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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 140 260 503
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +243
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 846 376 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 0.73% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.66% 3.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 206 26
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 1
Average hourly rate £23.38 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.80% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+51.63% -4.68%

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
12698 11766 10989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.96% 22.77% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7520 6542 5800
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1064 1137
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
England +121 790 £338 -3.57% 308
London +125 306 £363 -3.33% 110
South East +51 203 £338 +10.20% 55
East of England +18 57 £275 -26.66% 17
Hampshire +28 55 £301 -14.05% 18
Yorkshire +7 52 £295 - 22
West Midlands +45 50 £375 +7.14% 19
Berkshire +23 48 £300 +9.09% 9
North West +16 48 £344 +52.88% 18
City of London +30 47 £348 -7.33% 30
Scotland +7 37 £315 +34.18% 10
Surrey 0 31 £325 - 7
East Midlands +33 30 £230 -30.30% 12
West Yorkshire -4 29 £290 +0.43% 15
West Sussex +15 28 £375 +47.78% 3
South West -36 27 £350 +30.84% 49
Manchester +5 25 £375 +66.66% 11
Reading +27 20 £300 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £315 - 7
Leeds -5 19 £290 +0.43% 8
Hertfordshire +4 18 £438 +9.37% 6
North East - 18 £255 - 4
Glasgow - 17 £425 - 2
Edinburgh +4 15 £245 +16.66% 1
Essex -1 14 £300 +6.19% 4
Milton Keynes -8 14 £333 - 4
Birmingham - 14 £450 - 4
North Yorkshire +8 13 £330 -12.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +12 12 £200 -38.46% 1
Watford +14 11 £400 +190.90% 2

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1567 (100.00%) Windows
2 1163 (74.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 803 (51.24%) Active Directory
4 750 (47.86%) VMware
5 723 (46.14%) Microsoft
6 705 (44.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 488 (31.14%) MS Exchange
8 423 (26.99%) Citrix
9 378 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 350 (22.34%) DNS
11 314 (20.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 304 (19.40%) SQL
13 292 (18.63%) SQL Server
13 292 (18.63%) SAN
14 283 (18.06%) Hyper-V
15 280 (17.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 260 (16.59%) ITIL
16 260 (16.59%) DHCP
16 260 (16.59%) Windows 7
17 251 (16.02%) Firewall
18 250 (15.95%) SCCM
19 245 (15.63%) Cisco
20 244 (15.57%) Migration
21 239 (15.25%) HP
22 227 (14.49%) PowerShell
23 212 (13.53%) MS Excel
24 210 (13.40%) MCSE
25 207 (13.21%) Linux
26 189 (12.06%) Finance
27 187 (11.93%) LAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 488 (31.14%) MS Exchange
2 314 (20.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 184 (11.74%) IIS
4 183 (11.68%) SharePoint
5 178 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 162 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 142 (9.06%) Lync
8 99 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 50 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 47 (3.00%) Apache
11 28 (1.79%) Tomcat
12 27 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.40%) IBM Notes
15 21 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (1.28%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.96%) OpenStack
17 15 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
18 12 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 212 (13.53%) MS Excel
2 124 (7.91%) MS Office
3 14 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.57%) MS Project
5 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.064%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.064%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.064%) CATIA
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.51%) Agresso
2 8 (0.51%) assyst
2 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.38%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.26%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) Summit
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.064%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.064%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.96%) Office 365
2 73 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.64%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.57%) IaaS
6 8 (0.51%) SaaS
6 8 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.38%) PaaS
8 5 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 350 (22.34%) DNS
2 292 (18.63%) SAN
3 260 (16.59%) DHCP
4 251 (16.02%) Firewall
5 187 (11.93%) LAN
5 187 (11.93%) TCP/IP
6 153 (9.76%) WAN
7 111 (7.08%) VPN
8 72 (4.59%) NAS
9 67 (4.28%) VLAN
10 63 (4.02%) Internet
11 56 (3.57%) NetScaler
12 52 (3.32%) VoIP
13 43 (2.74%) SSL
14 36 (2.30%) MPLS
15 31 (1.98%) Wireless
16 30 (1.91%) LDAP
17 28 (1.79%) iSCSI
18 23 (1.47%) PBX
19 21 (1.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.62%) MySQL
6 30 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.32%) SSDT
12 5 (0.32%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 31 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 27 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.77%) TeamCity
4 11 (0.70%) JIRA
4 11 (0.70%) MSI
5 9 (0.57%) MSBuild
6 8 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.51%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.45%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.45%) Subversion
8 6 (0.38%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.32%) NUnit
9 5 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.26%) Maven
10 4 (0.26%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.19%) NuGet
11 3 (0.19%) Gradle
11 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 189 (12.06%) Finance
2 49 (3.13%) Banking
3 43 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.15%) Legal
4 18 (1.15%) Advertising
5 16 (1.02%) Retail
5 16 (1.02%) Marketing
6 13 (0.83%) Local Government
7 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.64%) Back Office
9 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.45%) Publishing
11 6 (0.38%) Games
12 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.32%) Automotive
12 5 (0.32%) Military
13 4 (0.26%) Law
14 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 218 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 178 (11.36%) Analyst
3 151 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 147 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 137 (8.74%) Consultant
6 116 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 103 (6.57%) Administrator
8 88 (5.62%) Architect
9 86 (5.49%) Wintel Engineer
10 80 (5.11%) Support Analyst
11 61 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
12 58 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
13 48 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
14 47 (3.00%) Server Support
15 43 (2.74%) IT Support
16 41 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 41 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 38 (2.43%) Desktop Support
18 34 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
19 31 (1.98%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.08%) .NET
2 39 (2.49%) Web Services
3 21 (1.34%) HTML
4 20 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 18 (1.15%) Middleware
5 18 (1.15%) Application Packaging
6 16 (1.02%) XML
7 13 (0.83%) REST
8 11 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 11 (0.70%) Flash
9 9 (0.57%) CSS
10 8 (0.51%) LAMP
10 8 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (0.51%) WCF
11 7 (0.45%) SOAP
12 6 (0.38%) MSMQ
12 6 (0.38%) ADSI
13 5 (0.32%) jQuery
14 4 (0.26%) JSP
14 4 (0.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.74%) Clustering
2 72 (4.59%) Blackberry
3 70 (4.47%) Replication
4 62 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.04%) PKI
6 27 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.53%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.08%) Open Source
9 14 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 14 (0.89%) CLARiiON
9 14 (0.89%) iPad
9 14 (0.89%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.64%) NHS
10 10 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.64%) iPhone
10 10 (0.64%) CMDB
11 9 (0.57%) iSeries
11 9 (0.57%) FMCG
11 9 (0.57%) IVR
12 8 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1567 (100.00%) Windows
2 1163 (74.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 705 (44.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 260 (16.59%) Windows 7
5 207 (13.21%) Linux
6 133 (8.49%) Windows 8
7 130 (8.30%) Windows XP
8 87 (5.55%) UNIX
9 68 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (2.87%) Windows 2000 Server
11 31 (1.98%) Windows 2000
12 27 (1.72%) Solaris
13 22 (1.40%) CentOS
14 18 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 16 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.64%) VMS
18 9 (0.57%) Android
19 8 (0.51%) Windows NT
19 8 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (16.59%) ITIL
2 244 (15.57%) Migration
3 103 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 79 (5.04%) Change Management
5 69 (4.40%) Project Management
6 62 (3.96%) Configuration Management
7 45 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (2.43%) Load Balancing
9 37 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 33 (2.11%) Service Delivery
12 32 (2.04%) Incident Management
13 31 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
14 30 (1.91%) Change Control
15 29 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
15 29 (1.85%) Business Continuity
16 28 (1.79%) PRINCE2
17 27 (1.72%) High Availability
17 27 (1.72%) Service Management
18 26 (1.66%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (19.40%) SQL
2 227 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 41 (2.62%) VBScript
4 39 (2.49%) Shell Script
5 37 (2.36%) C#
6 32 (2.04%) VB
7 27 (1.72%) Java
8 23 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.96%) Perl
10 11 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.64%) C
12 7 (0.45%) Ruby
12 7 (0.45%) Python
12 7 (0.45%) PHP
13 6 (0.38%) VBA
14 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.26%) Jython
14 4 (0.26%) C-shell
14 4 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 280 (17.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (13.40%) MCSE
3 160 (10.21%) Security Cleared
4 105 (6.70%) SC Cleared
5 73 (4.66%) MCITP
6 58 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 56 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (3.38%) CCNA
9 50 (3.19%) MCP
10 47 (3.00%) MCSA
11 45 (2.87%) DV Cleared
12 37 (2.36%) MCTS
13 35 (2.23%) Degree
14 22 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.21%) CCA
17 15 (0.96%) CCEA
18 13 (0.83%) CCNP
19 11 (0.70%) RHCSA
20 7 (0.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.45%) SLA
2 18 (1.15%) QA
3 8 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.32%) COBIT
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.064%) DICOM
6 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 803 (51.24%) Active Directory
2 378 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (18.06%) Hyper-V
4 187 (11.93%) vSphere
5 174 (11.10%) XenApp
6 106 (6.76%) VMware ESX
7 81 (5.17%) XenDesktop
8 65 (4.15%) XenServer
9 44 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (2.11%) Terminal Services
12 23 (1.47%) ISA Server
13 22 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 20 (1.28%) vCloud
14 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 12 (0.77%) NFS
16 12 (0.77%) DFS Replication
17 11 (0.70%) Xen
18 10 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 250 (15.95%) SCCM
2 168 (10.72%) SCOM
3 78 (4.98%) NetBackup
4 36 (2.30%) WSUS
5 35 (2.23%) Backup Exec
6 30 (1.91%) SCOrch
7 24 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
8 23 (1.47%) SCVMM
9 20 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 19 (1.21%) HP SIM
11 17 (1.08%) Puppet
11 17 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 15 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (0.83%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.70%) BladeLogic
16 10 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 8 (0.51%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 750 (47.86%) VMware
2 723 (46.14%) Microsoft
3 423 (26.99%) Citrix
4 245 (15.63%) Cisco
5 239 (15.25%) HP
6 124 (7.91%) NetApp
7 95 (6.06%) Dell
8 92 (5.87%) Symantec
9 90 (5.74%) Red Hat
10 81 (5.17%) EMC
11 79 (5.04%) IBM
12 60 (3.83%) Oracle
13 47 (3.00%) McAfee
14 38 (2.43%) CheckPoint
15 32 (2.04%) Veeam
16 30 (1.91%) Remedy
17 28 (1.79%) Veritas
17 28 (1.79%) Juniper
18 27 (1.72%) Altiris
19 26 (1.66%) 3PAR
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