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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 173 323 586
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +263
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 719 295 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 0.56% 0.031%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 2.45% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 147 7
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 £212 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.27% +15.62%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +145 657 £325 - 328
London +106 235 £375 +3.09% 118
South East +96 152 £300 -6.25% 77
East of England +22 58 £285 -25.24% 15
South West -7 57 £325 +2.36% 32
Hampshire +36 51 £300 -20.00% 19
City of London +57 48 £375 +3.44% 41
Berkshire +38 43 £300 - 11
West Midlands +15 42 £264 -4.09% 20
North West +10 41 £275 +5.26% 22
East Midlands +24 39 £335 +48.88% 14
Scotland +9 25 £300 +4.34% 14
Gloucestershire +2 22 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +22 21 £233 -43.63% 3
Yorkshire +9 19 £275 +10.00% 20
Surrey -11 19 £288 -7.25% 15
Wales -13 19 £390 +62.50% 7
Cambridge +9 16 £233 -43.63% 1
Manchester -3 16 £240 -20.00% 16
West Yorkshire +14 15 £275 - 13
Birmingham +7 14 £300 +34.18% 4
Wiltshire +2 14 £350 +16.66% 5
South Wales -8 14 £390 +62.50% 1
Slough - 14 £300 - 3
Hertfordshire -18 13 £325 -7.14% 6
Edinburgh - 13 £300 -
Leeds +8 12 £269 - 5
Cheshire +7 12 £265 +17.77% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £230 -36.98% 10
Southampton - 12 £225 - 3

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 1406 (100.00%) Windows
2 989 (70.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 670 (47.65%) Active Directory
4 625 (44.45%) Microsoft
5 620 (44.10%) VMware
6 533 (37.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 416 (29.59%) MS Exchange
8 372 (26.46%) Citrix
9 296 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 293 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 280 (19.91%) SQL
12 277 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 274 (19.49%) DNS
14 257 (18.28%) SAN
15 256 (18.21%) SCCM
16 243 (17.28%) Windows 7
17 239 (17.00%) Hyper-V
18 224 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 213 (15.15%) DHCP
19 213 (15.15%) ITIL
20 198 (14.08%) Cisco
21 197 (14.01%) Firewall
22 188 (13.37%) Migration
23 186 (13.23%) MS Excel
24 180 (12.80%) PowerShell
25 171 (12.16%) HP
26 165 (11.74%) XenApp
27 163 (11.59%) SCOM
27 163 (11.59%) SharePoint
28 154 (10.95%) Linux

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 416 (29.59%) MS Exchange
2 293 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 163 (11.59%) SharePoint
4 152 (10.81%) IIS
5 134 (9.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 124 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 102 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 84 (5.97%) Lync
9 33 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 33 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (2.20%) Apache
11 29 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (1.35%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.85%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.78%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
19 6 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 186 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 85 (6.05%) MS Office
3 17 (1.21%) MS Project
4 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.50%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.071%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 13 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.28%) assyst
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.14%) Maximo
4 2 (0.14%) Summit
4 2 (0.14%) Agresso
4 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.071%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.071%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.071%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.071%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 88 (6.26%) Office 365
2 66 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.00%) IaaS
5 11 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.43%) SaaS
7 6 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.36%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (19.49%) DNS
2 257 (18.28%) SAN
3 213 (15.15%) DHCP
4 197 (14.01%) Firewall
5 143 (10.17%) LAN
6 138 (9.82%) TCP/IP
7 115 (8.18%) WAN
8 76 (5.41%) VPN
9 57 (4.05%) Internet
10 44 (3.13%) NetScaler
11 33 (2.35%) NAS
12 27 (1.92%) VLAN
13 26 (1.85%) VoIP
14 25 (1.78%) SSL
14 25 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (1.71%) Wireless
16 16 (1.14%) Network Security
17 14 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
17 14 (1.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 106 (7.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (5.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (3.41%) SSDT
6 39 (2.77%) MySQL
7 38 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 19 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.28%) DTS
Development Applications
1 116 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (7.40%) Visual Studio
3 62 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.20%) Artifactory
5 58 (4.13%) TeamCity
6 48 (3.41%) MSBuild
7 41 (2.92%) Maven
8 40 (2.84%) NuGet
8 40 (2.84%) Gradle
8 40 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (0.92%) JIRA
10 9 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.64%) Subversion
11 8 (0.57%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.50%) NUnit
12 7 (0.50%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.43%) MSI
14 5 (0.36%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.36%) AdminStudio
General
1 136 (9.67%) Finance
2 42 (2.99%) Banking
3 32 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.21%) Legal
4 17 (1.21%) Advertising
5 16 (1.14%) Retail
6 14 (1.00%) Law
7 13 (0.92%) Local Government
8 12 (0.85%) Marketing
9 11 (0.78%) Publishing
10 9 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.36%) Automotive
12 5 (0.36%) Military
13 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Games
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
16 1 (0.071%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 187 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 129 (9.17%) Analyst
3 123 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 114 (8.11%) Consultant
5 110 (7.82%) Administrator
6 107 (7.61%) Architect
7 105 (7.47%) Server Engineer
8 79 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 66 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
10 64 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
11 57 (4.05%) Support Analyst
12 46 (3.27%) Developer
12 46 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
13 45 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
13 45 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
14 39 (2.77%) Build Engineer
14 39 (2.77%) DBA
15 35 (2.49%) SQL DBA
15 35 (2.49%) Windows Server Engineer
16 34 (2.42%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (9.89%) .NET
2 57 (4.05%) .NET Framework
3 43 (3.06%) Web Services
4 39 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 32 (2.28%) WCF
6 23 (1.64%) WPF
7 21 (1.49%) XML
8 20 (1.42%) LINQ
9 16 (1.14%) Application Packaging
10 14 (1.00%) Middleware
11 13 (0.92%) HTML
11 13 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (0.78%) CSS
12 11 (0.78%) XSLT
13 10 (0.71%) Flash
14 8 (0.57%) REST
14 8 (0.57%) jQuery
15 7 (0.50%) X-Windows
16 6 (0.43%) ADSI
17 5 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.46%) Clustering
2 66 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 46 (3.27%) Replication
5 42 (2.99%) PKI
6 24 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.07%) iPad
9 13 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.71%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.71%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.64%) CLARiiON
11 9 (0.64%) Open Source
12 8 (0.57%) NHS
12 8 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.50%) CMDB
14 6 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.43%) GIS
15 5 (0.36%) iPhone
15 5 (0.36%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1406 (100.00%) Windows
2 989 (70.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 533 (37.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 243 (17.28%) Windows 7
5 154 (10.95%) Linux
6 121 (8.61%) Windows 8
7 106 (7.54%) Windows XP
8 69 (4.91%) UNIX
9 53 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 25 (1.78%) Windows 2000
12 16 (1.14%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.00%) AIX
14 13 (0.92%) Solaris
14 13 (0.92%) CentOS
15 12 (0.85%) SUSE
16 8 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.57%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (15.15%) ITIL
2 188 (13.37%) Migration
3 88 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 82 (5.83%) Configuration Management
5 70 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (4.77%) Project Management
7 61 (4.34%) Change Management
8 51 (3.63%) Automation Testing
9 50 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (3.34%) Automated Testing
11 45 (3.20%) Release Management
12 38 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
13 32 (2.28%) Business Continuity
14 29 (2.06%) Scrum
15 28 (1.99%) PRINCE2
16 27 (1.92%) Software Engineering
17 26 (1.85%) Incident Management
17 26 (1.85%) DevOps
18 25 (1.78%) User Acceptance Testing
19 24 (1.71%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 280 (19.91%) SQL
2 180 (12.80%) PowerShell
3 72 (5.12%) C#
4 33 (2.35%) VB
5 32 (2.28%) VBScript
6 30 (2.13%) Java
7 25 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.21%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.21%) Perl
10 14 (1.00%) C
11 9 (0.64%) Python
11 9 (0.64%) Ruby
11 9 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.50%) PHP
12 7 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.43%) C-shell
13 6 (0.43%) Korn
14 5 (0.36%) VBA
15 4 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 224 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (10.60%) MCSE
3 137 (9.74%) Security Cleared
4 86 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 66 (4.69%) MCITP
6 50 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (3.34%) MCSA
8 45 (3.20%) MCP
9 41 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (2.84%) DV Cleared
11 38 (2.70%) MCTS
12 37 (2.63%) CCNA
13 30 (2.13%) Degree
14 19 (1.35%) CCNP
15 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.78%) CCA
16 11 (0.78%) VCP5
17 6 (0.43%) MCDBA
18 5 (0.36%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.77%) SLA
2 25 (1.78%) QA
3 14 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.36%) COBIT
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 670 (47.65%) Active Directory
2 277 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (17.00%) Hyper-V
4 165 (11.74%) XenApp
5 149 (10.60%) vSphere
6 94 (6.69%) VMware ESX
7 92 (6.54%) XenDesktop
8 72 (5.12%) XenServer
9 56 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.35%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.00%) UAG
14 11 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.78%) Xen
15 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (0.57%) NFS
17 7 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 256 (18.21%) SCCM
2 163 (11.59%) SCOM
3 54 (3.84%) NetBackup
4 43 (3.06%) Backup Exec
5 30 (2.13%) WSUS
6 26 (1.85%) SCOrch
6 26 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 21 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (1.14%) HP SIM
12 14 (1.00%) SCVMM
13 12 (0.85%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.78%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.78%) SCDPM
15 9 (0.64%) Windows Intune
15 9 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 8 (0.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 625 (44.45%) Microsoft
2 620 (44.10%) VMware
3 372 (26.46%) Citrix
4 198 (14.08%) Cisco
5 171 (12.16%) HP
6 85 (6.05%) NetApp
7 79 (5.62%) Symantec
8 69 (4.91%) EMC
8 69 (4.91%) Red Hat
9 54 (3.84%) Dell
9 54 (3.84%) IBM
9 54 (3.84%) Oracle
10 50 (3.56%) Red Gate
11 38 (2.70%) McAfee
12 37 (2.63%) AppSense
13 32 (2.28%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.85%) Remedy
15 22 (1.56%) Intel
16 21 (1.49%) SolarWinds
17 20 (1.42%) 3PAR
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