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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 110 185 374
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +189
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1017 602 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.14% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.43% 5.05% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 338 99
Average daily rate
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£338 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £201 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 31 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £16.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £31.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+0.92% +9.70%

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
12066 11925 9984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 22.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6972 6797 5367
Average daily rate £363 £350 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1043 953
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.98
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

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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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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 +85 948 £340 -1.44% 341
London +91 363 £338 -10.00% 99
South East +37 222 £348 -0.71% 53
City of London +40 83 £371 -4.80% 28
East of England +19 81 £338 +77.63% 24
South West +48 80 £394 +57.50% 49
West Midlands +13 57 £346 +20.43% 40
Yorkshire +10 57 £300 -22.58% 14
Hampshire +31 56 £363 +20.83% 14
East Midlands +11 38 £300 +9.09% 15
North West -21 38 £350 +40.00% 43
Scotland +9 34 £310 -12.98% 11
Hertfordshire +7 34 £400 +110.52% 10
West Sussex -1 34 £300 +33.33% 8
Berkshire -13 30 £313 -15.54% 11
West Yorkshire +2 29 £375 -5.36% 8
Surrey -9 29 £388 -5.48% 9
Cambridgeshire +3 28 £288 - 4
Manchester +4 25 £350 - 16
Leeds -1 25 £375 -4.45% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 23 £360 +6.66% 4
South Yorkshire +7 22 £275 -24.13% 3
Bristol +20 21 £248 -29.28% 17
Oxfordshire -5 21 £260 +30.00% 4
Edinburgh +5 18 £310 -8.14% 4
Wiltshire +11 17 £375 +54.63% 13
Gloucestershire -8 17 £450 +157.14% 6
Southampton 0 16 £340 +13.33% 4
Birmingham 0 16 £350 -0.14% 11
Crawley +9 14 £400 - 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1857 (100.00%) Windows
2 1330 (71.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 1030 (55.47%) Active Directory
4 947 (51.00%) VMware
5 824 (44.37%) Microsoft
6 742 (39.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 518 (27.89%) MS Exchange
8 476 (25.63%) Citrix
9 467 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 429 (23.10%) SQL Server
11 358 (19.28%) SQL
12 352 (18.96%) SAN
13 338 (18.20%) DNS
14 324 (17.45%) Windows 7
15 320 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
16 314 (16.91%) Migration
17 312 (16.80%) ITIL
18 309 (16.64%) SCCM
19 304 (16.37%) Cisco
20 296 (15.94%) PowerShell
21 281 (15.13%) HP
22 272 (14.65%) Hyper-V
23 249 (13.41%) IIS
24 241 (12.98%) Firewall
25 231 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
26 228 (12.28%) DHCP
27 224 (12.06%) Security Cleared
28 220 (11.85%) Linux
29 218 (11.74%) MS Excel
30 216 (11.63%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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
1 518 (27.89%) MS Exchange
2 320 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 249 (13.41%) IIS
4 157 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 155 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 148 (7.97%) Lync
7 126 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 87 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 44 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
10 40 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 21 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.92%) NetWeaver
14 15 (0.81%) JBoss
14 15 (0.81%) Apache
15 13 (0.70%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.59%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.54%) MQSeries
18 10 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 218 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 150 (8.08%) MS Office
3 12 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.59%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.22%) Agresso
4 4 (0.22%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 130 (7.00%) Office 365
2 107 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.29%) IaaS
5 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.48%) SaaS
8 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.22%) PaaS
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.054%) Route 53
13 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 352 (18.96%) SAN
2 338 (18.20%) DNS
3 241 (12.98%) Firewall
4 228 (12.28%) DHCP
5 192 (10.34%) LAN
6 175 (9.42%) WAN
7 146 (7.86%) TCP/IP
8 109 (5.87%) VPN
9 86 (4.63%) NAS
10 69 (3.72%) VLAN
11 65 (3.50%) Internet
12 48 (2.58%) VoIP
13 38 (2.05%) Wireless
14 34 (1.83%) iSCSI
15 33 (1.78%) MPLS
16 31 (1.67%) NetScaler
17 30 (1.62%) SSL
17 30 (1.62%) LDAP
18 20 (1.08%) HTTP
18 20 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.02%) MySQL
9 19 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.92%) SAP HANA
11 12 (0.65%) WhereScape RED
12 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.54%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.48%) OLAP
15 8 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.86%) MSI
4 14 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.59%) MSBuild
6 9 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.43%) Hudson
8 7 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.27%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.22%) Subversion
11 4 (0.22%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.16%) JIRA
12 3 (0.16%) Toad
12 3 (0.16%) NuGet
12 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.16%) WiX
12 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 216 (11.63%) Finance
2 47 (2.53%) Banking
3 36 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.40%) Retail
4 26 (1.40%) Legal
5 21 (1.13%) Back Office
6 19 (1.02%) Law
7 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.43%) Publishing
10 7 (0.38%) Automotive
10 7 (0.38%) Marketing
11 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.27%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) Local Government
13 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 4 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.11%) French Language
14 2 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 261 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 208 (11.20%) Analyst
3 185 (9.96%) Support Engineer
4 151 (8.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 151 (8.13%) Server Engineer
5 145 (7.81%) Consultant
6 131 (7.05%) Administrator
7 109 (5.87%) Support Analyst
8 101 (5.44%) Architect
9 92 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
10 85 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
11 84 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
12 76 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
13 71 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 59 (3.18%) IT Support
15 58 (3.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 57 (3.07%) Desktop Support
17 53 (2.85%) Developer
17 53 (2.85%) Server Support
18 51 (2.75%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (6.73%) .NET
2 48 (2.58%) ASP.NET
3 43 (2.32%) Web Services
4 37 (1.99%) XML
5 34 (1.83%) Application Packaging
6 31 (1.67%) HTML
7 28 (1.51%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.29%) Middleware
9 16 (0.86%) WCF
10 14 (0.75%) CSS
10 14 (0.75%) REST
11 13 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (0.65%) jQuery
13 11 (0.59%) HTML5
14 10 (0.54%) MSMQ
15 9 (0.48%) JSON
15 9 (0.48%) SAP Basis
16 8 (0.43%) ASP.NET 2.0
17 6 (0.32%) JSP
17 6 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 201 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 173 (9.32%) Clustering
3 70 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.75%) Blackberry
5 34 (1.83%) PKI
6 29 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 26 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.35%) Replication
8 25 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 25 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 22 (1.18%) Symmetrix DMX
10 21 (1.13%) Symmetrix
11 20 (1.08%) EqualLogic
12 18 (0.97%) Computer Science
12 18 (0.97%) NHS
13 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.70%) iPhone
14 13 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.65%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1857 (100.00%) Windows
2 1330 (71.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 742 (39.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 324 (17.45%) Windows 7
5 220 (11.85%) Linux
6 165 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 125 (6.73%) Windows XP
8 73 (3.93%) UNIX
9 72 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 32 (1.72%) Android
12 28 (1.51%) Windows 2000
13 26 (1.40%) Solaris
14 23 (1.24%) HPUX
15 21 (1.13%) Ubuntu
16 20 (1.08%) Windows Vista
16 20 (1.08%) CentOS
17 18 (0.97%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.86%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (16.91%) Migration
2 312 (16.80%) ITIL
3 91 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 89 (4.79%) Change Management
5 81 (4.36%) Configuration Management
6 77 (4.15%) Project Management
7 68 (3.66%) Server Building
8 49 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
9 48 (2.58%) Load Balancing
9 48 (2.58%) Problem Management
9 48 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (2.53%) Incident Management
11 43 (2.32%) Change Control
12 41 (2.21%) Root Cause Analysis
13 40 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
14 37 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
15 33 (1.78%) CRM
16 30 (1.62%) PRINCE2
16 30 (1.62%) Service Delivery
17 29 (1.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (19.28%) SQL
2 296 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 53 (2.85%) VB
4 52 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.26%) VBScript
6 41 (2.21%) C#
7 24 (1.29%) Java
7 24 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.02%) Perl
9 18 (0.97%) C
9 18 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.92%) Python
11 11 (0.59%) XQuery
11 11 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.59%) XPath
12 8 (0.43%) Ruby
13 7 (0.38%) C++
14 6 (0.32%) VBA
15 5 (0.27%) Jython
Qualifications
1 231 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 224 (12.06%) Security Cleared
3 184 (9.91%) SC Cleared
4 181 (9.75%) MCSE
5 88 (4.74%) MCITP
6 85 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 68 (3.66%) CCNA
9 50 (2.69%) MCSA
10 42 (2.26%) MCP
11 41 (2.21%) Degree
12 35 (1.88%) DV Cleared
13 34 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
14 26 (1.40%) MCTS
15 24 (1.29%) CCA
16 16 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.75%) CCEA
18 12 (0.65%) CCNP
19 11 (0.59%) CCEE
19 11 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.75%) SLA
2 30 (1.62%) QA
3 20 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.054%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.054%) DICOM
8 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1030 (55.47%) Active Directory
2 467 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (14.65%) Hyper-V
4 203 (10.93%) XenApp
5 188 (10.12%) vSphere
6 117 (6.30%) VMware ESX
7 93 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (4.79%) XenDesktop
9 50 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (1.99%) Terminal Services
11 26 (1.40%) VMware Server
12 23 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 22 (1.18%) NFS
13 22 (1.18%) XenServer
13 22 (1.18%) DFS Replication
14 21 (1.13%) ISA Server
15 20 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
16 19 (1.02%) UAG
16 19 (1.02%) vCloud
17 16 (0.86%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 309 (16.64%) SCCM
2 133 (7.16%) SCOM
3 45 (2.42%) WSUS
4 29 (1.56%) Puppet
5 28 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.29%) NetBackup
7 18 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
7 18 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 17 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 14 (0.75%) ARCserve
9 14 (0.75%) SCSM
10 13 (0.70%) SCOrch
10 13 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.65%) Nagios
11 12 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 12 (0.65%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (0.54%) XenMobile
13 10 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 947 (51.00%) VMware
2 824 (44.37%) Microsoft
3 476 (25.63%) Citrix
4 304 (16.37%) Cisco
5 281 (15.13%) HP
6 147 (7.92%) NetApp
7 110 (5.92%) Oracle
8 105 (5.65%) EMC
9 104 (5.60%) Dell
10 79 (4.25%) Red Hat
11 63 (3.39%) Symantec
12 60 (3.23%) IBM
12 60 (3.23%) 3PAR
13 35 (1.88%) Juniper
14 33 (1.78%) Brocade
15 31 (1.67%) Remedy
16 29 (1.56%) McAfee
17 28 (1.51%) Sophos
18 27 (1.45%) Apple
18 27 (1.45%) SolarWinds
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