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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 84 96 137
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 51 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.75% 1.32% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.51% 4.56% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 1
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£275 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -17.50%
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
783 702 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.93% 28.95% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 299 275
Average daily rate £325 £299 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.78% -12.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 147 136
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £39.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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
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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
Essex -6 13 £275 -2.65% 3
Hertfordshire -10 13 £450 +12.50% 9
Cambridgeshire -4 9 £238 -36.66%
Bedfordshire - 9 £275 -
Suffolk - 4 £550 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £173 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (65.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (49.17%) Microsoft
3 59 (49.17%) Active Directory
4 40 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 40 (33.33%) VMware
5 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (29.17%) SQL
7 29 (24.17%) DNS
7 29 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
8 28 (23.33%) Citrix
8 28 (23.33%) SAN
9 27 (22.50%) .NET
9 27 (22.50%) Linux
10 25 (20.83%) DHCP
10 25 (20.83%) Windows 7
11 22 (18.33%) SCCM
12 21 (17.50%) HP
12 21 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (16.67%) Windows 8
13 20 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 18 (15.00%) TCP/IP
14 18 (15.00%) Configuration Management
14 18 (15.00%) Hyper-V
15 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (14.17%) SCOM
16 16 (13.33%) .NET Framework
16 16 (13.33%) ITIL
16 16 (13.33%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 40 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.67%) Lync
6 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.67%) Confluence
10 2 (1.67%) IIS
11 1 (0.83%) CICS
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.33%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.50%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.17%) DNS
2 28 (23.33%) SAN
3 25 (20.83%) DHCP
4 18 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 15 (12.50%) LAN
6 14 (11.67%) WAN
7 10 (8.33%) VPN
7 10 (8.33%) Firewall
8 5 (4.17%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.33%) NAS
10 3 (2.50%) IPv6
10 3 (2.50%) LDAP
10 3 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.50%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.67%) Wireless
11 2 (1.67%) SSH
12 1 (0.83%) MPLS
12 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SSDT
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) Ingres
6 1 (0.83%) MS Access
6 1 (0.83%) DB2
6 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.83%) IDMS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.33%) MSBuild
2 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
3 13 (10.83%) Artifactory
4 11 (9.17%) Maven
4 11 (9.17%) Gradle
4 11 (9.17%) NuGet
4 11 (9.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.83%) JIRA
6 6 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.17%) NUnit
7 5 (4.17%) CruiseControl
7 5 (4.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.83%) MSI
8 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.83%) Log4Net
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.17%) Analyst
1 17 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Release Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Build Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Build and Release Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Administrator
6 8 (6.67%) Server Support
7 7 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.83%) IT Support
8 6 (5.00%) Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Support Specialist
8 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Network Support
9 5 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.50%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.67%) REST
4 7 (5.83%) Web Services
4 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.17%) WCF
5 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.33%) MSMQ
7 3 (2.50%) SOAP
8 1 (0.83%) XML
8 1 (0.83%) CSS
8 1 (0.83%) HTML
8 1 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Clustering
2 7 (5.83%) Replication
3 6 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.33%) PKI
4 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Online Games
5 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.67%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (65.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (22.50%) Linux
5 25 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 20 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.17%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.17%) SUSE
10 4 (3.33%) CentOS
10 4 (3.33%) UNIX
10 4 (3.33%) VMS
11 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.67%) Android
12 2 (1.67%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (13.33%) ITIL
3 13 (10.83%) Release Management
3 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (10.83%) Automated Testing
4 11 (9.17%) Automation Testing
5 9 (7.50%) Migration
6 8 (6.67%) MVC
7 7 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (3.33%) Project Management
11 3 (2.50%) UML
11 3 (2.50%) Data Management
11 3 (2.50%) Network Design
11 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.17%) SQL
2 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.50%) C#
4 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.17%) Java
5 5 (4.17%) Perl
6 3 (2.50%) VBScript
6 3 (2.50%) VB
6 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.67%) MCSE
3 7 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.00%) MCITP
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.50%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) Degree
6 2 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) MCSD
7 1 (0.83%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (49.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.17%) XenApp
5 9 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 9 (7.50%) vSphere
6 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.50%) NFS
8 3 (2.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) SCCM
2 17 (14.17%) SCOM
3 6 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (4.17%) SCVMM
4 5 (4.17%) Puppet
5 4 (3.33%) WSUS
6 3 (2.50%) Nagios
6 3 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.83%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.83%) MOM
8 1 (0.83%) WMI
8 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 59 (49.17%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.33%) VMware
3 28 (23.33%) Citrix
4 21 (17.50%) HP
5 14 (11.67%) Cisco
6 11 (9.17%) Red Gate
7 10 (8.33%) Dell
8 8 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 8 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.83%) Symantec
10 6 (5.00%) IBM
11 5 (4.17%) McAfee
11 5 (4.17%) Brocade
12 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.33%) NetApp
12 4 (3.33%) Lotus
13 3 (2.50%) Clearswift
13 3 (2.50%) Remedy
13 3 (2.50%) CommVault
13 3 (2.50%) Wyse
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