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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 112 163 366
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +203
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1036 672 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.25% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.54% 5.41% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 356 120
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £306
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 35 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.90 £36.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.85% -25.96%

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
12133 12418 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.03% 23.11% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7110 7049 6017
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1046 1001
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -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 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 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 2 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 2 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 +73 964 £325 -7.14% 332
London +62 362 £325 -13.33% 117
South East +46 250 £363 +7.40% 69
East of England +4 94 £350 +75.00% 22
South West +40 77 £325 +30.00% 26
City of London +18 74 £363 -0.68% 27
Hampshire +41 70 £363 +11.53% 12
Yorkshire +7 52 £300 -11.11% 24
Buckinghamshire +38 38 £350 +3.70% 1
West Midlands +7 36 £350 +11.11% 24
Hertfordshire +5 36 £410 +115.78% 7
North West -19 35 £306 +22.50% 35
Surrey +5 34 £363 -6.45% 22
East Midlands +7 33 £263 -12.50% 10
West Sussex -1 31 £350 +59.09% 4
West Yorkshire +11 28 £375 +1.01% 17
Cambridgeshire -17 27 £311 +55.62% 6
Southampton +13 26 £363 +8.20% 3
Berkshire -15 25 £275 -31.25% 15
Scotland +4 24 £295 -15.71% 7
Leeds -5 24 £375 +1.01% 12
Milton Keynes +21 23 £355 +5.18%
North East +3 23 £375 +50.00% 4
Somerset +29 20 £225 - 1
Wiltshire +8 20 £343 +63.09% 3
Wales -6 20 £365 -16.09% 5
Oxfordshire -15 19 £345 +72.50% 7
Birmingham +9 18 £325 -7.27% 7
Manchester -1 18 £306 +30.31% 17
Tyne and Wear -3 18 £425 - 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 2053 (100.00%) Windows
2 1434 (69.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1110 (54.07%) Active Directory
4 1057 (51.49%) VMware
5 909 (44.28%) Microsoft
6 790 (38.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 578 (28.15%) MS Exchange
8 531 (25.86%) Citrix
9 513 (24.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 507 (24.70%) SQL Server
11 403 (19.63%) SQL
12 374 (18.22%) DNS
12 374 (18.22%) SAN
12 374 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 369 (17.97%) ITIL
14 363 (17.68%) SCCM
15 355 (17.29%) Windows 7
16 345 (16.80%) Cisco
17 342 (16.66%) Migration
18 330 (16.07%) PowerShell
19 305 (14.86%) HP
20 301 (14.66%) Hyper-V
21 282 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
22 266 (12.96%) DHCP
23 254 (12.37%) IIS
24 250 (12.18%) Firewall
25 248 (12.08%) XenApp
26 244 (11.89%) Linux
27 241 (11.74%) Security Cleared
28 233 (11.35%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 578 (28.15%) MS Exchange
2 374 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 254 (12.37%) IIS
4 189 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 179 (8.72%) SharePoint
6 170 (8.28%) Lync
7 139 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 98 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
10 36 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 33 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 25 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.83%) NetWeaver
14 15 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.73%) JBoss
14 15 (0.73%) Apache
15 14 (0.68%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
17 10 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 233 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 158 (7.70%) MS Office
3 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.34%) MS Project
5 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.097%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 22 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.19%) Agresso
5 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.097%) assyst
5 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.097%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.049%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.049%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 145 (7.06%) Office 365
2 110 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.12%) IaaS
5 10 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.29%) SaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.24%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.15%) PaaS
10 2 (0.097%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.097%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.049%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.049%) Yammer
11 1 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 374 (18.22%) DNS
1 374 (18.22%) SAN
2 266 (12.96%) DHCP
3 250 (12.18%) Firewall
4 204 (9.94%) LAN
5 193 (9.40%) WAN
6 160 (7.79%) TCP/IP
7 105 (5.11%) VPN
8 84 (4.09%) NAS
9 72 (3.51%) VLAN
10 59 (2.87%) Internet
11 49 (2.39%) VoIP
12 46 (2.24%) Wireless
13 33 (1.61%) NetScaler
14 30 (1.46%) iSCSI
14 30 (1.46%) LDAP
14 30 (1.46%) MPLS
15 27 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (1.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 143 (6.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 76 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.83%) SAP HANA
12 16 (0.78%) MySQL
13 12 (0.58%) WhereScape RED
14 9 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.44%) OLAP
14 9 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 21 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.88%) MSBuild
5 16 (0.78%) Artifactory
6 15 (0.73%) Hudson
7 12 (0.58%) MSI
8 9 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.34%) Subversion
11 6 (0.29%) JIRA
12 4 (0.19%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.19%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.15%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.15%) WiX
13 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
13 3 (0.15%) Toad
13 3 (0.15%) NuGet
14 2 (0.097%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 233 (11.35%) Finance
2 48 (2.34%) Banking
3 37 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.36%) Legal
5 26 (1.27%) Retail
6 24 (1.17%) Back Office
7 23 (1.12%) Law
8 18 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.63%) Marketing
10 11 (0.54%) Publishing
11 9 (0.44%) Advertising
11 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.39%) Automotive
13 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.29%) Military
14 5 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.19%) Local Government
15 4 (0.19%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 281 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 228 (11.11%) Analyst
3 195 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 164 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 159 (7.74%) Server Engineer
6 149 (7.26%) Administrator
7 146 (7.11%) Consultant
8 131 (6.38%) Architect
9 118 (5.75%) Support Analyst
10 98 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
11 96 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
12 84 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
13 77 (3.75%) Wintel Engineer
14 71 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 66 (3.21%) Developer
16 65 (3.17%) Desktop Support
17 63 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 56 (2.73%) Windows Server Engineer
19 55 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
20 54 (2.63%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.31%) .NET
2 58 (2.83%) ASP.NET
3 44 (2.14%) Web Services
4 39 (1.90%) XML
5 36 (1.75%) HTML
6 32 (1.56%) Application Packaging
7 30 (1.46%) .NET Framework
8 28 (1.36%) Middleware
9 22 (1.07%) CSS
10 18 (0.88%) WCF
11 17 (0.83%) jQuery
12 14 (0.68%) REST
13 13 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (0.54%) HTML5
15 10 (0.49%) MSMQ
16 9 (0.44%) JSON
16 9 (0.44%) SAP Basis
17 8 (0.39%) SOAP
17 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET 2.0
17 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 220 (10.72%) Data Centre
2 183 (8.91%) Clustering
3 83 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 36 (1.75%) PKI
6 35 (1.70%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.66%) Replication
8 30 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 29 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.27%) EqualLogic
11 25 (1.22%) EMC VNX
12 21 (1.02%) HP Storage
13 20 (0.97%) Symmetrix DMX
13 20 (0.97%) NHS
14 19 (0.93%) Symmetrix
15 18 (0.88%) iPhone
16 17 (0.83%) Computer Science
17 16 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
18 14 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 2053 (100.00%) Windows
2 1434 (69.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 790 (38.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 355 (17.29%) Windows 7
5 244 (11.89%) Linux
6 175 (8.52%) Windows 8
7 130 (6.33%) Windows XP
8 84 (4.09%) UNIX
9 68 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 43 (2.09%) Android
12 32 (1.56%) Solaris
13 27 (1.32%) CentOS
14 26 (1.27%) HPUX
15 24 (1.17%) Windows 2000
16 23 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.93%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.83%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.78%) Windows Vista
20 10 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (17.97%) ITIL
2 342 (16.66%) Migration
3 108 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (4.58%) Change Management
5 88 (4.29%) Project Management
6 84 (4.09%) Server Building
7 69 (3.36%) Configuration Management
8 62 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (2.73%) Problem Management
10 54 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
11 53 (2.58%) Change Control
12 52 (2.53%) Incident Management
13 47 (2.29%) Load Balancing
14 43 (2.09%) Root Cause Analysis
15 41 (2.00%) PRINCE2
16 40 (1.95%) DevOps
17 39 (1.90%) Performance Tuning
18 37 (1.80%) CRM
19 34 (1.66%) Performance Monitoring
20 33 (1.61%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 403 (19.63%) SQL
2 330 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 63 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 50 (2.44%) C#
5 46 (2.24%) VB
6 45 (2.19%) VBScript
7 33 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.36%) Perl
8 28 (1.36%) Java
9 26 (1.27%) Python
10 24 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.78%) C
13 14 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.58%) Jython
15 11 (0.54%) XPath
15 11 (0.54%) XQuery
16 8 (0.39%) Ruby
17 7 (0.34%) C++
18 6 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 282 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 241 (11.74%) Security Cleared
3 222 (10.81%) MCSE
4 191 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 100 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (4.53%) MCITP
7 79 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 79 (3.85%) CCNA
8 73 (3.56%) MCSA
9 43 (2.09%) Degree
10 37 (1.80%) MCP
11 31 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.41%) MCTS
14 27 (1.32%) CCNP
15 21 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.97%) CCA
17 13 (0.63%) VCP5
18 12 (0.58%) VCP4
18 12 (0.58%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.83%) SLA
2 33 (1.61%) QA
3 20 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.097%) GxP
6 2 (0.097%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.049%) DICOM
System Software
1 1110 (54.07%) Active Directory
2 513 (24.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 301 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 248 (12.08%) XenApp
5 229 (11.15%) vSphere
6 124 (6.04%) VMware ESX
7 116 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (4.68%) XenDesktop
9 49 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (2.19%) Terminal Services
11 34 (1.66%) VMware Server
12 29 (1.41%) XenServer
13 28 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
14 26 (1.27%) DFS Replication
15 23 (1.12%) ISA Server
16 22 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 17 (0.83%) NFS
17 17 (0.83%) vCloud
18 15 (0.73%) UAG
18 15 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 363 (17.68%) SCCM
2 153 (7.45%) SCOM
3 60 (2.92%) WSUS
4 39 (1.90%) Puppet
5 35 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 23 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 22 (1.07%) EMC VPLEX
9 21 (1.02%) SCSM
10 20 (0.97%) SCOrch
10 20 (0.97%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
11 18 (0.88%) ARCserve
11 18 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 16 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.58%) Nagios
15 12 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1057 (51.49%) VMware
2 909 (44.28%) Microsoft
3 531 (25.86%) Citrix
4 345 (16.80%) Cisco
5 305 (14.86%) HP
6 159 (7.74%) NetApp
7 125 (6.09%) Dell
8 121 (5.89%) Oracle
9 112 (5.46%) EMC
10 79 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 74 (3.60%) Symantec
12 65 (3.17%) 3PAR
13 63 (3.07%) IBM
14 35 (1.70%) Juniper
14 35 (1.70%) Brocade
15 30 (1.46%) CommVault
16 29 (1.41%) SolarWinds
17 27 (1.32%) Veeam
17 27 (1.32%) AppSense
18 26 (1.27%) Remedy
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