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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 164 333 573
Rank change year-on-year
+169 +240
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 726 277 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 0.52% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.76% 2.29% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 136 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -

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
12606 12087 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.33% 22.61% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7196 6748 6192
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1027 1187
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +161 650 £325 - 298
London +124 242 £375 +4.16% 94
South East +78 140 £300 -6.25% 67
East of England +25 65 £286 -18.21% 18
City of London +73 55 £370 +2.77% 43
South West +4 54 £330 +3.93% 29
North West +19 45 £275 -11.29% 28
Berkshire +39 40 £335 +91.42% 11
East Midlands +27 40 £325 +44.44% 9
Hampshire +21 38 £300 -20.00% 13
West Midlands +3 34 £275 +25.00% 18
Cambridgeshire +22 31 £233 - 4
Wales -3 24 £390 +62.50% 10
Scotland +5 22 £350 +16.66% 10
Yorkshire +13 21 £275 -2.65% 26
Surrey -9 19 £294 -2.08% 10
Cambridge - 19 £216 - 1
Manchester +9 18 £230 -26.40% 15
Gloucestershire -4 17 £300 - 2
South Wales -7 16 £375 +56.25% 6
West Yorkshire +11 15 £275 -12.69% 19
West Sussex +14 14 £220 -57.05% 7
Birmingham +9 14 £300 +34.18% 9
Wiltshire +4 14 £363 +20.83% 2
Cheshire +15 13 £283 - 7
Leeds +14 13 £269 -14.68% 9
Hertfordshire -9 12 £325 -7.14% 9
Kent -1 11 £400 -11.11%
Cardiff -7 11 £375 +56.25% 5
Essex +2 10 £370 - 2

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1341 (100.00%) Windows
2 945 (70.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 646 (48.17%) Active Directory
4 606 (45.19%) Microsoft
5 591 (44.07%) VMware
6 490 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 401 (29.90%) MS Exchange
8 359 (26.77%) Citrix
9 283 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 267 (19.91%) SQL Server
11 266 (19.84%) SQL
12 261 (19.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 257 (19.16%) SAN
14 247 (18.42%) DNS
15 245 (18.27%) SCCM
16 232 (17.30%) Hyper-V
17 230 (17.15%) Windows 7
18 215 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 213 (15.88%) ITIL
20 195 (14.54%) Cisco
21 193 (14.39%) DHCP
22 189 (14.09%) Firewall
23 186 (13.87%) MS Excel
24 180 (13.42%) PowerShell
25 170 (12.68%) HP
26 163 (12.16%) Migration
27 160 (11.93%) XenApp
28 154 (11.48%) SharePoint
29 147 (10.96%) MCSE
29 147 (10.96%) SCOM

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 401 (29.90%) MS Exchange
2 283 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 154 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 133 (9.92%) IIS
5 130 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 109 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 94 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 77 (5.74%) Lync
9 32 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 28 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 27 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (1.86%) Apache
13 17 (1.27%) Tomcat
14 14 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.75%) IBM Notes
18 6 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
19 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 186 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 83 (6.19%) MS Office
3 17 (1.27%) MS Project
4 11 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.15%) CATIA
8 1 (0.075%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.075%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.30%) assyst
4 3 (0.22%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.075%) Maximo
6 1 (0.075%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.075%) Summit
6 1 (0.075%) Minerva
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.075%) Agresso
6 1 (0.075%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.075%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.075%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.97%) Office 365
2 65 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.89%) IaaS
5 11 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.45%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.37%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 257 (19.16%) SAN
2 247 (18.42%) DNS
3 193 (14.39%) DHCP
4 189 (14.09%) Firewall
5 140 (10.44%) LAN
6 114 (8.50%) TCP/IP
7 111 (8.28%) WAN
8 67 (5.00%) VPN
9 51 (3.80%) Internet
10 41 (3.06%) NetScaler
11 28 (2.09%) NAS
12 26 (1.94%) VoIP
13 25 (1.86%) Wireless
14 23 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (1.64%) VLAN
15 22 (1.64%) SSL
16 17 (1.27%) Network Security
17 14 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
18 13 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 96 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (3.50%) SSDT
6 36 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.16%) MySQL
9 28 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.30%) DTS
15 4 (0.30%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 118 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (7.76%) Visual Studio
3 62 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.40%) Artifactory
5 57 (4.25%) TeamCity
6 48 (3.58%) MSBuild
7 41 (3.06%) Maven
8 40 (2.98%) NuGet
8 40 (2.98%) Gradle
8 40 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.89%) JIRA
10 9 (0.67%) Subversion
11 8 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.52%) MSI
12 7 (0.52%) NUnit
12 7 (0.52%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.45%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.37%) AdminStudio
General
1 136 (10.14%) Finance
2 39 (2.91%) Banking
3 30 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.27%) Legal
5 15 (1.12%) Retail
6 14 (1.04%) Law
7 12 (0.89%) Advertising
7 12 (0.89%) Local Government
8 11 (0.82%) Publishing
9 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.52%) Back Office
10 7 (0.52%) Marketing
11 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Games
13 2 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.075%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.075%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 183 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 123 (9.17%) Support Engineer
3 122 (9.10%) Analyst
4 117 (8.72%) Consultant
5 101 (7.53%) Architect
6 100 (7.46%) Administrator
7 90 (6.71%) Server Engineer
8 73 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 62 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
10 58 (4.33%) Wintel Engineer
11 52 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 45 (3.36%) Developer
13 44 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
13 44 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
14 39 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
14 39 (2.91%) Build Engineer
15 36 (2.68%) DBA
16 34 (2.54%) Release Engineer
16 34 (2.54%) Build and Release Engineer
17 32 (2.39%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (10.22%) .NET
2 58 (4.33%) .NET Framework
3 43 (3.21%) Web Services
4 37 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 31 (2.31%) WCF
6 23 (1.72%) WPF
7 20 (1.49%) LINQ
8 17 (1.27%) XML
9 15 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (0.97%) Application Packaging
10 13 (0.97%) Middleware
11 10 (0.75%) XSLT
12 9 (0.67%) HTML
13 8 (0.60%) jQuery
13 8 (0.60%) REST
14 7 (0.52%) CSS
15 6 (0.45%) ADSI
16 5 (0.37%) Flash
16 5 (0.37%) JSP
16 5 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.13%) Clustering
2 53 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 42 (3.13%) Replication
3 42 (3.13%) PKI
4 24 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.12%) iPad
7 14 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 11 (0.82%) Thin Client
9 10 (0.75%) NHS
10 7 (0.52%) CMDB
10 7 (0.52%) Open Source
10 7 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.37%) GIS
12 5 (0.37%) FMCG
12 5 (0.37%) iPhone
13 4 (0.30%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1341 (100.00%) Windows
2 945 (70.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 490 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 230 (17.15%) Windows 7
5 133 (9.92%) Linux
6 119 (8.87%) Windows 8
7 105 (7.83%) Windows XP
8 58 (4.33%) UNIX
9 47 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 22 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 15 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 12 (0.89%) Solaris
13 12 (0.89%) CentOS
14 11 (0.82%) AIX
15 10 (0.75%) SUSE
16 6 (0.45%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (15.88%) ITIL
2 163 (12.16%) Migration
3 76 (5.67%) Configuration Management
3 76 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 67 (5.00%) Project Management
5 51 (3.80%) Change Management
5 51 (3.80%) Automation Testing
6 50 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (3.58%) Automated Testing
9 45 (3.36%) Release Management
10 36 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
11 33 (2.46%) PRINCE2
12 31 (2.31%) Scrum
13 28 (2.09%) Incident Management
14 26 (1.94%) Software Engineering
15 25 (1.86%) Business Continuity
15 25 (1.86%) DevOps
15 25 (1.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (1.79%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 266 (19.84%) SQL
2 180 (13.42%) PowerShell
3 68 (5.07%) C#
4 32 (2.39%) VB
5 30 (2.24%) VBScript
6 23 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 23 (1.72%) Java
7 17 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.12%) C
9 14 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.04%) Perl
10 9 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.60%) Ruby
11 8 (0.60%) Python
12 6 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.45%) Korn
12 6 (0.45%) C-shell
13 4 (0.30%) Scala
13 4 (0.30%) VBA
13 4 (0.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 215 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (10.96%) MCSE
3 119 (8.87%) Security Cleared
4 73 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 71 (5.29%) MCITP
6 54 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (3.43%) MCSA
9 45 (3.36%) MCP
10 43 (3.21%) CCNA
10 43 (3.21%) MCTS
11 37 (2.76%) DV Cleared
12 32 (2.39%) Degree
13 21 (1.57%) CCNP
14 17 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.12%) CCA
16 12 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.89%) VCP5
17 6 (0.45%) MCDBA
18 5 (0.37%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.76%) SLA
2 27 (2.01%) QA
3 14 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.37%) COBIT
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 646 (48.17%) Active Directory
2 261 (19.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (17.30%) Hyper-V
4 160 (11.93%) XenApp
5 144 (10.74%) vSphere
6 92 (6.86%) XenDesktop
7 84 (6.26%) VMware ESX
8 68 (5.07%) XenServer
9 60 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
10 46 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.04%) UAG
14 11 (0.82%) Xen
15 10 (0.75%) vCloud
16 9 (0.67%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.52%) NFS
17 7 (0.52%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 245 (18.27%) SCCM
2 147 (10.96%) SCOM
3 41 (3.06%) Backup Exec
4 39 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 27 (2.01%) WSUS
6 23 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 23 (1.72%) SCOrch
7 21 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 21 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 20 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (1.27%) SCVMM
11 16 (1.19%) HP SIM
12 14 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (1.04%) SCDPM
13 12 (0.89%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.75%) ARCserve
15 9 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 8 (0.60%) Windows Intune
17 6 (0.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 606 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 591 (44.07%) VMware
3 359 (26.77%) Citrix
4 195 (14.54%) Cisco
5 170 (12.68%) HP
6 81 (6.04%) NetApp
7 62 (4.62%) Symantec
8 59 (4.40%) Red Hat
9 57 (4.25%) EMC
10 53 (3.95%) Oracle
11 50 (3.73%) Dell
11 50 (3.73%) Red Gate
12 46 (3.43%) IBM
13 37 (2.76%) AppSense
14 33 (2.46%) McAfee
15 30 (2.24%) CheckPoint
16 23 (1.72%) Remedy
16 23 (1.72%) F5
17 21 (1.57%) 3PAR
18 20 (1.49%) SolarWinds
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