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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 66 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 57 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.28% 0.73% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.75% 2.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £18.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+858.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.35% +1.25%
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
530 680 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.17% 25.97% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 324 203
Average daily rate £325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +23.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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
Reading +18 14 £288 -11.53% 8
Slough +3 12 £300 - 1
Bracknell +2 10 £300 -
Maidenhead - 5 £338 - 1
Newbury - 3 - -
Wokingham - 1 £225 -
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (61.46%) VMware
4 52 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 40 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 39 (40.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (37.50%) Citrix
8 35 (36.46%) DNS
9 26 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
10 22 (22.92%) vSphere
10 22 (22.92%) Cisco
10 22 (22.92%) Linux
11 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
12 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 17 (17.71%) IIS
13 17 (17.71%) ITIL
13 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
14 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 16 (16.67%) SAN
15 15 (15.63%) Firewall
16 14 (14.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (13.54%) Change Management
17 13 (13.54%) Symantec
17 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (13.54%) XenDesktop
17 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
17 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
17 13 (13.54%) NetBackup
18 12 (12.50%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.71%) IIS
3 10 (10.42%) Apache
3 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.29%) GlassFish
4 7 (7.29%) IBM Notes
4 7 (7.29%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.04%) Lync
9 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) assyst
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Office 365
2 4 (4.17%) IaaS
2 4 (4.17%) SaaS
2 4 (4.17%) PaaS
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.46%) DNS
2 16 (16.67%) SAN
3 15 (15.63%) Firewall
4 12 (12.50%) SSL
4 12 (12.50%) DHCP
5 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.42%) LAN
6 10 (10.42%) WAN
7 8 (8.33%) Internet
8 5 (5.21%) NetScaler
9 4 (4.17%) FTP
10 3 (3.13%) HTTP
10 3 (3.13%) VPN
10 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.08%) IPv4
11 2 (2.08%) IPv6
11 2 (2.08%) DMZ
11 2 (2.08%) Intranet
11 2 (2.08%) LDAP
12 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) MySQL
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Billing
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (7.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.25%) Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Web Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Web Support Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Web Hosting Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Web Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) Flash
2 6 (6.25%) LAMP
3 5 (5.21%) .NET
3 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.13%) CSS
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) COM+
6 1 (1.04%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) CLARiiON
2 6 (6.25%) Clustering
3 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Open Source
4 2 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (40.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (22.92%) Linux
5 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 10 (10.42%) UNIX
8 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Change Management
3 11 (11.46%) Migration
4 7 (7.29%) Web Development
5 6 (6.25%) Service Management
6 5 (5.21%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.13%) High Availability
8 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.13%) Information Security
8 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.08%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.08%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.42%) Java
3 8 (8.33%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) PHP
5 3 (3.13%) C#
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) Perl
5 3 (3.13%) Python
5 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.25%) MCTS
3 6 (6.25%) MCITP
4 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) MCSE
5 4 (4.17%) Degree
6 2 (2.08%) MCSA
6 2 (2.08%) PhD
6 2 (2.08%) CCNA
6 2 (2.08%) HNC
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCA
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.04%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 26 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
3 22 (22.92%) vSphere
4 14 (14.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (13.54%) XenDesktop
6 10 (10.42%) XenApp
7 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.08%) vCloud
9 2 (2.08%) Xen
10 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.04%) Docker
10 1 (1.04%) LXC
10 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) NetBackup
2 10 (10.42%) WSUS
3 9 (9.38%) SCCM
4 3 (3.13%) Nagios
4 3 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.08%) SCOM
5 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.08%) Puppet
6 1 (1.04%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (61.46%) VMware
2 40 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (37.50%) Citrix
4 22 (22.92%) Cisco
5 13 (13.54%) Symantec
6 11 (11.46%) EMC
6 11 (11.46%) AppSense
7 10 (10.42%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.33%) NetApp
8 8 (8.33%) HP
9 7 (7.29%) Adobe
9 7 (7.29%) Lotus
9 7 (7.29%) Lumension
10 5 (5.21%) Remedy
11 3 (3.13%) BMC
11 3 (3.13%) Altiris
12 2 (2.08%) webMethods
12 2 (2.08%) Dell
12 2 (2.08%) McAfee
12 2 (2.08%) Apple
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