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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 103 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 32 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 1.11% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.83% 5.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 1
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£388 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +36.08%
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
549 597 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.06% 21.34% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 275 180
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £186 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Bracknell +6 14 £400 -
Reading 0 8 £463 +68.18% 5
Slough -8 1 £375 -
Thatcham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (69.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (59.09%) VMware
4 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
6 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (35.23%) DNS
9 25 (28.41%) IIS
10 21 (23.86%) MS Exchange
11 20 (22.73%) vSphere
12 18 (20.45%) Citrix
12 18 (20.45%) Linux
13 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
14 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
15 15 (17.05%) Cisco
15 15 (17.05%) HP
15 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
16 14 (15.91%) NetBackup
17 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
18 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
18 12 (13.64%) Change Management
18 12 (13.64%) SAN
18 12 (13.64%) Red Hat
18 12 (13.64%) SQL
19 11 (12.50%) .NET
19 11 (12.50%) DHCP
19 11 (12.50%) Symantec
19 11 (12.50%) Firewall

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (28.41%) IIS
2 21 (23.86%) MS Exchange
3 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.95%) GlassFish
5 7 (7.95%) IBM Notes
5 7 (7.95%) Lotus Domino
6 6 (6.82%) Lync
7 5 (5.68%) Apache
7 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
8 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Office
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) assyst
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Office 365
2 4 (4.55%) IaaS
2 4 (4.55%) SaaS
2 4 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (35.23%) DNS
2 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.64%) SAN
4 11 (12.50%) DHCP
4 11 (12.50%) Firewall
5 9 (10.23%) WAN
6 8 (9.09%) LAN
6 8 (9.09%) Internet
6 8 (9.09%) SSL
7 5 (5.68%) FTP
8 4 (4.55%) MPLS
8 4 (4.55%) VPN
9 3 (3.41%) HTTPS
9 3 (3.41%) HTTP
10 2 (2.27%) LDAP
10 2 (2.27%) DMZ
10 2 (2.27%) Intranet
10 2 (2.27%) IPsec
10 2 (2.27%) SSH
10 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MSI
2 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.41%) MSBuild
3 2 (2.27%) NuGet
3 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.14%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Server Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Server Support
5 8 (9.09%) Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Web Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Web Support Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Administrator
8 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Web Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.95%) Flash
3 7 (7.95%) LAMP
4 4 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) XSL
5 3 (3.41%) HTML
5 3 (3.41%) Web Services
5 3 (3.41%) COM+
5 3 (3.41%) CSS
6 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.14%) WSDL
7 1 (1.14%) LINQ
7 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) CLARiiON
2 5 (5.68%) Clustering
3 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.27%) Open Source
4 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.27%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.14%) CMDB
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (69.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (20.45%) Linux
5 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 11 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (10.23%) UNIX
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) Change Management
2 11 (12.50%) Migration
3 10 (11.36%) ITIL
4 7 (7.95%) Web Development
5 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.41%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.41%) Operations Management
8 3 (3.41%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.41%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.41%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.41%) DevOps
9 2 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.27%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.27%) Time Management
9 2 (2.27%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.64%) SQL
3 10 (11.36%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) Perl
5 5 (5.68%) PHP
5 5 (5.68%) C#
6 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.41%) Python
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) MCSE
4 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) HNC
5 3 (3.41%) RHCSA
5 3 (3.41%) CCNA
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCTS
5 3 (3.41%) MCITP
5 3 (3.41%) Degree
6 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) MCSA
6 2 (2.27%) PhD
6 2 (2.27%) VCP4
7 1 (1.14%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (22.73%) vSphere
4 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.68%) XenApp
7 3 (3.41%) vCloud
8 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.14%) Firmware
9 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.14%) Docker
9 1 (1.14%) LXC
9 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) NetBackup
2 9 (10.23%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (9.09%) SCCM
4 4 (4.55%) Puppet
4 4 (4.55%) Nagios
5 3 (3.41%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.41%) WSUS
6 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.14%) SCSM
7 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.14%) MOM
7 1 (1.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 52 (59.09%) VMware
2 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.45%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) Cisco
4 15 (17.05%) HP
5 12 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 11 (12.50%) Symantec
7 10 (11.36%) EMC
8 7 (7.95%) Adobe
8 7 (7.95%) Lotus
9 6 (6.82%) NetApp
9 6 (6.82%) Remedy
10 4 (4.55%) Altiris
10 4 (4.55%) IBM
10 4 (4.55%) Dell
11 3 (3.41%) Veritas
11 3 (3.41%) BMC
11 3 (3.41%) WatchGuard
11 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.41%) AppSense