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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 171 313 562
Rank change year-on-year
+142 +249
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 673 268 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.52% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.45% 2.35% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 136 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 22 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12345 11400 12118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.29% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7006 6245 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1027 1251
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +159 594 £335 -4.28% 283
London +81 212 £375 -3.84% 78
South East +63 122 £325 - 59
East of England +29 79 £255 -34.19% 17
South West +3 48 £313 +1.21% 27
City of London +47 47 £365 -6.41% 20
Cambridgeshire +28 39 £233 - 5
North West +23 39 £270 -12.90% 26
Berkshire +41 37 £400 +128.57% 15
East Midlands +16 35 £325 +44.44% 15
Wales +5 29 £433 +40.65% 7
Yorkshire +22 26 £275 -2.65% 39
West Midlands +3 26 £290 +90.78% 16
Hampshire +9 23 £313 +8.69% 9
South Wales +2 23 £390 +24.60% 5
Scotland -8 23 £350 +40.00% 16
Surrey -5 19 £336 +3.46% 13
Cheshire +13 18 £273 - 8
West Sussex +12 18 £220 -57.05% 4
Reading +25 16 £400 +128.57% 6
Hertfordshire -2 16 £450 +12.14% 8
Gloucestershire - 15 £300 - 5
West Yorkshire +13 13 £243 -23.01% 23
Cardiff -1 13 £375 +19.80% 4
Manchester +4 12 £230 -26.40% 14
Cambridge +1 12 £216 - 4
Bedfordshire -15 12 £388 -
Kent +4 11 £375 -9.09% 3
Edinburgh -9 11 £350 - 1
Bristol - 10 £356 - 9

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1214 (100.00%) Windows
2 855 (70.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 588 (48.43%) Active Directory
4 570 (46.95%) Microsoft
5 550 (45.30%) VMware
6 426 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 369 (30.40%) MS Exchange
8 321 (26.44%) Citrix
9 264 (21.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 247 (20.35%) SQL
11 242 (19.93%) SQL Server
12 236 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 235 (19.36%) Hyper-V
14 232 (19.11%) SCCM
15 219 (18.04%) SAN
16 209 (17.22%) DNS
17 206 (16.97%) ITIL
18 203 (16.72%) Windows 7
19 194 (15.98%) Cisco
20 185 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
21 181 (14.91%) Firewall
22 172 (14.17%) HP
23 169 (13.92%) PowerShell
24 165 (13.59%) DHCP
24 165 (13.59%) MS Excel
25 142 (11.70%) SCOM
26 141 (11.61%) XenApp
26 141 (11.61%) vSphere
27 136 (11.20%) .NET
28 135 (11.12%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 369 (30.40%) MS Exchange
2 264 (21.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (11.12%) SharePoint
4 112 (9.23%) IIS
5 110 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 86 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 86 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 63 (5.19%) Lync
8 28 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.99%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.99%) Apache
13 11 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (0.82%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.33%) Confluence
17 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 165 (13.59%) MS Excel
2 68 (5.60%) MS Office
3 15 (1.24%) MS Project
4 12 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.74%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.082%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.082%) CATIA
7 1 (0.082%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 21 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.082%) Summit
5 1 (0.082%) Minerva
5 1 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.082%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.082%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.85%) Office 365
2 56 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.99%) IaaS
5 11 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.49%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.41%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (18.04%) SAN
2 209 (17.22%) DNS
3 181 (14.91%) Firewall
4 165 (13.59%) DHCP
5 127 (10.46%) LAN
6 99 (8.15%) WAN
7 85 (7.00%) TCP/IP
8 62 (5.11%) VPN
9 46 (3.79%) Internet
10 31 (2.55%) NetScaler
11 27 (2.22%) Wireless
12 24 (1.98%) NAS
13 22 (1.81%) VoIP
14 20 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (1.48%) Network Security
15 18 (1.48%) VLAN
16 12 (0.99%) iSCSI
16 12 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (0.91%) SSL
18 10 (0.82%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (3.87%) SSDT
5 46 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.39%) MySQL
9 27 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.66%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 4 (0.33%) QlikView
18 4 (0.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 123 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 62 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.86%) Artifactory
5 56 (4.61%) TeamCity
6 48 (3.95%) MSBuild
7 40 (3.29%) NuGet
7 40 (3.29%) Gradle
7 40 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (3.29%) Maven
8 11 (0.91%) JIRA
9 8 (0.66%) Subversion
10 7 (0.58%) NUnit
10 7 (0.58%) CruiseControl
10 7 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.58%) MSI
11 6 (0.49%) InstallShield
11 6 (0.49%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 126 (10.38%) Finance
2 36 (2.97%) Banking
3 24 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.57%) Retail
4 19 (1.57%) Legal
5 15 (1.24%) Law
6 12 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.99%) Advertising
7 10 (0.82%) Publishing
8 8 (0.66%) Marketing
9 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.41%) Local Government
10 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Games
11 2 (0.16%) Military
11 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.16%) Front Office
11 2 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.082%) Electronics
12 1 (0.082%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 164 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (9.39%) Analyst
3 111 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 102 (8.40%) Consultant
5 89 (7.33%) Architect
6 88 (7.25%) Administrator
7 79 (6.51%) Server Engineer
8 72 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 55 (4.53%) Wintel Engineer
10 49 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
11 44 (3.62%) Developer
12 41 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 40 (3.29%) Build Engineer
14 39 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (3.21%) Support Analyst
15 38 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
16 35 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 34 (2.80%) Release Engineer
17 34 (2.80%) DBA
17 34 (2.80%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.20%) .NET
2 54 (4.45%) .NET Framework
3 46 (3.79%) ASP.NET
4 37 (3.05%) Web Services
5 32 (2.64%) WCF
6 23 (1.89%) WPF
7 21 (1.73%) LINQ
8 17 (1.40%) Application Packaging
8 17 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (1.24%) XML
10 10 (0.82%) XSLT
10 10 (0.82%) Middleware
10 10 (0.82%) jQuery
11 7 (0.58%) REST
12 6 (0.49%) HTML
12 6 (0.49%) ADSI
13 4 (0.33%) CSS
13 4 (0.33%) JSP
13 4 (0.33%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.83%) Clustering
2 50 (4.12%) Blackberry
3 36 (2.97%) PKI
4 34 (2.80%) Replication
5 18 (1.48%) iPad
6 17 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 12 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.91%) NHS
9 10 (0.82%) Thin Client
9 10 (0.82%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.49%) Wiki
11 6 (0.49%) Open Source
11 6 (0.49%) Firmware
12 5 (0.41%) iPhone
13 4 (0.33%) CMDB
13 4 (0.33%) GIS
13 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.25%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1214 (100.00%) Windows
2 855 (70.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 426 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (16.72%) Windows 7
5 116 (9.56%) Linux
6 115 (9.47%) Windows 8
7 102 (8.40%) Windows XP
8 53 (4.37%) UNIX
9 46 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 17 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 14 (1.15%) AIX
12 14 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.82%) SUSE
14 9 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.74%) CentOS
15 8 (0.66%) Solaris
16 6 (0.49%) Debian
17 4 (0.33%) Android
17 4 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (16.97%) ITIL
2 135 (11.12%) Migration
3 74 (6.10%) Configuration Management
4 61 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (4.28%) Automation Testing
6 49 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (4.04%) Automated Testing
7 48 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (3.87%) Release Management
8 47 (3.87%) Project Management
9 40 (3.29%) Change Management
10 34 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
11 30 (2.47%) Business Continuity
12 29 (2.39%) Scrum
12 29 (2.39%) PRINCE2
12 29 (2.39%) Data Protection
13 27 (2.22%) Incident Management
14 26 (2.14%) Software Engineering
15 25 (2.06%) CRM
16 24 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 247 (20.35%) SQL
2 169 (13.92%) PowerShell
3 66 (5.44%) C#
4 25 (2.06%) VB
5 21 (1.73%) VBScript
6 20 (1.65%) C
7 17 (1.40%) T-SQL
7 17 (1.40%) Java
8 14 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.07%) Perl
9 13 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.99%) Python
11 11 (0.91%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.91%) Ruby
12 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.41%) PHP
14 4 (0.33%) Korn
14 4 (0.33%) C-shell
15 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.082%) C++
Qualifications
1 185 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (10.13%) MCSE
3 104 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 69 (5.68%) MCITP
5 64 (5.27%) SC Cleared
6 55 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (4.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (4.12%) CCNA
9 47 (3.87%) MCSA
10 40 (3.29%) MCP
11 38 (3.13%) MCTS
12 35 (2.88%) DV Cleared
13 31 (2.55%) Degree
14 23 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (1.81%) CCNP
16 20 (1.65%) CCA
17 14 (1.15%) VCP5
18 10 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.49%) CCEA
19 6 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.97%) SLA
2 31 (2.55%) QA
3 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 588 (48.43%) Active Directory
2 236 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (19.36%) Hyper-V
4 141 (11.61%) XenApp
4 141 (11.61%) vSphere
5 92 (7.58%) XenDesktop
6 69 (5.68%) VMware ESX
7 68 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (4.86%) XenServer
9 38 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.15%) UAG
11 11 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.82%) vCloud
13 9 (0.74%) DFS Replication
13 9 (0.74%) Xen
13 9 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.66%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 232 (19.11%) SCCM
2 142 (11.70%) SCOM
3 35 (2.88%) Backup Exec
4 27 (2.22%) WSUS
5 26 (2.14%) NetBackup
6 21 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 20 (1.65%) SCVMM
7 20 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 20 (1.65%) SCDPM
8 19 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.40%) HP SIM
10 15 (1.24%) SCOrch
10 15 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (0.74%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.66%) SCSM
13 7 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.49%) Nagios
14 6 (0.49%) ARCserve
14 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 570 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 550 (45.30%) VMware
3 321 (26.44%) Citrix
4 194 (15.98%) Cisco
5 172 (14.17%) HP
6 66 (5.44%) NetApp
7 60 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 57 (4.70%) EMC
9 52 (4.28%) Oracle
10 50 (4.12%) Red Gate
11 48 (3.95%) Symantec
12 38 (3.13%) AppSense
13 36 (2.97%) Dell
13 36 (2.97%) IBM
14 29 (2.39%) McAfee
15 25 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 22 (1.81%) 3PAR
17 20 (1.65%) F5
17 20 (1.65%) Cyber-Ark
18 19 (1.57%) Apple
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