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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 80 91 129
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 60 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.14% 1.45% 0.037%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.97% 5.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 1
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£288 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -3.12%
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
753 683 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.82% 28.38% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 309 267
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 130 122
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.50 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
Hertfordshire +10 19 £438 +9.37% 3
Essex 0 15 £325 -13.33% 3
Cambridgeshire -13 10 £325 - 4
Bedfordshire - 8 £275 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £175 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £173 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (56.03%) Active Directory
4 50 (43.10%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.38%) VMware
6 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (39.66%) MS Exchange
8 34 (29.31%) Citrix
8 34 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
9 28 (24.14%) DNS
9 28 (24.14%) Linux
10 25 (21.55%) SAN
10 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (20.69%) DHCP
12 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
13 22 (18.97%) HP
13 22 (18.97%) SCCM
14 21 (18.10%) SQL
15 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
15 20 (17.24%) Hyper-V
16 19 (16.38%) Windows 8
17 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (14.66%) SCOM
19 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
19 16 (13.79%) MS Office
20 15 (12.93%) LAN
21 14 (12.07%) WAN
21 14 (12.07%) ITIL
21 14 (12.07%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (39.66%) MS Exchange
2 34 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.76%) Lync
6 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.31%) IBM Notes
8 5 (4.31%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.72%) Confluence
10 2 (1.72%) IIS
11 1 (0.86%) CICS
11 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.79%) MS Office
3 7 (6.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.31%) Office 365
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.86%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.14%) DNS
2 25 (21.55%) SAN
3 24 (20.69%) DHCP
4 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 15 (12.93%) LAN
6 14 (12.07%) WAN
7 9 (7.76%) VPN
8 6 (5.17%) Firewall
8 6 (5.17%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.45%) NAS
10 3 (2.59%) LDAP
10 3 (2.59%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.59%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.59%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.72%) Wireless
11 2 (1.72%) SSH
11 2 (1.72%) IPv6
11 2 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.86%) Junos
12 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.59%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.86%) IDMS
5 1 (0.86%) SSDT
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.86%) DB2
5 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.86%) MS Access
5 1 (0.86%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) JIRA
2 4 (3.45%) MSBuild
2 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.59%) NUnit
3 3 (2.59%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.59%) Subversion
3 3 (2.59%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.59%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.86%) NuGet
4 1 (0.86%) Gradle
4 1 (0.86%) Maven
4 1 (0.86%) MSI
4 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.86%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Games
2 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (16.38%) Analyst
1 19 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.93%) Support Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Consultant
3 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Server Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Administrator
6 9 (7.76%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.03%) IT Support
8 6 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Server Support
9 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Support Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.31%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.31%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (3.45%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) Web Services
3 6 (5.17%) REST
4 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.45%) MSMQ
5 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.59%) WCF
6 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.59%) SOAP
7 1 (0.86%) HTML
7 1 (0.86%) CSS
7 1 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.86%) XML
7 1 (0.86%) jQuery
7 1 (0.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Clustering
2 7 (6.03%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) Online Games
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.72%) CMDB
6 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (24.14%) Linux
5 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
6 19 (16.38%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.31%) Windows Vista
8 5 (4.31%) SUSE
9 4 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.45%) VMS
9 4 (3.45%) UNIX
9 4 (3.45%) CentOS
10 3 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.59%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.72%) FreeBSD
11 2 (1.72%) Android
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.86%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.07%) ITIL
2 11 (9.48%) Migration
3 6 (5.17%) MVC
3 6 (5.17%) E-Commerce
3 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
3 6 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (4.31%) Network Design
5 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.45%) Project Management
5 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.59%) Data Management
6 3 (2.59%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (2.59%) UML
6 3 (2.59%) Data Governance
6 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.59%) Data Architecture
6 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.59%) Master Data Management
6 3 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.10%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) C#
4 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.31%) Perl
6 4 (3.45%) VBScript
7 3 (2.59%) VB
7 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.59%) Java
8 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) MCSE
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (5.17%) MCITP
4 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.72%) CCNA
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.72%) Degree
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) VCP5
6 1 (0.86%) MCSA
6 1 (0.86%) MCP
6 1 (0.86%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (56.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.48%) XenApp
5 10 (8.62%) Terminal Services
5 10 (8.62%) vSphere
6 7 (6.03%) vCloud
6 7 (6.03%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.59%) NFS
10 1 (0.86%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (18.97%) SCCM
2 17 (14.66%) SCOM
3 5 (4.31%) Puppet
3 5 (4.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.45%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.59%) Nagios
5 3 (2.59%) WSUS
6 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.72%) WMI
6 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.86%) OpenView
7 1 (0.86%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.86%) MOM
Vendors
1 50 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.38%) VMware
3 34 (29.31%) Citrix
4 22 (18.97%) HP
5 13 (11.21%) Cisco
6 12 (10.34%) Dell
7 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.90%) Symantec
8 7 (6.03%) Lotus
8 7 (6.03%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.17%) IBM
10 5 (4.31%) Brocade
11 4 (3.45%) McAfee
11 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.45%) NetApp
12 3 (2.59%) CommVault
12 3 (2.59%) Wyse
12 3 (2.59%) Clearswift
13 2 (1.72%) Sophos
13 2 (1.72%) Polycom
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