The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 92 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 37 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 0.16% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.31% 0.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 0
Average daily rate £280 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
586 479 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.53% 19.49% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 191 210
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £34.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2012
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 21 £275 -31.25% 3
Bracknell - 6 £280 - 1
Slough +13 5 £330 - 4
Maidenhead - 2 £265 - 2
Newbury - - - - 4
Thatcham - - - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (79.41%) Active Directory
3 52 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (61.76%) VMware
5 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
8 22 (32.35%) MS Exchange
9 18 (26.47%) DNS
9 18 (26.47%) Hyper-V
10 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (25.00%) HP
11 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
12 13 (19.12%) Firewall
12 13 (19.12%) DHCP
13 12 (17.65%) Citrix
13 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
14 11 (16.18%) ITIL
14 11 (16.18%) SQL
15 10 (14.71%) vSphere
16 9 (13.24%) UNIX
16 9 (13.24%) Linux
16 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (13.24%) SAN
16 9 (13.24%) Windows XP
17 8 (11.76%) Cisco
17 8 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
18 7 (10.29%) SCCM
18 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
18 7 (10.29%) Migration

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.82%) IIS
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.94%) Apache
6 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.47%) Lync
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Office
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.47%) DNS
2 13 (19.12%) Firewall
2 13 (19.12%) DHCP
3 9 (13.24%) SAN
4 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.35%) LAN
6 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 2 (2.94%) VPN
6 2 (2.94%) HTTP
6 2 (2.94%) Wireless
6 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) Junos
7 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.47%) ADSL
7 1 (1.47%) DMZ
7 1 (1.47%) Intranet
7 1 (1.47%) Extranet
7 1 (1.47%) MPLS
7 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.41%) Firebird
5 2 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (2.94%) Subversion
1 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.94%) MSBuild
1 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
2 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.47%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Automotive
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Server Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (17.65%) Consultant
4 12 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) Server Support
5 11 (16.18%) Server Support Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Active Directory Consultant
11 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 3 (4.41%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Systems Support
11 3 (4.41%) Administrator
11 3 (4.41%) Systems Support Analyst
12 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.47%) FMCG
2 1 (1.47%) Clustering
2 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.24%) UNIX
5 9 (13.24%) Linux
5 9 (13.24%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (10.29%) Migration
3 6 (8.82%) Validation
3 6 (8.82%) High Availability
3 6 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (7.35%) Software Deployment
4 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.41%) Release Management
5 3 (4.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.47%) Network Management
7 1 (1.47%) Change Control
7 1 (1.47%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.47%) Transition Management
7 1 (1.47%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.47%) Load Testing
7 1 (1.47%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) C#
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) MCITP
3 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 2 (2.94%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.47%) MCTS
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
System Software
1 54 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 30 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (26.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) vSphere
5 6 (8.82%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.47%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (10.29%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (2.94%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.47%) Foglight
5 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) VMware
2 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.00%) HP
4 12 (17.65%) Citrix
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (10.29%) Oracle
7 5 (7.35%) Becrypt
7 5 (7.35%) NetApp
8 3 (4.41%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) Lotus
10 1 (1.47%) Veeam
10 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.47%) BMC
10 1 (1.47%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.47%) Juniper
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