The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 51 54 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 21 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.39% 1.94% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.66% 10.18% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate £360 £263 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -32.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £118 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.37% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Windows Server 2012
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
197 167 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.39% 19.06% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 108 62
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £128 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 16
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £8.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Bristol region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Bristol region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
3 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
5 16 (51.61%) VMware
6 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
7 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
8 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
9 11 (35.48%) DNS
10 10 (32.26%) Linux
10 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
11 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
11 9 (29.03%) Clustering
12 8 (25.81%) Security Hardening
12 8 (25.81%) Server Building
13 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (22.58%) Client/Server
13 7 (22.58%) Sun
13 7 (22.58%) SAN
13 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (16.13%) Dell
14 5 (16.13%) Finance
14 5 (16.13%) Cisco
14 5 (16.13%) SQL
14 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
15 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
2 11 (35.48%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) DHCP
4 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
5 3 (9.68%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
7 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.23%) NAS
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Build Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) DHTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (29.03%) Clustering
3 7 (22.58%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
4 3 (9.68%) Thin Client
5 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Security Hardening
1 8 (25.81%) Server Building
2 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.68%) High Availability
3 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) DNA
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Presales
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Sun
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Dell
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) Intel Security
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Wyse
7 2 (6.45%) AppSense
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
7 2 (6.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) Altiris
8 1 (3.23%) Google
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.23%) ProCurve