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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 94 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 33 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 1.08% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.42% 4.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -19.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 0
Average hourly rate £15.08 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +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
514 615 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.43% 23.64% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 273 167
Average daily rate £338 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 11 £381 +38.63% 7
Bracknell -2 9 £313 +9.17% 1
Newbury +3 4 £300 -31.42% 3
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (72.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (59.78%) VMware
4 53 (57.61%) Active Directory
5 40 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 34 (36.96%) DNS
8 33 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (25.00%) IIS
10 22 (23.91%) Citrix
11 21 (22.83%) Cisco
11 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
12 20 (21.74%) Linux
13 18 (19.57%) SAN
13 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
13 18 (19.57%) vSphere
14 17 (18.48%) Hyper-V
15 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
16 15 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (15.22%) NetBackup
18 13 (14.13%) Change Management
18 13 (14.13%) ITIL
18 13 (14.13%) HP
18 13 (14.13%) DHCP
18 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
19 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
19 12 (13.04%) SQL
19 12 (13.04%) Firewall
19 12 (13.04%) Red Hat
20 11 (11.96%) EMC

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (25.00%) IIS
2 21 (22.83%) MS Exchange
3 15 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (8.70%) Apache
6 7 (7.61%) IBM Notes
6 7 (7.61%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (7.61%) GlassFish
7 5 (5.43%) Lync
8 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (2.17%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Office 365
2 4 (4.35%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) PaaS
2 4 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.96%) DNS
2 18 (19.57%) SAN
2 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.13%) DHCP
4 12 (13.04%) Firewall
5 11 (11.96%) LAN
5 11 (11.96%) WAN
5 11 (11.96%) SSL
6 8 (8.70%) Internet
7 5 (5.43%) VPN
7 5 (5.43%) FTP
8 4 (4.35%) MPLS
9 3 (3.26%) LDAP
9 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
9 3 (3.26%) HTTP
9 3 (3.26%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.17%) SSH
10 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.17%) IPsec
10 2 (2.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Server Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Web Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Server Support
7 5 (5.43%) Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Web Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Server Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Linux Support
8 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Web Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) .NET
2 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.61%) Flash
3 7 (7.61%) LAMP
4 4 (4.35%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.26%) HTML
5 3 (3.26%) COM+
5 3 (3.26%) CSS
6 1 (1.09%) XSL
6 1 (1.09%) SOAP
6 1 (1.09%) WSDL
6 1 (1.09%) LINQ
6 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) CLARiiON
2 5 (5.43%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.17%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.17%) Open Source
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.09%) Kindle
5 1 (1.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (72.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (21.74%) Linux
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.78%) UNIX
8 7 (7.61%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) Change Management
1 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 11 (11.96%) Migration
3 7 (7.61%) Web Development
4 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.26%) Service Management
5 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.26%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.26%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.26%) Operations Management
5 3 (3.26%) Time Management
5 3 (3.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.17%) Workflow
6 2 (2.17%) Investment Management
6 2 (2.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 12 (13.04%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) Java
3 5 (5.43%) PHP
4 4 (4.35%) Perl
5 3 (3.26%) Python
5 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) VBScript
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) MCSE
4 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) Degree
5 3 (3.26%) HNC
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) MCTS
5 3 (3.26%) MCITP
5 3 (3.26%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.17%) PhD
6 2 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) CCA
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.09%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (57.61%) Active Directory
2 33 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.57%) vSphere
4 17 (18.48%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.61%) XenApp
7 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (5.43%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.26%) vCloud
10 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.09%) Firmware
11 1 (1.09%) Docker
11 1 (1.09%) XenServer
11 1 (1.09%) Xen
11 1 (1.09%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) NetBackup
2 9 (9.78%) SCCM
3 6 (6.52%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (4.35%) Nagios
5 3 (3.26%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.26%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) Puppet
7 1 (1.09%) MOM
7 1 (1.09%) Netcool
7 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.09%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 55 (59.78%) VMware
2 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 22 (23.91%) Citrix
4 21 (22.83%) Cisco
5 13 (14.13%) HP
6 12 (13.04%) Red Hat
7 11 (11.96%) EMC
7 11 (11.96%) Symantec
8 9 (9.78%) NetApp
9 7 (7.61%) Adobe
9 7 (7.61%) Lotus
10 6 (6.52%) Remedy
11 4 (4.35%) Altiris
11 4 (4.35%) AppSense
11 4 (4.35%) IBM
11 4 (4.35%) Dell
12 3 (3.26%) Veritas
12 3 (3.26%) BMC
12 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.26%) WatchGuard
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago