
4 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
1 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
1 5 (14.71%) MDX
1 5 (14.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) Scrum
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
3 5 (14.71%) Web Development
3 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) Bug Management
3 5 (14.71%) SDLC
4 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Nagios
1 5 (14.71%) Icinga
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.94%) Meru Networks