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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 135 266 479
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +213
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 819 344 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 0.71% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 3.14% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 179 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £432 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +3.12%

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
11474 10943 10136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.48% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6045 5373
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 997 1106
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +127 765 £325 -7.14% 367
London +133 315 £363 -3.01% 138
South East +49 177 £313 - 70
North West +39 61 £351 +16.83% 30
East of England +34 60 £313 -7.40% 26
Hampshire +24 57 £300 - 21
City of London +37 55 £365 -4.57% 39
West Midlands +41 47 £363 -9.37% 18
Scotland +13 35 £342 +24.18% 12
South West -24 35 £300 +27.65% 36
Berkshire +2 34 £338 +22.72% 16
Yorkshire +11 31 £275 -8.33% 25
Manchester +15 29 £363 +20.91% 20
Buckinghamshire +12 29 £263 -19.23% 5
Surrey +11 27 £395 +12.85% 6
East Midlands +28 25 £300 -9.09% 18
Hertfordshire +20 23 £438 +25.00% 13
Milton Keynes +18 21 £270 - 5
Merseyside +12 21 £294 +30.55% 2
West Yorkshire +1 19 £295 -7.81% 19
Edinburgh +7 17 £250 -16.66% 3
Glasgow - 16 £438 - 4
Essex +12 15 £325 - 4
Havant +8 15 £275 -29.48% 1
Birmingham +9 14 £400 - 2
North East - 14 £255 - 2
Watford +16 13 £425 +209.09% 1
Reading +8 12 £400 +45.45% 7
Leeds 0 12 £311 +4.62% 11
Liverpool - 12 £400 - 2

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1569 (100.00%) Windows
2 1149 (73.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 809 (51.56%) Active Directory
4 764 (48.69%) VMware
5 752 (47.93%) Microsoft
6 720 (45.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 477 (30.40%) MS Exchange
8 408 (26.00%) Citrix
8 408 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 333 (21.22%) DNS
10 305 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 300 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 288 (18.36%) SAN
13 281 (17.91%) SQL
14 270 (17.21%) Hyper-V
15 267 (17.02%) Windows 7
16 263 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
17 260 (16.57%) Migration
18 252 (16.06%) ITIL
19 244 (15.55%) SCCM
20 242 (15.42%) DHCP
21 240 (15.30%) HP
22 239 (15.23%) Firewall
23 235 (14.98%) Cisco
24 230 (14.66%) PowerShell
25 214 (13.64%) MS Excel
26 213 (13.58%) Linux
27 205 (13.07%) MCSE
28 199 (12.68%) IIS
29 197 (12.56%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 477 (30.40%) MS Exchange
2 300 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 199 (12.68%) IIS
4 178 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 175 (11.15%) SharePoint
6 148 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 134 (8.54%) Lync
8 100 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 53 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (2.55%) Apache
11 38 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.59%) IBM Notes
12 25 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.53%) Tomcat
14 20 (1.27%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
17 13 (0.83%) JBoss
17 13 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 214 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 123 (7.84%) MS Office
3 13 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.70%) MS Project
5 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.064%) CATIA
7 1 (0.064%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 11 (0.70%) assyst
1 11 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.51%) Agresso
4 7 (0.45%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.25%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.064%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.064%) Summit
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.95%) Office 365
2 75 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.96%) IaaS
5 13 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.57%) SaaS
7 6 (0.38%) PaaS
8 5 (0.32%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 333 (21.22%) DNS
2 288 (18.36%) SAN
3 242 (15.42%) DHCP
4 239 (15.23%) Firewall
5 191 (12.17%) TCP/IP
6 183 (11.66%) LAN
7 156 (9.94%) WAN
8 98 (6.25%) VPN
9 75 (4.78%) NAS
10 65 (4.14%) VLAN
10 65 (4.14%) Internet
11 53 (3.38%) VoIP
11 53 (3.38%) NetScaler
12 45 (2.87%) SSL
13 40 (2.55%) MPLS
14 33 (2.10%) iSCSI
15 31 (1.98%) Wireless
16 28 (1.78%) HTTP
17 25 (1.59%) LDAP
18 24 (1.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.72%) MySQL
7 25 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.38%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (0.25%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (1.91%) Visual Studio
2 26 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.89%) MSI
4 7 (0.45%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.25%) JIRA
7 4 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.13%) Subversion
10 1 (0.064%) Maven
10 1 (0.064%) JUnit
10 1 (0.064%) Selenium
10 1 (0.064%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.064%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.064%) Toad
10 1 (0.064%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.064%) Log4j
10 1 (0.064%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.064%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 197 (12.56%) Finance
2 56 (3.57%) Banking
3 39 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.59%) Legal
5 15 (0.96%) Retail
6 14 (0.89%) Advertising
7 13 (0.83%) Marketing
8 12 (0.76%) Local Government
8 12 (0.76%) Back Office
9 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.57%) Publishing
11 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.45%) Games
13 6 (0.38%) Automotive
14 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.25%) Law
16 3 (0.19%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 224 (14.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 165 (10.52%) Analyst
3 156 (9.94%) Support Engineer
4 142 (9.05%) Consultant
5 141 (8.99%) Server Engineer
6 131 (8.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 111 (7.07%) Administrator
8 90 (5.74%) Wintel Engineer
9 80 (5.10%) Support Analyst
9 80 (5.10%) Architect
10 68 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
11 65 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
12 50 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 48 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
14 43 (2.74%) IT Support
15 42 (2.68%) Server Support
15 42 (2.68%) Desktop Support
16 35 (2.23%) Developer
16 35 (2.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 32 (2.04%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.53%) .NET
2 38 (2.42%) Web Services
3 28 (1.78%) XML
3 28 (1.78%) ASP.NET
4 24 (1.53%) HTML
5 23 (1.47%) Application Packaging
6 20 (1.27%) REST
7 15 (0.96%) MSMQ
8 13 (0.83%) Middleware
8 13 (0.83%) WCF
9 11 (0.70%) .NET Framework
10 10 (0.64%) CSS
11 9 (0.57%) Flash
12 8 (0.51%) SOAP
12 8 (0.51%) LAMP
13 7 (0.45%) JSP
14 5 (0.32%) jQuery
15 4 (0.25%) HTML5
15 4 (0.25%) Ajax
15 4 (0.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.58%) Clustering
2 71 (4.53%) Blackberry
3 64 (4.08%) Replication
4 62 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.72%) PKI
6 23 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 15 (0.96%) CLARiiON
7 15 (0.96%) Open Source
8 13 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 13 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 12 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (0.70%) CMDB
10 11 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 10 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (0.64%) FMCG
11 10 (0.64%) iPhone
11 10 (0.64%) NHS
12 9 (0.57%) IVR
12 9 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1569 (100.00%) Windows
2 1149 (73.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 720 (45.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 267 (17.02%) Windows 7
5 213 (13.58%) Linux
6 130 (8.29%) Windows XP
7 116 (7.39%) Windows 8
8 79 (5.04%) UNIX
9 67 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 32 (2.04%) Windows 2000
12 27 (1.72%) Solaris
13 19 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.15%) CentOS
14 18 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.08%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.70%) VMS
17 10 (0.64%) SUSE
18 9 (0.57%) Android
19 7 (0.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (16.57%) Migration
2 252 (16.06%) ITIL
3 110 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 91 (5.80%) Change Management
5 74 (4.72%) Configuration Management
6 64 (4.08%) Project Management
7 45 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 38 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (2.42%) Load Balancing
10 35 (2.23%) Incident Management
11 33 (2.10%) Change Control
12 30 (1.91%) Business Continuity
12 30 (1.91%) Kalman Filter
13 29 (1.85%) Service Delivery
13 29 (1.85%) Problem Management
14 28 (1.78%) PRINCE2
15 27 (1.72%) Asset Management
15 27 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
16 26 (1.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (17.91%) SQL
2 230 (14.66%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.80%) VBScript
4 38 (2.42%) C#
5 35 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 28 (1.78%) VB
7 26 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.47%) Java
9 15 (0.96%) Perl
10 13 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.76%) XQuery
11 12 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.70%) XPath
13 9 (0.57%) Python
13 9 (0.57%) C
14 8 (0.51%) Ruby
15 7 (0.45%) PHP
16 6 (0.38%) VBA
17 4 (0.25%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 263 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (13.07%) MCSE
3 168 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 120 (7.65%) SC Cleared
5 66 (4.21%) MCITP
6 63 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (3.70%) CCNA
8 53 (3.38%) MCSA
9 50 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 46 (2.93%) MCP
11 36 (2.29%) DV Cleared
12 35 (2.23%) Degree
12 35 (2.23%) MCTS
13 24 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (1.47%) CCA
15 19 (1.21%) CCEA
16 17 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.02%) CCNP
18 11 (0.70%) RHCSA
19 7 (0.45%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.57%) SLA
2 16 (1.02%) QA
3 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.32%) COBIT
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.064%) DICOM
System Software
1 809 (51.56%) Active Directory
2 408 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (17.21%) Hyper-V
4 170 (10.83%) vSphere
5 160 (10.20%) XenApp
6 101 (6.44%) VMware ESX
7 82 (5.23%) XenDesktop
8 51 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (2.87%) XenServer
11 36 (2.29%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.66%) vCloud
13 25 (1.59%) ISA Server
14 23 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 20 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (1.08%) NFS
17 15 (0.96%) UAG
18 14 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
19 13 (0.83%) DFS Replication
19 13 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 244 (15.55%) SCCM
2 163 (10.39%) SCOM
3 74 (4.72%) NetBackup
4 34 (2.17%) WSUS
5 32 (2.04%) SCOrch
6 29 (1.85%) Backup Exec
7 22 (1.40%) SCVMM
8 21 (1.34%) Puppet
9 16 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (0.83%) HP SIM
11 13 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.76%) BladeLogic
13 11 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 764 (48.69%) VMware
2 752 (47.93%) Microsoft
3 408 (26.00%) Citrix
4 240 (15.30%) HP
5 235 (14.98%) Cisco
6 118 (7.52%) NetApp
7 98 (6.25%) Dell
8 88 (5.61%) Symantec
9 87 (5.54%) EMC
10 84 (5.35%) Red Hat
11 77 (4.91%) IBM
12 55 (3.51%) Oracle
13 40 (2.55%) McAfee
14 37 (2.36%) 3PAR
15 36 (2.29%) Remedy
16 33 (2.10%) Veeam
17 32 (2.04%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.85%) Altiris
19 28 (1.78%) Lotus
20 26 (1.66%) Juniper
London
Conspicuous
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates - 3 Month +
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AB Recruit
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £110 - £140 per day + neg for right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Westek Recruitment
Rate: £16 - £17 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £100 - 200 per year
Posted: 6 days ago