The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 78 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 46 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.77% 1.04% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.93% 4.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -3.12%
Windows Server 2012
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
515 668 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.76% 25.85% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 311 181
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 54 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.20 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Berkshire region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Berkshire region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Reading +25 20 £300 +9.09% 4
Bracknell -3 5 £450 +57.20% 2
Newbury +2 4 £218 -50.28%
Slough -9 1 £300 - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (78.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (55.06%) VMware
4 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
5 36 (40.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (38.20%) DNS
7 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
7 30 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (30.34%) Citrix
9 22 (24.72%) Linux
10 21 (23.60%) IIS
11 19 (21.35%) Cisco
12 17 (19.10%) SAN
12 17 (19.10%) Hyper-V
13 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
13 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
14 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
14 15 (16.85%) vSphere
15 14 (15.73%) Windows 7
15 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
15 14 (15.73%) NetBackup
15 14 (15.73%) Firewall
16 13 (14.61%) Change Management
16 13 (14.61%) Symantec
16 13 (14.61%) SSL
16 13 (14.61%) ITIL
17 12 (13.48%) SQL
17 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (13.48%) LAN
17 12 (13.48%) WAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 21 (23.60%) IIS
2 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
3 10 (11.24%) Apache
3 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.87%) IBM Notes
4 7 (7.87%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (7.87%) GlassFish
5 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.37%) Lync
7 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) assyst
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) IaaS
2 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (38.20%) DNS
2 17 (19.10%) SAN
3 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
4 14 (15.73%) Firewall
5 13 (14.61%) SSL
6 12 (13.48%) LAN
6 12 (13.48%) WAN
7 11 (12.36%) DHCP
8 8 (8.99%) Internet
9 5 (5.62%) FTP
9 5 (5.62%) VPN
9 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.37%) LDAP
10 3 (3.37%) HTTP
10 3 (3.37%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.25%) IPv4
11 2 (2.25%) IPv6
11 2 (2.25%) DMZ
11 2 (2.25%) Intranet
11 2 (2.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Server Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Web Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Web Support Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Web Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Support
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Web Hosting Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) Flash
1 7 (7.87%) LAMP
2 6 (6.74%) .NET
3 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 3 (3.37%) CSS
6 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 2 (2.25%) XML
6 2 (2.25%) COM+
7 1 (1.12%) OLE
7 1 (1.12%) XSL
7 1 (1.12%) LINQ
7 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) CLARiiON
2 6 (6.74%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.25%) Open Source
4 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Kindle
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (78.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (40.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (24.72%) Linux
5 14 (15.73%) Windows 7
6 11 (12.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (10.11%) UNIX
8 8 (8.99%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) ITIL
1 13 (14.61%) Change Management
2 7 (7.87%) Migration
2 7 (7.87%) Web Development
3 4 (4.49%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.37%) Time Management
4 3 (3.37%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.37%) Software Engineering
4 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
4 3 (3.37%) Service Management
4 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
4 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.48%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) Java
4 5 (5.62%) PHP
5 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.37%) C#
6 3 (3.37%) Python
7 2 (2.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) MCSE
4 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.49%) Degree
6 3 (3.37%) RHCSA
6 3 (3.37%) MCTS
6 3 (3.37%) MCITP
6 3 (3.37%) CCNA
6 3 (3.37%) HNC
6 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.25%) MCSA
7 2 (2.25%) PhD
8 1 (1.12%) CCA
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.12%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 30 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.10%) Hyper-V
4 15 (16.85%) vSphere
5 9 (10.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (8.99%) XenApp
7 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.37%) vCloud
9 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.25%) Xen
10 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.12%) Firmware
11 1 (1.12%) XenServer
11 1 (1.12%) Docker
11 1 (1.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) NetBackup
2 9 (10.11%) SCCM
3 5 (5.62%) WSUS
4 4 (4.49%) Nagios
5 3 (3.37%) SCOM
5 3 (3.37%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.25%) Puppet
6 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.12%) Netcool
7 1 (1.12%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) VMware
2 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
3 27 (30.34%) Citrix
4 19 (21.35%) Cisco
5 13 (14.61%) Symantec
6 12 (13.48%) Red Hat
7 11 (12.36%) EMC
8 10 (11.24%) HP
8 10 (11.24%) NetApp
9 7 (7.87%) Lotus
9 7 (7.87%) Adobe
10 6 (6.74%) Remedy
11 5 (5.62%) AppSense
12 4 (4.49%) Altiris
13 3 (3.37%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.37%) Dell
13 3 (3.37%) Veritas
13 3 (3.37%) BMC
14 2 (2.25%) webMethods
14 2 (2.25%) Apple