The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 52 69 102
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 101 79 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.31% 2.61% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.40% 9.92% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 29 5
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£363 £255 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -34.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £187 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
754 796 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.69% 26.30% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 412 229
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 129 116
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Hertfordshire +17 41 £425 -5.55% 5
Cambridgeshire -17 21 £320 +37.63% 3
Essex +4 17 £413 +61.76% 2
Bedfordshire +11 12 £369 -4.83% 3
Norfolk +2 8 £200 -11.11% 1
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (73.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (59.44%) Active Directory
4 96 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (52.78%) VMware
6 75 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 74 (41.11%) Citrix
8 54 (30.00%) MS Exchange
9 53 (29.44%) Hyper-V
10 44 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (24.44%) DNS
11 42 (23.33%) SCCM
12 41 (22.78%) HP
13 40 (22.22%) Cisco
13 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
14 39 (21.67%) DHCP
14 39 (21.67%) Windows 7
14 39 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 37 (20.56%) SAN
16 33 (18.33%) ITIL
17 30 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (16.67%) Data Centre
18 29 (16.11%) SQL
19 28 (15.56%) Firewall
19 28 (15.56%) SCOM
20 27 (15.00%) XenApp
21 26 (14.44%) TCP/IP
22 24 (13.33%) Dell
22 24 (13.33%) PowerShell
23 23 (12.78%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 54 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 39 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.78%) IIS
4 21 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.44%) Lync
6 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.67%) Apache
11 2 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (8.89%) MS Office
2 9 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) Office 365
2 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.44%) DNS
2 39 (21.67%) DHCP
3 37 (20.56%) SAN
4 28 (15.56%) Firewall
5 26 (14.44%) TCP/IP
6 19 (10.56%) WAN
7 18 (10.00%) LAN
8 14 (7.78%) VLAN
9 10 (5.56%) Wireless
10 9 (5.00%) NAS
11 6 (3.33%) IPv4
11 6 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.33%) VPN
12 4 (2.22%) Network Security
13 3 (1.67%) HTTPS
14 2 (1.11%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.11%) Intranet
14 2 (1.11%) Internet
14 2 (1.11%) PBX
14 2 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (2.78%) Legal
3 4 (2.22%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Local Government
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (16.11%) Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (9.44%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) Support Analyst
4 14 (7.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.56%) Administrator
7 9 (5.00%) Architect
8 8 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.33%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.33%) Consultant
10 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technician
11 5 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) .NET
2 7 (3.89%) Web Services
3 2 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.11%) HP Storage
2 11 (6.11%) Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) Replication
4 6 (3.33%) iPhone
5 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (2.78%) CLARiiON
5 5 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.22%) PKI
6 4 (2.22%) CMDB
6 4 (2.22%) Symmetrix
6 4 (2.22%) EMC Centera
6 4 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.22%) Celerra
6 4 (2.22%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (2.22%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.67%) iPad
7 3 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (73.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (21.67%) Windows 7
5 22 (12.22%) Windows XP
6 17 (9.44%) Android
7 16 (8.89%) Linux
8 15 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 14 (7.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.11%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (1.11%) UNIX
10 2 (1.11%) Solaris
10 2 (1.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.56%) Debian
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.33%) ITIL
2 23 (12.78%) Migration
3 20 (11.11%) Project Management
4 18 (10.00%) Change Control
5 15 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (7.22%) Change Management
7 9 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.00%) Network Management
7 9 (5.00%) Server Building
8 7 (3.89%) Asset Management
8 7 (3.89%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.78%) Service Management
10 5 (2.78%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.78%) Build Automation
11 4 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.22%) Risk Management
12 3 (1.67%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.11%) SQL
2 24 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.33%) Java
4 4 (2.22%) C#
5 3 (1.67%) Perl
6 2 (1.11%) VB
6 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.67%) MCSE
3 18 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (9.44%) CCNA
5 8 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.78%) MCITP
9 4 (2.22%) Degree
9 4 (2.22%) HNC
9 4 (2.22%) MCSA
10 3 (1.67%) MCP
10 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.11%) VCP4
11 2 (1.11%) VCP5
12 1 (0.56%) VCAP
12 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.56%) GxP
System Software
1 107 (59.44%) Active Directory
2 53 (29.44%) Hyper-V
3 44 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (15.00%) XenApp
5 20 (11.11%) Terminal Services
6 18 (10.00%) VMware ESX
7 14 (7.78%) vSphere
8 13 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.33%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.67%) XenServer
11 3 (1.67%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.67%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.11%) vCloud
12 2 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.56%) Samba
13 1 (0.56%) Docker
13 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 42 (23.33%) SCCM
2 28 (15.56%) SCOM
3 16 (8.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (4.44%) ARCserve
5 7 (3.89%) Puppet
6 4 (2.22%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.67%) WSUS
8 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.11%) DameWare
8 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.56%) Mesos
9 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 95 (52.78%) VMware
2 75 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 74 (41.11%) Citrix
4 41 (22.78%) HP
5 40 (22.22%) Cisco
6 24 (13.33%) Dell
7 21 (11.67%) Symantec
8 12 (6.67%) Oracle
8 12 (6.67%) NetApp
9 11 (6.11%) Apple
10 10 (5.56%) EMC
11 8 (4.44%) CA
11 8 (4.44%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.78%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.78%) Sophos
12 5 (2.78%) Veeam
13 4 (2.22%) Wyse
13 4 (2.22%) IBM
13 4 (2.22%) Lumension
13 4 (2.22%) Brocade
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