The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 179 299 566
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +267
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 712 321 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.62% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.59% 2.69% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 168 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 33 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.71% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12748 11914 11736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.96% 22.92% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7449 6706 6064
Average daily rate £350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1011 1179
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +121 655 £325 - 297
London +83 231 £375 +3.44% 100
South East +68 151 £300 -6.25% 61
East of England +14 53 £285 -18.57% 24
South West +2 52 £325 +2.36% 32
Hampshire +32 50 £300 -20.00% 14
City of London +47 48 £375 +4.16% 32
West Midlands +21 46 £275 -2.22% 15
Berkshire +40 44 £300 -33.33% 12
North West +8 42 £275 +22.22% 23
East Midlands +22 38 £325 +30.00% 11
Scotland +16 29 £300 +9.09% 11
Yorkshire +12 26 £275 -8.33% 26
Gloucestershire -4 22 £300 - 5
Surrey -22 20 £288 -4.16% 11
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £233 -43.63% 7
West Yorkshire +6 18 £275 -8.33% 14
Birmingham +10 16 £300 +4.43% 4
Manchester -1 16 £240 -11.92% 14
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £260 - 8
Edinburgh +18 14 £250 +16.41% 2
Cambridge +8 14 £233 -43.63% 2
Cheshire +3 13 £270 +20.00% 7
Durham - 13 £265 -
North East - 13 £265 -
Slough - 13 £300 - 1
Leeds +2 12 £275 -8.33% 9
Hertfordshire -21 12 £325 -7.14% 9
Wales -29 12 £390 +62.50% 11
Southampton +2 11 £225 - 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1375 (100.00%) Windows
2 980 (71.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 654 (47.56%) Active Directory
4 628 (45.67%) VMware
5 617 (44.87%) Microsoft
6 544 (39.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 414 (30.11%) MS Exchange
8 366 (26.62%) Citrix
9 289 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 282 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 279 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 275 (20.00%) DNS
13 262 (19.05%) SQL
14 253 (18.40%) SAN
15 241 (17.53%) SCCM
16 237 (17.24%) Windows 7
17 229 (16.65%) Hyper-V
17 229 (16.65%) Microsoft Certification
18 222 (16.15%) ITIL
19 217 (15.78%) DHCP
20 197 (14.33%) Firewall
21 196 (14.25%) Cisco
22 192 (13.96%) Migration
23 185 (13.45%) MS Excel
24 179 (13.02%) PowerShell
25 167 (12.15%) HP
26 166 (12.07%) XenApp
27 164 (11.93%) SCOM
28 159 (11.56%) SharePoint
28 159 (11.56%) IIS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 414 (30.11%) MS Exchange
2 289 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 159 (11.56%) SharePoint
3 159 (11.56%) IIS
4 139 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 133 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 104 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 88 (6.40%) Lync
8 34 (2.47%) Apache
9 32 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.87%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.87%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 185 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 84 (6.11%) MS Office
3 16 (1.16%) MS Project
4 11 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.15%) CATIA
8 1 (0.073%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.073%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) assyst
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
3 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Agresso
5 2 (0.15%) Endur
5 2 (0.15%) Maximo
5 2 (0.15%) Summit
5 2 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.073%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.073%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.073%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 95 (6.91%) Office 365
2 68 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.16%) IaaS
5 11 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.51%) SaaS
6 7 (0.51%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.36%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 275 (20.00%) DNS
2 253 (18.40%) SAN
3 217 (15.78%) DHCP
4 197 (14.33%) Firewall
5 143 (10.40%) TCP/IP
6 142 (10.33%) LAN
7 115 (8.36%) WAN
8 80 (5.82%) VPN
9 58 (4.22%) Internet
10 44 (3.20%) NetScaler
11 39 (2.84%) NAS
12 29 (2.11%) VLAN
13 25 (1.82%) SSL
14 24 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.75%) VoIP
15 23 (1.67%) Wireless
16 16 (1.16%) MPLS
16 16 (1.16%) Network Security
17 15 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 45 (3.27%) SSDT
6 37 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (2.69%) MySQL
7 32 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.29%) DTS
15 4 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 98 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 88 (6.40%) Visual Studio
3 59 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 56 (4.07%) Artifactory
5 55 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 44 (3.20%) MSBuild
7 38 (2.76%) Maven
8 37 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (2.69%) Gradle
8 37 (2.69%) NuGet
9 13 (0.95%) JIRA
10 9 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.58%) Subversion
11 8 (0.58%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.51%) NUnit
12 7 (0.51%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.36%) MSI
14 4 (0.29%) InstallShield
14 4 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 141 (10.25%) Finance
2 42 (3.05%) Banking
3 30 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.38%) Advertising
5 15 (1.09%) Marketing
6 14 (1.02%) Retail
7 13 (0.95%) Legal
8 11 (0.80%) Local Government
8 11 (0.80%) Law
9 8 (0.58%) Back Office
9 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.51%) Publishing
11 5 (0.36%) Automotive
11 5 (0.36%) Military
12 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.073%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 187 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 129 (9.38%) Analyst
3 118 (8.58%) Support Engineer
4 110 (8.00%) Consultant
5 109 (7.93%) Server Engineer
6 105 (7.64%) Administrator
7 104 (7.56%) Architect
8 82 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 66 (4.80%) Wintel Engineer
10 64 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
11 57 (4.15%) Support Analyst
12 43 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
13 41 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
14 40 (2.91%) Developer
15 35 (2.55%) Windows Server Engineer
15 35 (2.55%) Server Support
16 34 (2.47%) Build Engineer
17 33 (2.40%) DBA
18 30 (2.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (8.73%) .NET
2 51 (3.71%) .NET Framework
3 44 (3.20%) Web Services
4 38 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 22 (1.60%) WCF
6 14 (1.02%) Middleware
6 14 (1.02%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (0.95%) HTML
8 12 (0.87%) XML
8 12 (0.87%) WPF
9 11 (0.80%) CSS
9 11 (0.80%) Flash
10 10 (0.73%) LINQ
11 8 (0.58%) jQuery
11 8 (0.58%) REST
12 6 (0.44%) ADSI
13 5 (0.36%) LAMP
13 5 (0.36%) X-Windows
13 5 (0.36%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.51%) Clustering
2 67 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 47 (3.42%) Replication
5 40 (2.91%) PKI
6 25 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.09%) iPad
9 13 (0.95%) CLARiiON
10 10 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.65%) Open Source
12 8 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.58%) NHS
12 8 (0.58%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.58%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.51%) CMDB
14 6 (0.44%) GIS
14 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1375 (100.00%) Windows
2 980 (71.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 544 (39.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 237 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 152 (11.05%) Linux
6 115 (8.36%) Windows 8
7 101 (7.35%) Windows XP
8 68 (4.95%) UNIX
9 55 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 25 (1.82%) Windows 2000
12 17 (1.24%) Windows Vista
13 16 (1.16%) Solaris
14 13 (0.95%) CentOS
15 12 (0.87%) AIX
15 12 (0.87%) SUSE
16 8 (0.58%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.51%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (16.15%) ITIL
2 192 (13.96%) Migration
3 93 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 83 (6.04%) Configuration Management
5 66 (4.80%) Project Management
5 66 (4.80%) Change Management
6 58 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (3.56%) Automation Testing
8 44 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (3.20%) Automated Testing
9 41 (2.98%) Release Management
10 38 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
11 33 (2.40%) Business Continuity
12 25 (1.82%) PRINCE2
12 25 (1.82%) DevOps
12 25 (1.82%) Incident Management
12 25 (1.82%) Data Protection
13 22 (1.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (1.60%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (1.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 262 (19.05%) SQL
2 179 (13.02%) PowerShell
3 62 (4.51%) C#
4 33 (2.40%) VB
5 32 (2.33%) VBScript
6 30 (2.18%) Java
7 28 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.24%) Perl
10 13 (0.95%) C
11 9 (0.65%) Python
12 8 (0.58%) Ruby
13 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.44%) VBA
14 6 (0.44%) PHP
14 6 (0.44%) Korn
14 6 (0.44%) C-shell
15 4 (0.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 229 (16.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (11.20%) MCSE
3 136 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 85 (6.18%) SC Cleared
5 67 (4.87%) MCITP
6 50 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 44 (3.20%) MCSA
7 44 (3.20%) MCP
8 40 (2.91%) DV Cleared
9 39 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (2.84%) MCTS
10 35 (2.55%) CCNA
11 30 (2.18%) Degree
12 19 (1.38%) CCNP
13 14 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (0.80%) VCP5
15 11 (0.80%) CCA
16 6 (0.44%) MCDBA
17 5 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.69%) SLA
2 23 (1.67%) QA
3 13 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 654 (47.56%) Active Directory
2 279 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (16.65%) Hyper-V
4 166 (12.07%) XenApp
5 155 (11.27%) vSphere
6 96 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 86 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 68 (4.95%) XenServer
9 51 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.02%) UAG
14 13 (0.95%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.73%) Xen
15 10 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (0.58%) NFS
17 7 (0.51%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 241 (17.53%) SCCM
2 164 (11.93%) SCOM
3 60 (4.36%) NetBackup
4 40 (2.91%) Backup Exec
5 31 (2.25%) WSUS
6 29 (2.11%) SCOrch
7 28 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.24%) HP SIM
10 17 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 14 (1.02%) SCVMM
12 13 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 12 (0.87%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.73%) ARCserve
14 10 (0.73%) SCDPM
14 10 (0.73%) Windows Intune
15 9 (0.65%) Puppet
15 9 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 628 (45.67%) VMware
2 617 (44.87%) Microsoft
3 366 (26.62%) Citrix
4 196 (14.25%) Cisco
5 167 (12.15%) HP
6 89 (6.47%) NetApp
7 77 (5.60%) Symantec
8 73 (5.31%) Red Hat
9 71 (5.16%) EMC
10 55 (4.00%) IBM
11 54 (3.93%) Oracle
11 54 (3.93%) Dell
12 47 (3.42%) Red Gate
13 38 (2.76%) McAfee
14 34 (2.47%) AppSense
15 33 (2.40%) CheckPoint
16 24 (1.75%) Remedy
17 23 (1.67%) SolarWinds
18 22 (1.60%) Intel
19 20 (1.45%) Veeam
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