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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 68 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 55 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.16% 1.18% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.01% 6.18% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 11
Average daily rate £300 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £206 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.08 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.78% -8.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
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
458 518 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.02% 19.10% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 262 267
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +5 19 £225 -47.05% 18
Bracknell -3 10 £475 +52.00%
Slough +10 6 £375 -
Maidenhead - 6 £477 - 1
Wokingham -6 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Newbury +6 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £365 - 1
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (87.95%) Windows Server
3 64 (77.11%) Active Directory
4 59 (71.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (59.04%) VMware
6 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
8 26 (31.33%) ITIL
9 24 (28.92%) MS Exchange
10 23 (27.71%) Firewall
11 20 (24.10%) Citrix
12 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
13 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (21.69%) Linux
14 17 (20.48%) LAN
14 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
15 16 (19.28%) WAN
15 16 (19.28%) SQL
16 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (16.87%) Office 365
17 14 (16.87%) Migration
18 13 (15.66%) Cisco
18 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
19 12 (14.46%) SCCM
19 12 (14.46%) DNS
20 11 (13.25%) Windows XP
20 11 (13.25%) XenApp
21 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
21 10 (12.05%) vSphere

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (28.92%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Office 365
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.71%) Firewall
2 17 (20.48%) LAN
3 16 (19.28%) WAN
4 12 (14.46%) DNS
5 8 (9.64%) DHCP
6 6 (7.23%) SAN
6 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.23%) Wireless
7 4 (4.82%) MPLS
7 4 (4.82%) VPN
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.41%) IPsec
8 2 (2.41%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.41%) VoIP
8 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.20%) IPv4
9 1 (1.20%) Network Security
9 1 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (2.41%) Local Government
1 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Linux Support
5 6 (7.23%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) VMware Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Messaging Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Server Support
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.20%) Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (87.95%) Windows Server
3 59 (71.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
6 18 (21.69%) Linux
7 11 (13.25%) Windows XP
8 10 (12.05%) Windows 8
9 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.02%) Unix
11 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) CentOS
13 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.33%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.43%) Change Management
4 7 (8.43%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.82%) Information Security
5 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Patch Management
5 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.82%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (3.61%) High Availability
6 3 (3.61%) Security Patching
7 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.20%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.20%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.43%) Ruby
4 2 (2.41%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.20%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.43%) CCNA
3 7 (8.43%) MCSE
4 5 (6.02%) MCSA
5 4 (4.82%) HNC
5 4 (4.82%) RHCSA
6 3 (3.61%) CCIE
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) CCA
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCNP
8 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) MOS
8 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (77.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.25%) XenApp
5 10 (12.05%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.61%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.41%) XenServer
10 1 (1.20%) vCloud
10 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) SCOM
3 7 (8.43%) Puppet
3 7 (8.43%) SCVMM
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Intune
4 4 (4.82%) Nagios
4 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.82%) WSUS
5 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.41%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (59.04%) VMware
2 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (24.10%) Citrix
4 13 (15.66%) Cisco
5 9 (10.84%) HP
6 7 (8.43%) Oracle
6 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.43%) Remedy
6 7 (8.43%) RightScale
7 4 (4.82%) Altiris
7 4 (4.82%) F5
8 3 (3.61%) EMC
8 3 (3.61%) Google
8 3 (3.61%) Juniper
9 2 (2.41%) AppSense
9 2 (2.41%) CA
9 2 (2.41%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.41%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.20%) Nimsoft
10 1 (1.20%) ProCurve
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