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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 84 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 69 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.20% 0.67% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.38 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
784 600 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.99% 25.23% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 235 364
Average daily rate £340 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 141
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
Cambridgeshire +26 33 £233 - 5
Hertfordshire -9 14 £325 -7.14% 8
Essex - 10 £370 - 1
Bedfordshire -18 7 £425 -
Norfolk - 4 £225 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £575 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (51.94%) Microsoft
4 53 (41.09%) Active Directory
5 47 (36.43%) SQL
5 47 (36.43%) .NET
6 39 (30.23%) Configuration Management
6 39 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (30.23%) Git (software)
7 38 (29.46%) TeamCity
7 38 (29.46%) .NET Framework
7 38 (29.46%) MSBuild
8 36 (27.91%) Artifactory
8 36 (27.91%) SSDT
8 36 (27.91%) Automated Testing
8 36 (27.91%) Release Management
8 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (27.91%) Visual Studio
9 34 (26.36%) MS Exchange
10 33 (25.58%) Maven
10 33 (25.58%) Gradle
10 33 (25.58%) Automation Testing
10 33 (25.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 33 (25.58%) NuGet
10 33 (25.58%) Red Gate
11 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
13 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
14 25 (19.38%) SAN
15 24 (18.60%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (26.36%) MS Exchange
2 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.33%) IIS
8 3 (2.33%) Confluence
9 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.78%) Lync
10 1 (0.78%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.33%) CloudFront
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.38%) SAN
2 24 (18.60%) DNS
3 21 (16.28%) TCP/IP
4 19 (14.73%) DHCP
5 15 (11.63%) Firewall
6 13 (10.08%) LAN
6 13 (10.08%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) VPN
7 4 (3.10%) NAS
8 3 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.33%) Wireless
8 3 (2.33%) IPv6
9 2 (1.55%) HTTP
10 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.78%) Network Security
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.78%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.91%) SSDT
2 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) MySQL
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) Ingres
8 1 (0.78%) IDMS
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (30.23%) Git (software)
1 39 (30.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (29.46%) MSBuild
2 38 (29.46%) TeamCity
3 36 (27.91%) Artifactory
3 36 (27.91%) Visual Studio
4 33 (25.58%) Maven
4 33 (25.58%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (25.58%) NuGet
4 33 (25.58%) Gradle
5 8 (6.20%) JIRA
6 5 (3.88%) NUnit
6 5 (3.88%) CruiseControl
6 5 (3.88%) Subversion
6 5 (3.88%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.55%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.78%) MSI
8 1 (0.78%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Release Engineer
1 33 (25.58%) Build Engineer
1 33 (25.58%) Build and Release Engineer
2 17 (13.18%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.08%) Analyst
4 11 (8.53%) Server Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Server Support
6 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Support Specialist
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Support
8 7 (5.43%) Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) IT Support
9 6 (4.65%) Configuration Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Architect
10 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) .NET
2 38 (29.46%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.20%) Web Services
4 5 (3.88%) WCF
4 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.88%) REST
5 2 (1.55%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.33%) CMDB
3 2 (1.55%) Clustering
3 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.78%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) FMCG
4 1 (0.78%) iPhone
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
5 21 (16.28%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.75%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.43%) Linux
8 3 (2.33%) SUSE
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.23%) Configuration Management
2 36 (27.91%) Automated Testing
2 36 (27.91%) Release Management
2 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (25.58%) Automation Testing
4 9 (6.98%) ITIL
5 7 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.43%) MVC
5 7 (5.43%) Migration
6 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.88%) Change Control
7 4 (3.10%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.33%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.33%) Project Management
8 3 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.33%) Network Management
8 3 (2.33%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.55%) Master Data Management
9 2 (1.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) SQL
2 18 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.98%) C#
4 5 (3.88%) Java
4 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.10%) VB
6 3 (2.33%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.75%) MCSE
3 5 (3.88%) MCSA
3 5 (3.88%) MCP
3 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.10%) VCP5
4 4 (3.10%) CCNA
4 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (41.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.53%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.20%) vSphere
4 4 (3.10%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.55%) XenApp
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
7 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) SCOM
3 5 (3.88%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.33%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.33%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.33%) WSUS
4 3 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) MOM
6 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 67 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.58%) Red Gate
3 21 (16.28%) VMware
4 11 (8.53%) HP
5 10 (7.75%) Cisco
6 9 (6.98%) Citrix
7 6 (4.65%) Symantec
7 6 (4.65%) Remedy
8 5 (3.88%) IBM
9 4 (3.10%) Intel
9 4 (3.10%) CommVault
10 3 (2.33%) CA
11 2 (1.55%) Oracle
11 2 (1.55%) Juniper
11 2 (1.55%) McAfee
11 2 (1.55%) Dell
11 2 (1.55%) NetApp
11 2 (1.55%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.55%) Wyse
11 2 (1.55%) 3PAR
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