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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 111 176 334
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +158
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1134 723 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.28% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.98% 5.70% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 385 139
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.16 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.02% -2.04%

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
12631 12687 12063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.31% 22.44% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7478 7239 6738
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1094 1023
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +63 1058 £330 +1.53% 378
London +67 399 £330 -12.00% 118
South East +61 274 £350 +16.66% 71
City of London +53 103 £400 +8.10% 29
Hampshire +50 90 £363 +20.83% 11
South West +34 90 £325 -1.51% 75
East of England +19 86 £419 +45.65% 14
North West -8 66 £300 +9.09% 37
Yorkshire +10 60 £270 -1.81% 32
West Midlands +21 48 £300 +9.09% 10
Oxfordshire +15 37 £319 +21.42% 9
West Yorkshire -8 36 £313 +13.63% 25
Hertfordshire +27 34 £425 +30.76% 7
Surrey +5 32 £325 +10.63% 22
Berkshire -6 32 £313 -7.06% 15
Manchester -8 30 £273 +18.47% 17
Southampton +25 28 £363 +11.53% 2
Birmingham +22 27 £300 -0.08% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 27 £335 +28.84% 5
Wiltshire +5 26 £325 -10.34% 11
West Sussex -5 23 £330 +50.00% 4
Wales -15 22 £350 -10.25% 8
Essex +7 21 £456 +23.31% 3
Scotland -7 21 £255 -27.14% 9
Watford +17 20 £425 +51.78%
Bristol +14 20 £325 -8.77% 23
North East -14 20 £400 +42.85% 4
South Wales -12 19 £350 -6.66% 8
Bradford +6 18 £355 +29.09% 5
East Midlands -24 18 £250 -23.07% 16

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2125 (100.00%) Windows
2 1454 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 1141 (53.69%) Active Directory
4 1065 (50.12%) VMware
5 944 (44.42%) Microsoft
6 814 (38.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 601 (28.28%) MS Exchange
8 534 (25.13%) Citrix
9 529 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 507 (23.86%) SQL Server
11 472 (22.21%) SQL
12 428 (20.14%) DNS
13 423 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 408 (19.20%) ITIL
15 381 (17.93%) PowerShell
16 370 (17.41%) Windows 7
17 363 (17.08%) SCCM
18 361 (16.99%) SAN
19 349 (16.42%) Cisco
20 330 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
21 315 (14.82%) Migration
22 307 (14.45%) DHCP
23 306 (14.40%) HP
24 289 (13.60%) vSphere
25 279 (13.13%) Linux
26 270 (12.71%) Firewall
27 265 (12.47%) Hyper-V
28 262 (12.33%) IIS
29 260 (12.24%) XenApp
30 257 (12.09%) MCSE

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 601 (28.28%) MS Exchange
2 423 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 262 (12.33%) IIS
4 224 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 187 (8.80%) SharePoint
6 175 (8.24%) Lync
7 150 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 94 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 36 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
10 34 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.99%) JBoss
14 19 (0.89%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.80%) Apache
16 13 (0.61%) WorkSite
17 11 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
18 10 (0.47%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.47%) SAS
19 9 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 249 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 185 (8.71%) MS Office
3 8 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.19%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 17 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.24%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Agresso
5 2 (0.094%) Endur
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.094%) assyst
5 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.047%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 158 (7.44%) Office 365
2 94 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.61%) IaaS
5 10 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.42%) SaaS
7 6 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.19%) PaaS
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
10 3 (0.14%) Yammer
10 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.094%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 428 (20.14%) DNS
2 361 (16.99%) SAN
3 307 (14.45%) DHCP
4 270 (12.71%) Firewall
5 211 (9.93%) LAN
6 203 (9.55%) TCP/IP
7 202 (9.51%) WAN
8 105 (4.94%) VPN
9 84 (3.95%) VLAN
10 73 (3.44%) NAS
11 60 (2.82%) Wireless
12 59 (2.78%) Internet
13 45 (2.12%) VoIP
14 42 (1.98%) LDAP
15 41 (1.93%) Network Security
16 37 (1.74%) NetScaler
17 32 (1.51%) IPv4
18 29 (1.36%) MPLS
18 29 (1.36%) iSCSI
19 28 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 150 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 121 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.85%) MySQL
12 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.42%) OLAP
16 9 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
17 8 (0.38%) WhereScape RED
17 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 22 (1.04%) MSBuild
5 21 (0.99%) Hudson
6 19 (0.89%) Artifactory
7 13 (0.61%) Subversion
8 12 (0.56%) JIRA
8 12 (0.56%) MSI
9 11 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.47%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.28%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.19%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.14%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
15 2 (0.094%) Rational DOORS
15 2 (0.094%) Moq
General
1 249 (11.72%) Finance
2 48 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 34 (1.60%) Law
3 34 (1.60%) Banking
4 32 (1.51%) Legal
5 27 (1.27%) Retail
5 27 (1.27%) Back Office
6 21 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 17 (0.80%) Marketing
8 16 (0.75%) Advertising
9 14 (0.66%) Military
10 10 (0.47%) Publishing
10 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.47%) Online Betting
11 8 (0.38%) Local Government
11 8 (0.38%) French Language
12 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.33%) Automotive
13 6 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 311 (14.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 230 (10.82%) Analyst
3 197 (9.27%) Support Engineer
4 173 (8.14%) Server Engineer
5 167 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 163 (7.67%) Administrator
7 137 (6.45%) Consultant
8 121 (5.69%) Architect
9 111 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 99 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
11 94 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
12 82 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
13 72 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 68 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
15 61 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 60 (2.82%) DBA
16 60 (2.82%) Desktop Support
17 58 (2.73%) Developer
18 57 (2.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (8.00%) .NET
2 55 (2.59%) ASP.NET
3 44 (2.07%) Web Services
4 38 (1.79%) Application Packaging
5 33 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 33 (1.55%) XML
5 33 (1.55%) HTML
6 24 (1.13%) CSS
7 22 (1.04%) Middleware
8 19 (0.89%) jQuery
9 13 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (0.47%) SOAP
11 9 (0.42%) WCF
12 8 (0.38%) HTML5
12 8 (0.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 7 (0.33%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (0.33%) Ajax
13 7 (0.33%) JSON
14 6 (0.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 212 (9.98%) Data Centre
2 159 (7.48%) Clustering
3 71 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.16%) Replication
5 45 (2.12%) Blackberry
6 39 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 32 (1.51%) PKI
8 28 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 28 (1.32%) Fat Client
9 27 (1.27%) EqualLogic
10 25 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.08%) HP Storage
12 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (0.80%) NHS
15 16 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.71%) Visualisation
16 15 (0.71%) User Experience
17 14 (0.66%) iPhone
18 11 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2125 (100.00%) Windows
2 1454 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 814 (38.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 370 (17.41%) Windows 7
5 279 (13.13%) Linux
6 161 (7.58%) Windows 8
7 110 (5.18%) Windows XP
8 82 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (3.72%) UNIX
10 51 (2.40%) Solaris
11 46 (2.16%) Android
12 44 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 35 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 30 (1.41%) CentOS
15 27 (1.27%) Windows 2000
16 20 (0.94%) SUSE
17 15 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.66%) HPUX
18 14 (0.66%) Windows Vista
19 12 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.20%) ITIL
2 315 (14.82%) Migration
3 119 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 95 (4.47%) Project Management
5 94 (4.42%) Change Management
6 86 (4.05%) Server Building
7 67 (3.15%) DevOps
8 62 (2.92%) Load Balancing
9 61 (2.87%) Configuration Management
10 58 (2.73%) Incident Management
11 54 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
12 53 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
13 52 (2.45%) Problem Management
14 51 (2.40%) Service Delivery
15 49 (2.31%) Change Control
16 44 (2.07%) PRINCE2
16 44 (2.07%) Performance Monitoring
17 39 (1.84%) Business Intelligence
18 36 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 472 (22.21%) SQL
2 381 (17.93%) PowerShell
3 73 (3.44%) JavaScript
4 61 (2.87%) VB
5 50 (2.35%) C#
6 45 (2.12%) T-SQL
6 45 (2.12%) VBScript
7 36 (1.69%) Perl
8 30 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.22%) Java
9 26 (1.22%) Python
10 25 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 17 (0.80%) Jython
12 17 (0.80%) C
13 11 (0.52%) VBA
14 9 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.42%) Ruby
15 6 (0.28%) PHP
16 5 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 330 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 257 (12.09%) MCSE
3 206 (9.69%) Security Cleared
4 140 (6.59%) SC Cleared
5 119 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 96 (4.52%) CCNA
7 88 (4.14%) MCSA
8 83 (3.91%) MCITP
9 56 (2.64%) Degree
10 43 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 36 (1.69%) MCP
12 35 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.51%) CCNP
14 26 (1.22%) MCTS
15 21 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.71%) VCP4
16 15 (0.71%) VCP5
17 13 (0.61%) CCEE
18 9 (0.42%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.78%) SLA
2 35 (1.65%) QA
3 28 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.094%) TickIT
6 2 (0.094%) GxP
6 2 (0.094%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.047%) DICOM
System Software
1 1141 (53.69%) Active Directory
2 529 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (13.60%) vSphere
4 265 (12.47%) Hyper-V
5 260 (12.24%) XenApp
6 129 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
7 121 (5.69%) VMware ESX
8 85 (4.00%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (2.45%) Terminal Services
11 46 (2.16%) XenServer
12 36 (1.69%) VMware Server
13 31 (1.46%) DFS Replication
14 20 (0.94%) vCloud
14 20 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 19 (0.89%) ISA Server
15 19 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
16 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 16 (0.75%) NFS
18 15 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 363 (17.08%) SCCM
2 157 (7.39%) SCOM
3 58 (2.73%) WSUS
4 46 (2.16%) Puppet
5 37 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 32 (1.51%) NetBackup
7 30 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 25 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 25 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (0.94%) SCOrch
9 20 (0.94%) Nagios
10 19 (0.89%) SCVMM
10 19 (0.89%) SCSM
10 19 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
11 18 (0.85%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.80%) AirWatch
13 15 (0.71%) vMotion
13 15 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1065 (50.12%) VMware
2 944 (44.42%) Microsoft
3 534 (25.13%) Citrix
4 349 (16.42%) Cisco
5 306 (14.40%) HP
6 178 (8.38%) NetApp
7 148 (6.96%) Oracle
8 139 (6.54%) Dell
9 112 (5.27%) EMC
10 95 (4.47%) Red Hat
11 91 (4.28%) Symantec
12 78 (3.67%) IBM
13 56 (2.64%) 3PAR
14 43 (2.02%) SolarWinds
15 37 (1.74%) Veeam
15 37 (1.74%) Intel
16 35 (1.65%) Juniper
17 33 (1.55%) Veritas
18 27 (1.27%) Apple
19 26 (1.22%) CommVault
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago