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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 169 317 589
Rank change year-on-year
+148 +272
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 706 280 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 0.53% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.66% 2.35% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 145 5
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £305 £280
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 0
Average hourly rate £21.80 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -

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
12481 11916 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.40% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7122 6626 6240
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1001 1214
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +159 626 £325 - 273
London +127 238 £375 +1.35% 84
South East +66 129 £313 -3.84% 52
East of England +33 68 £255 -27.14% 16
City of London +62 52 £365 -1.35% 27
South West +3 49 £328 +3.14% 26
North West +20 44 £275 -11.29% 25
East Midlands +34 40 £325 +44.44% 10
Berkshire +35 37 £331 +89.28% 12
Cambridgeshire +23 33 £233 - 2
Wales +1 29 £433 +73.00% 5
Hampshire +6 28 £313 -16.66% 9
West Midlands +4 28 £300 +81.81% 22
Yorkshire +8 21 £275 -2.65% 30
South Wales -2 21 £390 +56.00% 5
Surrey -6 20 £300 -6.25% 8
Scotland -4 18 £331 +10.41% 16
Cambridge +2 16 £216 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 15 £275 -12.69% 20
Manchester -1 15 £230 -26.40% 16
Cheshire +8 14 £283 - 3
Gloucestershire -12 14 £300 - 1
West Sussex +15 13 £220 -57.05% 2
Leeds +12 13 £269 -14.68% 14
Hertfordshire -8 13 £350 - 10
Kent -1 12 £400 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire -4 12 £363 +20.83% 2
Cardiff -7 11 £375 +50.00% 4
Reading +19 10 £400 +128.57% 3
Birmingham +6 10 £300 +87.65% 5

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1301 (100.00%) Windows
2 919 (70.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 634 (48.73%) Active Directory
4 586 (45.04%) Microsoft
5 582 (44.73%) VMware
6 471 (36.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 388 (29.82%) MS Exchange
8 354 (27.21%) Citrix
9 281 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 261 (20.06%) SQL
11 257 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 254 (19.52%) SQL Server
13 247 (18.99%) SCCM
14 240 (18.45%) SAN
15 232 (17.83%) DNS
15 232 (17.83%) Hyper-V
16 224 (17.22%) Windows 7
17 208 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 201 (15.45%) ITIL
19 199 (15.30%) Cisco
20 184 (14.14%) DHCP
21 183 (14.07%) Firewall
22 179 (13.76%) PowerShell
23 175 (13.45%) MS Excel
24 163 (12.53%) HP
25 159 (12.22%) XenApp
26 154 (11.84%) Migration
27 147 (11.30%) SCOM
28 144 (11.07%) vSphere
29 143 (10.99%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 388 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 281 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (10.99%) SharePoint
4 125 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 124 (9.53%) IIS
6 99 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 91 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 74 (5.69%) Lync
9 31 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 28 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 24 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (1.46%) Apache
13 14 (1.08%) Tomcat
14 13 (1.00%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
16 10 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 175 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.30%) MS Office
3 17 (1.31%) MS Project
4 12 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.69%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.077%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.077%) CATIA
7 1 (0.077%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.077%) Maximo
5 1 (0.077%) Summit
5 1 (0.077%) Minerva
5 1 (0.077%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.077%) assyst
5 1 (0.077%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.077%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.23%) Office 365
2 63 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.92%) IaaS
5 11 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.38%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (18.45%) SAN
2 232 (17.83%) DNS
3 184 (14.14%) DHCP
4 183 (14.07%) Firewall
5 138 (10.61%) LAN
6 105 (8.07%) WAN
7 101 (7.76%) TCP/IP
8 67 (5.15%) VPN
9 51 (3.92%) Internet
10 39 (3.00%) NetScaler
11 28 (2.15%) NAS
12 26 (2.00%) Wireless
12 26 (2.00%) VoIP
13 22 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (1.69%) VLAN
14 18 (1.38%) SSL
15 17 (1.31%) Network Security
16 14 (1.08%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (3.61%) SSDT
6 32 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.46%) MySQL
7 29 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.31%) DTS
14 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 120 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 62 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.53%) Artifactory
5 56 (4.30%) TeamCity
6 48 (3.69%) MSBuild
7 41 (3.15%) Maven
8 40 (3.07%) NuGet
8 40 (3.07%) Gradle
8 40 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.92%) JIRA
10 9 (0.69%) Subversion
11 8 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.54%) MSI
12 7 (0.54%) NUnit
12 7 (0.54%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.46%) InstallShield
13 6 (0.46%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 130 (9.99%) Finance
2 39 (3.00%) Banking
3 29 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.38%) Retail
5 16 (1.23%) Legal
6 14 (1.08%) Law
7 13 (1.00%) Advertising
8 11 (0.85%) Publishing
9 10 (0.77%) Local Government
10 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.54%) Marketing
12 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
13 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Front Office
14 2 (0.15%) Games
14 2 (0.15%) Military
15 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.077%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 179 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 119 (9.15%) Support Engineer
3 117 (8.99%) Consultant
4 113 (8.69%) Analyst
5 102 (7.84%) Administrator
6 94 (7.23%) Architect
7 86 (6.61%) Server Engineer
8 71 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
9 62 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
10 57 (4.38%) Wintel Engineer
11 46 (3.54%) Support Analyst
12 45 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
13 44 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
14 43 (3.31%) Developer
15 39 (3.00%) Build Engineer
16 34 (2.61%) Release Engineer
16 34 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
16 34 (2.61%) Build and Release Engineer
17 33 (2.54%) DBA
18 32 (2.46%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (10.38%) .NET
2 56 (4.30%) .NET Framework
3 41 (3.15%) Web Services
4 38 (2.92%) ASP.NET
5 32 (2.46%) WCF
6 23 (1.77%) WPF
7 21 (1.61%) LINQ
8 16 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (1.08%) XML
10 13 (1.00%) Application Packaging
11 11 (0.85%) Middleware
12 10 (0.77%) XSLT
13 9 (0.69%) HTML
13 9 (0.69%) jQuery
14 8 (0.61%) REST
15 7 (0.54%) CSS
16 6 (0.46%) ADSI
17 5 (0.38%) JSP
17 5 (0.38%) X-Windows
18 4 (0.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.53%) Clustering
2 57 (4.38%) Blackberry
3 41 (3.15%) PKI
4 37 (2.84%) Replication
5 20 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 18 (1.38%) iPad
7 14 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 10 (0.77%) Fat Client
8 10 (0.77%) NHS
8 10 (0.77%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.54%) Open Source
10 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.46%) iPhone
11 5 (0.38%) FMCG
11 5 (0.38%) GIS
12 4 (0.31%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.31%) CMDB
13 3 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.23%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1301 (100.00%) Windows
2 919 (70.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 471 (36.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 224 (17.22%) Windows 7
5 124 (9.53%) Linux
6 116 (8.92%) Windows 8
7 109 (8.38%) Windows XP
8 51 (3.92%) UNIX
9 46 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
11 20 (1.54%) Windows 2000
12 17 (1.31%) Windows Vista
13 11 (0.85%) CentOS
13 11 (0.85%) AIX
14 10 (0.77%) SUSE
14 10 (0.77%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.69%) Solaris
16 6 (0.46%) Debian
17 5 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (15.45%) ITIL
2 154 (11.84%) Migration
3 73 (5.61%) Configuration Management
4 66 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 61 (4.69%) Project Management
6 51 (3.92%) Automation Testing
7 49 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (3.69%) Automated Testing
9 46 (3.54%) Release Management
10 41 (3.15%) Change Management
11 36 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
12 32 (2.46%) Scrum
13 31 (2.38%) PRINCE2
14 28 (2.15%) Business Continuity
14 28 (2.15%) Data Protection
15 26 (2.00%) Software Engineering
15 26 (2.00%) Incident Management
16 25 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (1.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 261 (20.06%) SQL
2 179 (13.76%) PowerShell
3 66 (5.07%) C#
4 28 (2.15%) VB
5 27 (2.08%) VBScript
6 20 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 20 (1.54%) Java
7 17 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.23%) C
9 15 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.08%) Perl
11 12 (0.92%) Python
12 11 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.85%) Ruby
13 7 (0.54%) PHP
14 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.31%) Korn
15 4 (0.31%) C-shell
16 3 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.15%) Jython
Qualifications
1 208 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (10.99%) MCSE
3 108 (8.30%) Security Cleared
4 70 (5.38%) MCITP
5 67 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 57 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 50 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (3.54%) MCP
8 46 (3.54%) CCNA
9 45 (3.46%) MCSA
10 43 (3.31%) MCTS
11 35 (2.69%) DV Cleared
12 30 (2.31%) Degree
13 23 (1.77%) CCNP
14 20 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.38%) CCA
16 14 (1.08%) VCP5
17 10 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
18 6 (0.46%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.46%) SLA
2 27 (2.08%) QA
3 13 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.38%) COBIT
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 634 (48.73%) Active Directory
2 257 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (17.83%) Hyper-V
4 159 (12.22%) XenApp
5 144 (11.07%) vSphere
6 91 (6.99%) XenDesktop
7 81 (6.23%) VMware ESX
8 66 (5.07%) XenServer
9 60 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
10 45 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 15 (1.15%) UAG
12 13 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.85%) Xen
14 9 (0.69%) vCloud
15 8 (0.61%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.61%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.54%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 247 (18.99%) SCCM
2 147 (11.30%) SCOM
3 37 (2.84%) Backup Exec
4 33 (2.54%) NetBackup
5 25 (1.92%) WSUS
6 22 (1.69%) SCVMM
7 21 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 20 (1.54%) SCOrch
9 19 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.38%) SCDPM
11 17 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 14 (1.08%) HP SIM
13 12 (0.92%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (0.61%) Windows Intune
16 7 (0.54%) ARCserve
17 6 (0.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 586 (45.04%) Microsoft
2 582 (44.73%) VMware
3 354 (27.21%) Citrix
4 199 (15.30%) Cisco
5 163 (12.53%) HP
6 77 (5.92%) NetApp
7 59 (4.53%) Red Hat
8 56 (4.30%) EMC
8 56 (4.30%) Symantec
9 50 (3.84%) Red Gate
10 47 (3.61%) Oracle
11 45 (3.46%) Dell
12 44 (3.38%) IBM
13 37 (2.84%) AppSense
14 30 (2.31%) McAfee
15 28 (2.15%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.54%) Cyber-Ark
17 19 (1.46%) F5
17 19 (1.46%) Apple
18 18 (1.38%) Remedy
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