The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 220 441 -
Rank change year-on-year
+221 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 524 103 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.22% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.26% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 282 56 0
Average daily rate £325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +182 492 £325 +18.18% 244
London +88 169 £360 -15.29% 80
South East +86 137 £328 +19.09% 62
South West +22 44 £288 +64.28% 19
City of London +22 44 £395 -0.94% 27
Berkshire +25 37 £280 -30.00% 16
Surrey +22 37 £400 +201.88% 11
North West +18 37 £263 +75.00% 26
Hampshire +24 34 £263 - 15
East of England +3 33 £250 -9.09% 16
West Midlands +4 24 £265 +26.19% 14
Yorkshire -1 24 £400 +53.84% 19
Reading +17 21 £275 -31.25% 3
Gloucestershire - 16 £175 - 2
Scotland - 16 £230 - 1
West Yorkshire -9 15 £393 +50.96% 16
Cambridgeshire - 13 - - 5
Basingstoke - 13 £185 - 4
Cheshire -1 12 £250 +66.66% 6
Leeds -11 12 £393 +50.96% 11
Woking - 12 £420 - 3
Southampton -3 11 £300 +11.62% 5
Manchester -3 11 £275 +83.33% 19
Lancashire - 11 £263 -
Wales - 11 £213 - 3
South Wales - 11 £213 - 3
Hertfordshire +1 10 £220 - 5
Birmingham -2 10 £270 +28.57% 2
Kent - 10 £394 - 4
Wiltshire - 10 £275 - 3

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 859 (100.00%) Windows
2 617 (71.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 488 (56.81%) Active Directory
4 418 (48.66%) VMware
5 400 (46.57%) Microsoft
6 351 (40.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 287 (33.41%) MS Exchange
8 226 (26.31%) Citrix
9 219 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 189 (22.00%) SQL Server
11 188 (21.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 179 (20.84%) SQL
13 178 (20.72%) SCCM
14 177 (20.61%) Hyper-V
15 167 (19.44%) SAN
16 165 (19.21%) HP
17 160 (18.63%) DNS
18 159 (18.51%) ITIL
19 154 (17.93%) PowerShell
20 142 (16.53%) Cisco
21 140 (16.30%) Windows 7
22 131 (15.25%) SCOM
23 126 (14.67%) DHCP
24 119 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
25 114 (13.27%) vSphere
26 109 (12.69%) Finance
26 109 (12.69%) Firewall
27 104 (12.11%) MS Excel
28 103 (11.99%) XenApp
29 94 (10.94%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 287 (33.41%) MS Exchange
2 188 (21.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (10.94%) SharePoint
4 85 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 69 (8.03%) IIS
6 59 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (3.38%) Lync
9 25 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.63%) Lotus Domino
13 13 (1.51%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.58%) Apache
15 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
16 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.01%) MS Office
3 8 (0.93%) MS Project
4 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.70%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.12%) Minerva
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.07%) Office 365
2 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.47%) SaaS
5 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 167 (19.44%) SAN
2 160 (18.63%) DNS
3 126 (14.67%) DHCP
4 109 (12.69%) Firewall
5 88 (10.24%) LAN
6 70 (8.15%) WAN
7 60 (6.98%) TCP/IP
8 35 (4.07%) VPN
9 26 (3.03%) Internet
10 25 (2.91%) NetScaler
11 24 (2.79%) Wireless
12 17 (1.98%) VoIP
12 17 (1.98%) Network Security
13 14 (1.63%) NAS
14 11 (1.28%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.16%) SSL
16 9 (1.05%) IP Telephony
16 9 (1.05%) IPsec
16 9 (1.05%) VLAN
17 7 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (3.73%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.51%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.16%) MySQL
11 7 (0.81%) SSDT
12 6 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.47%) QlikView
14 4 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
15 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (5.94%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.40%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.05%) MSBuild
5 7 (0.81%) Maven
5 7 (0.81%) NuGet
5 7 (0.81%) Gradle
5 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.58%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.47%) Apache Continuum
7 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.35%) Subversion
9 2 (0.23%) Selenium
9 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 109 (12.69%) Finance
2 31 (3.61%) Banking
3 14 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.51%) Legal
4 13 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.28%) Retail
6 10 (1.16%) Law
7 8 (0.93%) Back Office
7 8 (0.93%) Local Government
8 7 (0.81%) Publishing
9 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.58%) Electronics
9 5 (0.58%) Advertising
9 5 (0.58%) Front Office
9 5 (0.58%) Marketing
10 4 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 97 (11.29%) Support Engineer
3 76 (8.85%) Analyst
4 71 (8.27%) Consultant
4 71 (8.27%) Server Engineer
5 57 (6.64%) Administrator
6 54 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 51 (5.94%) Architect
8 46 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
9 33 (3.84%) Developer
10 32 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
10 32 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 27 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (3.03%) Desktop Support
14 25 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (2.91%) Server Support
15 24 (2.79%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.68%) Network Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.31%) .NET
2 29 (3.38%) ASP.NET
3 27 (3.14%) WCF
4 21 (2.44%) WPF
4 21 (2.44%) LINQ
5 20 (2.33%) XML
6 19 (2.21%) Web Services
7 15 (1.75%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.28%) Application Packaging
9 10 (1.16%) XSLT
10 9 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.93%) jQuery
12 4 (0.47%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.47%) HTML
13 3 (0.35%) EDI
13 3 (0.35%) WinForms
14 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 2 (0.23%) EDIFACT
14 2 (0.23%) CSS
14 2 (0.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.80%) Clustering
2 44 (5.12%) Blackberry
3 19 (2.21%) Replication
4 18 (2.10%) PKI
5 12 (1.40%) Fat Client
5 12 (1.40%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.05%) NHS
7 9 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 8 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.93%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.81%) Wiki
10 6 (0.70%) iPad
11 5 (0.58%) Firmware
11 5 (0.58%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.47%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.47%) iPhone
12 4 (0.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 859 (100.00%) Windows
2 617 (71.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 351 (40.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 140 (16.30%) Windows 7
5 87 (10.13%) Windows XP
6 78 (9.08%) Linux
6 78 (9.08%) Windows 8
7 45 (5.24%) UNIX
8 26 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 18 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.10%) Solaris
10 14 (1.63%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.16%) AIX
13 9 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.93%) SUSE
14 8 (0.93%) Debian
14 8 (0.93%) NetWare
15 7 (0.81%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (18.51%) ITIL
2 76 (8.85%) Migration
3 56 (6.52%) Change Management
4 53 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (3.26%) Incident Management
7 27 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
8 26 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 26 (3.03%) Scrum
9 25 (2.91%) Software Engineering
10 23 (2.68%) Project Management
11 22 (2.56%) Data Protection
11 22 (2.56%) Configuration Management
12 20 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (2.21%) CRM
13 19 (2.21%) Business Continuity
13 19 (2.21%) High Availability
13 19 (2.21%) Load Balancing
14 18 (2.10%) Test Scripting
14 18 (2.10%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (20.84%) SQL
2 154 (17.93%) PowerShell
3 57 (6.64%) C#
4 20 (2.33%) VBScript
5 18 (2.10%) VB
6 16 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.63%) C
8 13 (1.51%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.40%) Python
10 10 (1.16%) Ruby
10 10 (1.16%) Perl
10 10 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.81%) PHP
13 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.58%) Java
15 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.35%) Korn
16 3 (0.35%) C-shell
16 3 (0.35%) LINC
Qualifications
1 119 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.73%) MCSE
3 57 (6.64%) Security Cleared
4 47 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.89%) MCITP
6 37 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (4.07%) MCSA
8 32 (3.73%) CCNA
9 27 (3.14%) Degree
10 26 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (2.68%) MCTS
12 18 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (1.98%) CCA
14 16 (1.86%) MCP
15 12 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.40%) CCNP
16 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
17 7 (0.81%) VCDX
18 6 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.84%) SLA
2 25 (2.91%) QA
3 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 488 (56.81%) Active Directory
2 219 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (20.61%) Hyper-V
4 114 (13.27%) vSphere
5 103 (11.99%) XenApp
6 73 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (5.70%) VMware ESX
8 45 (5.24%) XenDesktop
9 35 (4.07%) XenServer
10 22 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.28%) vCloud
14 8 (0.93%) Novell eDirectory
15 7 (0.81%) UAG
15 7 (0.81%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.81%) Xen
16 6 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 178 (20.72%) SCCM
2 131 (15.25%) SCOM
3 25 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 22 (2.56%) SCVMM
5 19 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.86%) WSUS
6 16 (1.86%) SCDPM
7 13 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.28%) SCSM
9 11 (1.28%) Data Guard
9 11 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
10 10 (1.16%) HP SIM
10 10 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.16%) ARCserve
11 9 (1.05%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.81%) Nagios
13 7 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 418 (48.66%) VMware
2 400 (46.57%) Microsoft
3 226 (26.31%) Citrix
4 165 (19.21%) HP
5 142 (16.53%) Cisco
6 65 (7.57%) Oracle
7 49 (5.70%) NetApp
8 38 (4.42%) EMC
9 33 (3.84%) Dell
10 29 (3.38%) Symantec
11 26 (3.03%) Remedy
12 25 (2.91%) Red Hat
13 24 (2.79%) IBM
14 23 (2.68%) 3PAR
15 21 (2.44%) AppSense
15 21 (2.44%) Altiris
16 20 (2.33%) BMC
17 19 (2.21%) F5
18 16 (1.86%) McAfee
18 16 (1.86%) Avaya
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