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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 94 88 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 32 37 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 1.47% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.61% 7.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 2
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£288 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £314 £312
% change year-on-year
+6.37% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.80 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -24.23%
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
484 512 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.97% 20.34% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 237 241
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 38
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -8 12 £356 -10.93% 4
Bracknell - 7 £238 -
Maidenhead +2 2 - -
Slough -3 2 £300 - 1
Wokingham +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (63.64%) VMware
4 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
6 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 19 (28.79%) HP
10 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
12 13 (19.70%) vSphere
12 13 (19.70%) SCCM
12 13 (19.70%) DNS
12 13 (19.70%) SAN
12 13 (19.70%) Firewall
13 12 (18.18%) Cisco
13 12 (18.18%) Linux
14 11 (16.67%) DHCP
14 11 (16.67%) Lync
15 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (15.15%) WAN
15 10 (15.15%) SQL
16 9 (13.64%) Office 365
16 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
17 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
17 8 (12.12%) LAN
17 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
17 8 (12.12%) HP Data Protector
17 8 (12.12%) Migration

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 20 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.67%) Lync
4 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.55%) IIS
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Office
2 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) DNS
1 13 (19.70%) SAN
1 13 (19.70%) Firewall
2 11 (16.67%) DHCP
3 10 (15.15%) WAN
4 8 (12.12%) LAN
4 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.09%) VPN
6 4 (6.06%) SNMP
6 4 (6.06%) VLAN
7 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.55%) SSL
7 3 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (4.55%) Skype
8 2 (3.03%) Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) Internet
9 1 (1.52%) NAS
9 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.03%) MSI
1 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.03%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.03%) NuGet
1 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Consultant
2 8 (12.12%) Server Support
2 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Server Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (3.03%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.03%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) XSL
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.55%) SUSE
7 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Migration
2 5 (7.58%) ITIL
3 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.06%) Server Building
4 3 (4.55%) Coaching
4 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.03%) Change Management
5 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.03%) DevOps
5 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.03%) Release Management
5 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.03%) Scrum
5 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.03%) Application Discovery
6 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.52%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) MCSE
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCTS
3 2 (3.03%) MCITP
3 2 (3.03%) MCSA
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) CCNA
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 13 (19.70%) vSphere
5 5 (7.58%) XenApp
6 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (4.55%) Samba
8 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.52%) UAG
9 1 (1.52%) vCloud
9 1 (1.52%) NFS
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (9.09%) SCOM
4 4 (6.06%) WSUS
5 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (4.55%) Puppet
5 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.55%) SCDPM
6 2 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (1.52%) SCSM
7 1 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.52%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) VMware
2 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.79%) HP
4 12 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (9.09%) Dell
5 6 (9.09%) Citrix
5 6 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 4 (6.06%) Brocade
6 4 (6.06%) ProCurve
7 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 1 (1.52%) Lotus
9 1 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (1.52%) BMC
9 1 (1.52%) AppSense
9 1 (1.52%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.52%) QNAP