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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 126 248 490
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +242
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 851 378 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 0.75% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.33% 3.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 191 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 32 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.08 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.35 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.08%

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
11605 11139 9628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.16% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 6038 5075
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 1028 1016
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +118 787 £350 +7.69% 322
London +111 301 £378 +4.86% 123
South East +51 215 £345 +16.94% 57
Hampshire +29 70 £348 +26.36% 10
North West +35 67 £325 +8.33% 32
City of London +48 66 £400 - 32
West Midlands +40 56 £300 -14.28% 13
East of England +38 56 £375 +15.38% 25
South West -15 41 £258 -20.76% 29
Scotland +7 34 £200 -27.27% 13
Berkshire -1 32 £388 +40.90% 10
East Midlands +26 30 £325 +160.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +20 28 £315 -3.07% 7
West Sussex +8 27 £290 -16.24% 2
Hertfordshire +31 26 £456 +30.35% 15
Manchester +8 25 £275 - 21
Oxfordshire +3 24 £363 +19.34% 6
Surrey +8 21 £325 -7.14% 8
Merseyside +4 20 £420 - 4
Milton Keynes +8 18 £315 - 6
Yorkshire -17 17 £275 -14.06% 24
Wiltshire +7 16 £278 -20.71% 3
Bracknell +6 14 £400 -
Watford - 14 £475 - 2
Glasgow +15 13 £310 - 4
Southampton -10 13 £300 +9.09% 4
Liverpool 0 12 £420 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 12 £104 -68.00% 2
Oxford -8 12 £363 +19.34% 1
Warwickshire - 12 £325 -

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1674 (100.00%) Windows
2 1239 (74.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 877 (52.39%) Active Directory
4 837 (50.00%) VMware
5 807 (48.21%) Microsoft
6 740 (44.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 502 (29.99%) MS Exchange
8 430 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 422 (25.21%) Citrix
10 355 (21.21%) SQL Server
11 340 (20.31%) DNS
12 313 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 303 (18.10%) Hyper-V
13 303 (18.10%) Migration
14 299 (17.86%) SQL
15 285 (17.03%) SAN
16 279 (16.67%) ITIL
17 275 (16.43%) Windows 7
18 273 (16.31%) Cisco
19 271 (16.19%) SCCM
20 268 (16.01%) HP
21 255 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 243 (14.52%) DHCP
23 242 (14.46%) Firewall
23 242 (14.46%) PowerShell
24 225 (13.44%) Linux
25 217 (12.96%) IIS
26 213 (12.72%) Security Cleared
27 209 (12.49%) MS Excel
28 201 (12.01%) MCSE

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 502 (29.99%) MS Exchange
2 313 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 217 (12.96%) IIS
4 181 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 174 (10.39%) SharePoint
6 141 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 138 (8.24%) Lync
8 103 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 57 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
11 31 (1.85%) Apache
12 25 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.43%) IBM Notes
14 23 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (1.02%) Tomcat
16 17 (1.02%) NetWeaver
17 15 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
17 15 (0.90%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 209 (12.49%) MS Excel
2 122 (7.29%) MS Office
3 10 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.54%) MS Project
5 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.54%) assyst
4 7 (0.42%) ResourceLink
4 7 (0.42%) Agresso
5 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.060%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.060%) Maximo
7 1 (0.060%) Summit
7 1 (0.060%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.060%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 120 (7.17%) Office 365
2 93 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.19%) IaaS
5 16 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.54%) SaaS
7 6 (0.36%) PaaS
8 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.060%) Route 53
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.060%) Yammer
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 340 (20.31%) DNS
2 285 (17.03%) SAN
3 243 (14.52%) DHCP
4 242 (14.46%) Firewall
5 189 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 176 (10.51%) LAN
7 151 (9.02%) WAN
8 94 (5.62%) VPN
9 79 (4.72%) NAS
10 64 (3.82%) VLAN
11 62 (3.70%) Internet
12 52 (3.11%) VoIP
12 52 (3.11%) NetScaler
13 40 (2.39%) SSL
14 37 (2.21%) MPLS
15 31 (1.85%) iSCSI
16 29 (1.73%) Wireless
17 27 (1.61%) HTTP
18 24 (1.43%) LDAP
19 23 (1.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (1.55%) MySQL
7 19 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.02%) SAP HANA
9 16 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.60%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.54%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.36%) Relational Database
15 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 35 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.96%) MSI
4 9 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.42%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.18%) Toad
7 3 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.18%) WiX
7 3 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.12%) NuGet
8 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.12%) JIRA
8 2 (0.12%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.060%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.060%) CruiseControl
General
1 199 (11.89%) Finance
2 63 (3.76%) Banking
3 36 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.49%) Legal
5 19 (1.14%) Retail
6 13 (0.78%) Advertising
6 13 (0.78%) Marketing
7 12 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.54%) Publishing
8 9 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.48%) Law
9 8 (0.48%) Back Office
10 7 (0.42%) Games
10 7 (0.42%) Local Government
11 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.24%) Automotive
12 4 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.18%) Military
14 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 237 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 182 (10.87%) Analyst
3 171 (10.22%) Support Engineer
4 150 (8.96%) Server Engineer
5 148 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 142 (8.48%) Consultant
7 97 (5.79%) Administrator
8 96 (5.73%) Wintel Engineer
9 95 (5.68%) Architect
10 94 (5.62%) Support Analyst
11 78 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
12 64 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 59 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 58 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
15 56 (3.35%) IT Support
16 53 (3.17%) Desktop Support
17 47 (2.81%) Server Support
18 46 (2.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 37 (2.21%) Developer
20 36 (2.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.48%) .NET
2 34 (2.03%) Web Services
3 31 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 30 (1.79%) XML
5 26 (1.55%) Application Packaging
6 24 (1.43%) HTML
7 19 (1.14%) REST
8 16 (0.96%) WCF
8 16 (0.96%) Middleware
9 14 (0.84%) MSMQ
10 10 (0.60%) CSS
10 10 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.54%) LAMP
11 9 (0.54%) SAP Basis
12 8 (0.48%) Flash
12 8 (0.48%) SOAP
13 7 (0.42%) JSP
13 7 (0.42%) JSON
14 5 (0.30%) XSL
14 5 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.51%) Clustering
2 75 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 62 (3.70%) Replication
5 31 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.43%) PKI
7 20 (1.19%) Symmetrix
7 20 (1.19%) Symmetrix DMX
8 17 (1.02%) CLARiiON
8 17 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 14 (0.84%) Open Source
10 13 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 11 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (0.66%) iPhone
11 11 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.60%) CMDB
12 10 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1674 (100.00%) Windows
2 1239 (74.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 740 (44.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 275 (16.43%) Windows 7
5 225 (13.44%) Linux
6 139 (8.30%) Windows 8
7 135 (8.06%) Windows XP
8 96 (5.73%) UNIX
9 72 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 32 (1.91%) Windows 2000
12 28 (1.67%) Solaris
13 25 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 22 (1.31%) HPUX
15 21 (1.25%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.08%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.96%) CentOS
18 14 (0.84%) Android
19 10 (0.60%) VMS
20 9 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (18.10%) Migration
2 279 (16.67%) ITIL
3 115 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 96 (5.73%) Change Management
5 84 (5.02%) Configuration Management
6 60 (3.58%) Project Management
7 46 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
8 41 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
9 39 (2.33%) High Availability
9 39 (2.33%) Change Control
10 37 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
11 36 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
11 36 (2.15%) Load Balancing
11 36 (2.15%) Problem Management
12 31 (1.85%) Incident Management
13 28 (1.67%) Business Continuity
13 28 (1.67%) Service Delivery
13 28 (1.67%) Service Management
14 26 (1.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (17.86%) SQL
2 242 (14.46%) PowerShell
3 40 (2.39%) VBScript
4 33 (1.97%) C#
5 26 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.55%) Shell Script
6 21 (1.25%) Java
7 20 (1.19%) VB
7 20 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.14%) Perl
9 12 (0.72%) XQuery
10 11 (0.66%) C
10 11 (0.66%) XPath
11 10 (0.60%) Python
12 9 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.48%) Ruby
14 5 (0.30%) VBA
14 5 (0.30%) PHP
15 4 (0.24%) C++
16 2 (0.12%) RPG
Qualifications
1 255 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (12.72%) Security Cleared
3 201 (12.01%) MCSE
4 164 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 77 (4.60%) MCITP
5 77 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (4.06%) CCNA
7 56 (3.35%) MCSA
8 52 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (2.81%) MCP
10 38 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 37 (2.21%) Degree
12 33 (1.97%) MCTS
12 33 (1.97%) VCP4
13 30 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (1.61%) CCA
15 20 (1.19%) CCEA
16 19 (1.14%) CCNP
17 14 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.29%) SLA
2 20 (1.19%) QA
3 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.060%) DICOM
System Software
1 877 (52.39%) Active Directory
2 430 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (18.10%) Hyper-V
4 177 (10.57%) vSphere
5 158 (9.44%) XenApp
6 97 (5.79%) VMware ESX
7 91 (5.44%) XenDesktop
8 67 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (1.97%) Terminal Services
11 32 (1.91%) XenServer
12 28 (1.67%) vCloud
13 25 (1.49%) ISA Server
14 23 (1.37%) UAG
15 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (1.19%) DFS Replication
17 19 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (0.96%) SRDF
19 15 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 14 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 271 (16.19%) SCCM
2 165 (9.86%) SCOM
3 67 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 42 (2.51%) WSUS
5 27 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.43%) Puppet
7 22 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 21 (1.25%) SCOrch
9 17 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
10 16 (0.96%) SCSM
11 15 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 14 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.72%) HP SIM
14 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (0.60%) BladeLogic
15 10 (0.60%) Nagios
16 8 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 837 (50.00%) VMware
2 807 (48.21%) Microsoft
3 422 (25.21%) Citrix
4 273 (16.31%) Cisco
5 268 (16.01%) HP
6 126 (7.53%) NetApp
7 106 (6.33%) EMC
8 99 (5.91%) Dell
9 88 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 87 (5.20%) Symantec
11 71 (4.24%) Oracle
12 66 (3.94%) IBM
13 46 (2.75%) 3PAR
14 42 (2.51%) McAfee
15 36 (2.15%) Remedy
16 33 (1.97%) SAP
17 31 (1.85%) Sophos
17 31 (1.85%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.85%) Veeam
18 28 (1.67%) Lotus
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £12ph - equivalent to £24k
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £228 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates Available
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates Available
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - 3 Month Contract +
Posted: 4 days ago