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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 110 172 333
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +161
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1085 674 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.23% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.95% 5.46% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 370 137
Average daily rate
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£330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 41 22
Average hourly rate £20.60 £19.90 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -23.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £33.50 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
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 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +73 1004 £325 -2.25% 298
London +85 391 £325 -13.33% 113
South East +72 264 £350 +7.69% 63
East of England +17 101 £363 +42.15% 19
City of London +34 92 £425 +16.43% 35
Hampshire +47 84 £363 +16.00% 11
South West +13 72 £313 - 22
Yorkshire +1 50 £275 - 17
North West -17 46 £300 +11.11% 22
Hertfordshire +17 41 £425 -5.55% 6
West Midlands +15 39 £300 +3.44% 25
Buckinghamshire +33 36 £350 +125.80% 8
Surrey +12 33 £313 -7.06% 13
Berkshire +4 33 £256 -35.93% 5
Southampton +23 32 £363 +11.53% 4
West Sussex +2 27 £350 +59.09% 12
Scotland -8 25 £288 -17.85% 7
North East -8 23 £375 +50.00% 1
Wales -9 23 £365 -15.60% 7
West Yorkshire -14 23 £325 +34.02% 5
Birmingham +18 22 £300 -0.16% 12
Wiltshire +12 21 £325 +6.12%
Oxfordshire -8 21 £400 +33.33% 7
Cambridgeshire -17 21 £320 +37.63% 3
Milton Keynes +13 20 £350 - 2
Manchester 0 20 £278 +20.65% 8
South Wales -3 18 £365 -6.41% 7
East Midlands -17 18 £288 -11.53% 16
Somerset +16 17 £225 -45.78% 2
Essex +4 17 £413 +61.76% 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2185 (100.00%) Windows
2 1521 (69.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1184 (54.19%) Active Directory
4 1117 (51.12%) VMware
5 949 (43.43%) Microsoft
6 829 (37.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 608 (27.83%) MS Exchange
8 572 (26.18%) Citrix
9 530 (24.26%) SQL Server
10 528 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 459 (21.01%) SQL
12 424 (19.41%) DNS
13 417 (19.08%) ITIL
14 409 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2010
15 395 (18.08%) SAN
16 383 (17.53%) SCCM
17 378 (17.30%) PowerShell
18 376 (17.21%) Windows 7
18 376 (17.21%) Cisco
19 347 (15.88%) Migration
20 323 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 321 (14.69%) HP
22 303 (13.87%) DHCP
22 303 (13.87%) Hyper-V
23 278 (12.72%) vSphere
24 270 (12.36%) XenApp
25 268 (12.27%) Linux
26 261 (11.95%) IIS
27 256 (11.72%) MCSE
28 255 (11.67%) Firewall

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 608 (27.83%) MS Exchange
2 409 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 261 (11.95%) IIS
4 213 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 189 (8.65%) Lync
6 188 (8.60%) SharePoint
7 152 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 94 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.78%) NetWeaver
15 16 (0.73%) Apache
15 16 (0.73%) JBoss
16 14 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (0.55%) IBM Notes
18 11 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
18 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 241 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 174 (7.96%) MS Office
3 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.27%) MS Project
5 5 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 17 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Agresso
4 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.092%) Endur
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.092%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.046%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 163 (7.46%) Office 365
2 108 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.82%) IaaS
5 10 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.23%) SaaS
8 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.14%) Yammer
10 3 (0.14%) PaaS
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.092%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.092%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 424 (19.41%) DNS
2 395 (18.08%) SAN
3 303 (13.87%) DHCP
4 255 (11.67%) Firewall
5 212 (9.70%) LAN
6 197 (9.02%) WAN
7 189 (8.65%) TCP/IP
8 107 (4.90%) VPN
9 86 (3.94%) NAS
10 81 (3.71%) VLAN
11 54 (2.47%) Internet
12 53 (2.43%) Wireless
13 42 (1.92%) VoIP
14 41 (1.88%) NetScaler
15 37 (1.69%) LDAP
16 36 (1.65%) Network Security
17 31 (1.42%) iSCSI
17 31 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (1.24%) MPLS
19 23 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 530 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 142 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 46 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.78%) SAP HANA
13 16 (0.73%) MySQL
14 12 (0.55%) WhereScape RED
15 11 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.41%) OLAP
16 9 (0.41%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
17 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.05%) MSBuild
3 23 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.92%) Artifactory
5 19 (0.87%) Hudson
6 13 (0.59%) MSI
7 11 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.41%) JIRA
10 8 (0.37%) Subversion
10 8 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.18%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
14 3 (0.14%) NuGet
14 3 (0.14%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.092%) SpecFlow
15 2 (0.092%) Rational DOORS
General
1 250 (11.44%) Finance
2 49 (2.24%) Banking
3 39 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.33%) Law
5 28 (1.28%) Legal
6 27 (1.24%) Retail
7 25 (1.14%) Back Office
8 20 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.73%) Marketing
10 12 (0.55%) Advertising
11 11 (0.50%) Publishing
12 9 (0.41%) Military
12 9 (0.41%) Local Government
12 9 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.37%) Automotive
14 7 (0.32%) French Language
15 6 (0.27%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 304 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 238 (10.89%) Analyst
3 198 (9.06%) Support Engineer
4 179 (8.19%) Server Engineer
5 168 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 151 (6.91%) Administrator
7 150 (6.86%) Consultant
8 135 (6.18%) Architect
9 120 (5.49%) Support Analyst
10 108 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
11 95 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
12 92 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
13 83 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
14 71 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 69 (3.16%) Desktop Support
16 66 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 66 (3.02%) Windows Server Engineer
17 61 (2.79%) Developer
18 60 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
19 56 (2.56%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (6.86%) .NET
2 52 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 42 (1.92%) Web Services
4 40 (1.83%) Application Packaging
5 34 (1.56%) HTML
6 30 (1.37%) XML
7 28 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 25 (1.14%) Middleware
9 23 (1.05%) CSS
10 19 (0.87%) jQuery
11 12 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.46%) HTML5
12 10 (0.46%) WCF
12 10 (0.46%) SOAP
13 9 (0.41%) XSL
13 9 (0.41%) SAP Basis
13 9 (0.41%) JSON
14 8 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (0.37%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 7 (0.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 232 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 186 (8.51%) Clustering
3 95 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 38 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 37 (1.69%) Replication
6 37 (1.69%) PKI
7 33 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 29 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.28%) EqualLogic
10 25 (1.14%) EMC VNX
11 22 (1.01%) HP Storage
12 19 (0.87%) Symmetrix DMX
12 19 (0.87%) NHS
13 18 (0.82%) Symmetrix
13 18 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.78%) iPhone
15 16 (0.73%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2185 (100.00%) Windows
2 1521 (69.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 829 (37.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 376 (17.21%) Windows 7
5 268 (12.27%) Linux
6 188 (8.60%) Windows 8
7 131 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 93 (4.26%) UNIX
9 75 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 51 (2.33%) Android
12 37 (1.69%) Solaris
13 30 (1.37%) Ubuntu
14 29 (1.33%) Windows 2000
15 28 (1.28%) CentOS
16 26 (1.19%) HPUX
17 19 (0.87%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.73%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.73%) Apple iOS
19 14 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (19.08%) ITIL
2 347 (15.88%) Migration
3 122 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 103 (4.71%) Change Management
5 102 (4.67%) Project Management
6 89 (4.07%) Server Building
7 75 (3.43%) Configuration Management
8 63 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
9 61 (2.79%) Load Balancing
10 60 (2.75%) Problem Management
11 58 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (2.61%) Incident Management
13 56 (2.56%) DevOps
14 55 (2.52%) Change Control
15 48 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
16 46 (2.11%) PRINCE2
17 41 (1.88%) Service Delivery
18 37 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (1.65%) CRM
20 35 (1.60%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 459 (21.01%) SQL
2 378 (17.30%) PowerShell
3 64 (2.93%) JavaScript
4 56 (2.56%) VB
5 49 (2.24%) C#
6 46 (2.11%) VBScript
7 40 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 31 (1.42%) Perl
9 27 (1.24%) Java
10 25 (1.14%) Python
11 24 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.73%) Jython
12 16 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 16 (0.73%) C
13 9 (0.41%) C++
14 8 (0.37%) Ruby
15 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.27%) VBA
17 5 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 323 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (11.72%) MCSE
3 250 (11.44%) Security Cleared
4 185 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 112 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 90 (4.12%) MCITP
8 88 (4.03%) CCNA
9 87 (3.98%) MCSA
10 48 (2.20%) Degree
11 46 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 42 (1.92%) MCP
13 33 (1.51%) CCNP
14 28 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.28%) MCTS
15 16 (0.73%) CCA
16 14 (0.64%) VCP4
17 13 (0.59%) VCP5
18 12 (0.55%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.61%) SLA
2 32 (1.46%) QA
3 25 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.092%) GxP
6 2 (0.092%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.046%) TickIT
7 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.046%) DICOM
System Software
1 1184 (54.19%) Active Directory
2 528 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (13.87%) Hyper-V
4 278 (12.72%) vSphere
5 270 (12.36%) XenApp
6 136 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
7 124 (5.68%) VMware ESX
8 93 (4.26%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (2.11%) Terminal Services
11 39 (1.78%) XenServer
12 37 (1.69%) VMware Server
13 33 (1.51%) DFS Replication
14 25 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
15 21 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 20 (0.92%) ISA Server
17 16 (0.73%) NFS
17 16 (0.73%) Terminal Server
17 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 15 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 383 (17.53%) SCCM
2 167 (7.64%) SCOM
3 64 (2.93%) WSUS
4 48 (2.20%) Puppet
5 37 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 28 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.19%) SCSM
8 24 (1.10%) SCVMM
9 22 (1.01%) Nagios
9 22 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 21 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
11 20 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 20 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (0.87%) AirWatch
13 18 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (0.82%) ARCserve
14 16 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (0.73%) Tivoli
14 16 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
15 15 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1117 (51.12%) VMware
2 949 (43.43%) Microsoft
3 572 (26.18%) Citrix
4 376 (17.21%) Cisco
5 321 (14.69%) HP
6 181 (8.28%) NetApp
7 144 (6.59%) Oracle
8 139 (6.36%) Dell
9 119 (5.45%) EMC
10 90 (4.12%) Red Hat
11 84 (3.84%) Symantec
12 70 (3.20%) IBM
13 61 (2.79%) 3PAR
14 37 (1.69%) Juniper
15 35 (1.60%) Brocade
16 32 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 32 (1.46%) Veeam
17 31 (1.42%) CommVault
17 31 (1.42%) Intel
17 31 (1.42%) Apple
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 21 hours ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £460 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £17 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago