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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 104 219 436
Rank change year-on-year
+115 +217
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1064 518 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 0.95% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.67% 4.31% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 285 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 27 13
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.40 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £19.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.63%

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
12272 12027 10115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.08% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6955 6714 5422
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1034 993
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +122 994 £350 +7.69% 367
London +96 355 £358 -0.69% 109
South East +41 245 £350 +5.26% 65
City of London +44 80 £400 +8.10% 28
East of England +54 76 £350 +40.00% 30
South West +31 74 £425 +54.54% 35
West Midlands +29 73 £325 +22.64% 28
North West +3 63 £350 +40.00% 41
Hampshire +21 61 £388 +47.61% 12
East Midlands +35 51 £280 +154.54% 15
Yorkshire +1 49 £325 -18.75% 41
West Sussex +15 45 £325 -10.95% 8
Hertfordshire +33 39 £400 +81.81% 9
Scotland +26 38 £245 +6.52% 10
Oxfordshire +12 36 £313 +56.25% 5
Manchester +15 34 £338 +22.72% 19
Berkshire -1 32 £331 +8.60% 15
West Yorkshire +4 28 £375 -4.45% 30
Surrey -13 25 £381 -5.86% 13
Leeds +7 22 £375 -4.45% 25
Cambridgeshire +8 21 £225 - 12
Buckinghamshire +13 20 £469 +38.88% 5
Wiltshire +20 19 £413 +50.00% 8
Oxford +2 19 £300 +71.42% 1
Bristol +18 18 £250 -35.44% 12
Nottinghamshire +9 18 £280 +154.54% 4
South Yorkshire +4 16 £275 -24.13% 8
Edinburgh +1 15 £310 -8.14% 3
Birmingham -3 15 £350 +29.62% 11
Gloucestershire -14 15 £450 +157.14% 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1883 (100.00%) Windows
2 1345 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1031 (54.75%) Active Directory
4 942 (50.03%) VMware
5 830 (44.08%) Microsoft
6 775 (41.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 519 (27.56%) MS Exchange
8 471 (25.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 463 (24.59%) Citrix
10 417 (22.15%) SQL Server
11 380 (20.18%) SQL
12 351 (18.64%) DNS
13 349 (18.53%) SAN
14 323 (17.15%) Windows 7
15 320 (16.99%) Migration
16 319 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
17 317 (16.83%) SCCM
17 317 (16.83%) Cisco
18 315 (16.73%) ITIL
19 309 (16.41%) Hyper-V
20 306 (16.25%) HP
21 280 (14.87%) PowerShell
22 257 (13.65%) IIS
23 254 (13.49%) Firewall
24 242 (12.85%) Linux
25 239 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
26 238 (12.64%) DHCP
27 223 (11.84%) Security Cleared
28 222 (11.79%) Finance
29 214 (11.36%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 519 (27.56%) MS Exchange
2 319 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 257 (13.65%) IIS
4 166 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 162 (8.60%) SharePoint
6 161 (8.55%) Lync
7 117 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 47 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 46 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (1.17%) Apache
12 19 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.90%) NetWeaver
15 15 (0.80%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.69%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.58%) WorkSite
17 11 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 214 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 154 (8.18%) MS Office
3 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.64%) MS Project
5 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.53%) ResourceLink
3 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.32%) assyst
5 5 (0.27%) Agresso
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 117 (6.21%) Office 365
2 113 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.12%) IaaS
5 16 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.64%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.32%) SaaS
9 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.16%) PaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.053%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 351 (18.64%) DNS
2 349 (18.53%) SAN
3 254 (13.49%) Firewall
4 238 (12.64%) DHCP
5 201 (10.67%) LAN
6 174 (9.24%) WAN
7 154 (8.18%) TCP/IP
8 111 (5.89%) VPN
9 93 (4.94%) NAS
10 73 (3.88%) VLAN
11 60 (3.19%) Internet
12 51 (2.71%) VoIP
13 41 (2.18%) iSCSI
14 36 (1.91%) Wireless
14 36 (1.91%) SSL
15 34 (1.81%) LDAP
16 33 (1.75%) NetScaler
17 32 (1.70%) MPLS
18 25 (1.33%) HTTP
19 20 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (22.15%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 117 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.96%) MySQL
10 17 (0.90%) SAP HANA
11 15 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.64%) WhereScape RED
13 11 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.48%) OLAP
15 7 (0.37%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.85%) MSI
4 7 (0.37%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.27%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.27%) Subversion
7 3 (0.16%) Toad
7 3 (0.16%) JIRA
7 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.16%) Hudson
7 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.16%) WiX
7 3 (0.16%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.11%) NuGet
8 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 222 (11.79%) Finance
2 59 (3.13%) Banking
3 40 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.70%) Legal
5 20 (1.06%) Retail
6 18 (0.96%) Back Office
7 17 (0.90%) Law
8 16 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.32%) Publishing
10 6 (0.32%) Games
10 6 (0.32%) Local Government
10 6 (0.32%) Automotive
11 5 (0.27%) Advertising
12 4 (0.21%) Marketing
12 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.21%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 260 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 220 (11.68%) Analyst
3 196 (10.41%) Support Engineer
4 160 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 156 (8.28%) Consultant
6 149 (7.91%) Server Engineer
7 134 (7.12%) Administrator
8 110 (5.84%) Support Analyst
9 101 (5.36%) Architect
10 99 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 87 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
12 84 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
13 76 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
13 76 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 61 (3.24%) IT Support
15 59 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 56 (2.97%) Desktop Support
17 53 (2.81%) Server Support
18 44 (2.34%) Developer
18 44 (2.34%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (5.95%) .NET
2 44 (2.34%) ASP.NET
3 40 (2.12%) Web Services
4 36 (1.91%) XML
5 35 (1.86%) Application Packaging
6 29 (1.54%) HTML
7 25 (1.33%) Middleware
8 22 (1.17%) .NET Framework
9 19 (1.01%) REST
10 16 (0.85%) WCF
11 11 (0.58%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.53%) JSON
12 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (0.48%) jQuery
13 9 (0.48%) SAP Basis
13 9 (0.48%) SOAP
13 9 (0.48%) CSS
14 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 8 (0.42%) HTML5
15 7 (0.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (9.67%) Clustering
2 74 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 42 (2.23%) Replication
5 32 (1.70%) PKI
6 31 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.22%) Thin Client
7 23 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 22 (1.17%) Symmetrix DMX
9 21 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 21 (1.12%) Symmetrix
10 19 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 18 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.80%) NHS
13 14 (0.74%) iPhone
14 13 (0.69%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.69%) Open Source
14 13 (0.69%) EqualLogic
15 9 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1883 (100.00%) Windows
2 1345 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 775 (41.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 323 (17.15%) Windows 7
5 242 (12.85%) Linux
6 151 (8.02%) Windows 8
7 128 (6.80%) Windows XP
8 82 (4.35%) UNIX
9 77 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 35 (1.86%) Windows 2000
12 29 (1.54%) CentOS
13 26 (1.38%) Solaris
14 25 (1.33%) Ubuntu
15 24 (1.27%) Android
16 23 (1.22%) Windows Vista
17 22 (1.17%) HPUX
18 18 (0.96%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.85%) Apple iOS
20 9 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (16.99%) Migration
2 315 (16.73%) ITIL
3 106 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 90 (4.78%) Configuration Management
5 87 (4.62%) Change Management
6 76 (4.04%) Project Management
7 52 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (2.60%) Problem Management
8 49 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
9 46 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
10 44 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 44 (2.34%) Incident Management
11 43 (2.28%) Change Control
11 43 (2.28%) Load Balancing
12 39 (2.07%) PRINCE2
13 35 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
14 33 (1.75%) Service Delivery
15 31 (1.65%) CRM
16 30 (1.59%) High Availability
17 28 (1.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 380 (20.18%) SQL
2 280 (14.87%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.34%) VBScript
3 44 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 40 (2.12%) VB
5 33 (1.75%) C#
6 23 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.12%) Perl
8 20 (1.06%) Java
8 20 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 18 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 16 (0.85%) Python
11 15 (0.80%) C
12 11 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.58%) XQuery
12 11 (0.58%) Ruby
12 11 (0.58%) XPath
13 6 (0.32%) C++
14 4 (0.21%) PHP
15 2 (0.11%) RPG
Qualifications
1 239 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 223 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 195 (10.36%) MCSE
4 177 (9.40%) SC Cleared
5 89 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (4.09%) MCITP
7 72 (3.82%) CCNA
8 68 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 67 (3.56%) MCSA
10 45 (2.39%) Degree
11 42 (2.23%) MCP
12 41 (2.18%) DV Cleared
13 37 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
14 31 (1.65%) CCA
15 22 (1.17%) CCEA
16 20 (1.06%) MCTS
17 19 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.80%) CCNP
19 11 (0.58%) CCIA
20 9 (0.48%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.71%) SLA
2 32 (1.70%) QA
3 12 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) GxP
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.053%) DICOM
8 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1031 (54.75%) Active Directory
2 471 (25.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (16.41%) Hyper-V
4 186 (9.88%) XenApp
5 175 (9.29%) vSphere
6 109 (5.79%) VMware ESX
7 95 (5.05%) XenDesktop
8 88 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 40 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 26 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 26 (1.38%) XenServer
12 25 (1.33%) vCloud
13 24 (1.27%) DFS Replication
14 23 (1.22%) ISA Server
15 21 (1.12%) NFS
15 21 (1.12%) UAG
16 19 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
17 18 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 317 (16.83%) SCCM
2 142 (7.54%) SCOM
3 47 (2.50%) WSUS
4 30 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 29 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 28 (1.49%) Puppet
7 25 (1.33%) SCVMM
8 18 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
9 16 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (0.85%) SCSM
10 14 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 13 (0.69%) SCOrch
11 13 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.64%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 942 (50.03%) VMware
2 830 (44.08%) Microsoft
3 463 (24.59%) Citrix
4 317 (16.83%) Cisco
5 306 (16.25%) HP
6 160 (8.50%) NetApp
7 116 (6.16%) Dell
8 114 (6.05%) EMC
9 100 (5.31%) Oracle
10 86 (4.57%) Red Hat
11 71 (3.77%) Symantec
12 67 (3.56%) IBM
13 62 (3.29%) 3PAR
14 38 (2.02%) McAfee
15 37 (1.96%) Brocade
16 34 (1.81%) Juniper
17 33 (1.75%) Sophos
18 31 (1.65%) Remedy
19 29 (1.54%) AppSense
20 27 (1.43%) CommVault
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £110 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago