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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 31 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.01% 2.10% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% 8.33% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £200 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -58.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £148 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £349 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+0.92% +8.34%
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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
86 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.90% 25.21% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 19 23
Average daily rate £375 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £115 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.82 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
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 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 28 May 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) VMware
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) IIS
6 8 (36.36%) ITIL
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) Nagios
8 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
8 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 5 (22.73%) Identity Management
8 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (22.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (22.73%) Icinga
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
9 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Lync
9 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.64%) Citrix
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
11 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (18.18%) Lync
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Support
2 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Support Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) Identity Management
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.55%) Server Building
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Nagios
1 5 (22.73%) Icinga
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp