The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 58 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 41 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.37% 0.72% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.02% 3.19% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 3
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£320 £125 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.26%
Windows Server 2012
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
409 345 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.60% 22.59% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 145 112
Average daily rate £349 £175 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.28% -40.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £70 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Nottinghamshire +9 14 £285 +128.00% 3
Leicestershire +7 11 £375 - 7
Derbyshire +11 6 £305 - 3
Lincolnshire +10 5 - - 1
Northamptonshire -9 3 £675 - 3
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
3 43 (60.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
5 33 (46.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (42.25%) MS Exchange
7 28 (39.44%) VMware
8 24 (33.80%) DNS
9 19 (26.76%) SCCM
10 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
11 17 (23.94%) Lync
11 17 (23.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
12 15 (21.13%) SQL
12 15 (21.13%) Windows 8
13 14 (19.72%) Windows 7
14 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
14 13 (18.31%) Windows XP
14 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (16.90%) Migration
16 11 (15.49%) Cisco
16 11 (15.49%) MS Office
16 11 (15.49%) WSUS
17 10 (14.08%) SCOM
17 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (14.08%) WAN
17 10 (14.08%) DHCP
18 9 (12.68%) Clustering
18 9 (12.68%) Office Communications Server
19 8 (11.27%) LAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 30 (42.25%) MS Exchange
2 17 (23.94%) Lync
2 17 (23.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.68%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.45%) IIS
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.23%) NetWeaver
6 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.23%) Moodle
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Apache
8 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) DNS
2 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.08%) WAN
3 10 (14.08%) DHCP
4 8 (11.27%) LAN
5 7 (9.86%) SSL
6 6 (8.45%) Firewall
6 6 (8.45%) SAN
6 6 (8.45%) Internet
6 6 (8.45%) ADSL
6 6 (8.45%) Broadband
7 5 (7.04%) VLAN
8 4 (5.63%) DMZ
8 4 (5.63%) VPN
9 3 (4.23%) HTTPS
9 3 (4.23%) IPsec
9 3 (4.23%) DMVPN
10 2 (2.82%) MPLS
10 2 (2.82%) LDAP
10 2 (2.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.23%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.41%) Law
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (12.68%) Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Server Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Developer
8 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.41%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Clustering
2 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) AS400
5 1 (1.41%) iSeries
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (60.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (46.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (21.13%) Windows 8
5 14 (19.72%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.31%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.86%) UNIX
7 7 (9.86%) Linux
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 2000
9 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (5.63%) Windows Vista
11 3 (4.23%) Solaris
11 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Migration
2 7 (9.86%) ITIL
3 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
4 2 (2.82%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.82%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL V3
4 2 (2.82%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (2.82%) Project Management
4 2 (2.82%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (2.82%) Change Management
4 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.41%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.41%) ETL
5 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.41%) PDM
5 1 (1.41%) ITSM
5 1 (1.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.23%) C#
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCSE
3 6 (8.45%) MCITP
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) MCP
6 2 (2.82%) MCSA
7 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.41%) MCTS
7 1 (1.41%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.86%) vSphere
5 6 (8.45%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (8.45%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.82%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.82%) XenApp
6 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.41%) NFS
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) XenServer
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (26.76%) SCCM
2 11 (15.49%) WSUS
3 10 (14.08%) SCOM
4 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.41%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 28 (39.44%) VMware
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco
4 6 (8.45%) EMC
4 6 (8.45%) Citrix
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle
5 5 (7.04%) Sophos
6 4 (5.63%) NetApp
7 3 (4.23%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.23%) SAP
8 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.82%) Dell
8 2 (2.82%) IBM
9 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.41%) Symantec
9 1 (1.41%) Apple
9 1 (1.41%) Nokia
9 1 (1.41%) Websense
9 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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