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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 90 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 54 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 0.59% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.17% 2.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £294 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.64 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.54% +8.75%
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
753 617 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.54% 26.09% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 245 340
Average daily rate £340 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £142 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 115 153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -23.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £37.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +18 19 £233 -43.63% 4
Hertfordshire -17 12 £325 -7.14% 7
Essex -2 10 £433 +127.63% 4
Bedfordshire -14 8 £350 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £225 -
Suffolk - 2 £563 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (57.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (52.59%) Microsoft
4 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
5 50 (37.04%) SQL
6 48 (35.56%) .NET
7 40 (29.63%) Configuration Management
8 39 (28.89%) Git (software)
8 39 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (28.89%) .NET Framework
9 38 (28.15%) TeamCity
9 38 (28.15%) MSBuild
10 36 (26.67%) Artifactory
10 36 (26.67%) SSDT
10 36 (26.67%) Release Management
10 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 36 (26.67%) Visual Studio
10 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
11 33 (24.44%) Maven
11 33 (24.44%) Gradle
11 33 (24.44%) NuGet
11 33 (24.44%) Automation Testing
11 33 (24.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (24.44%) Red Gate
12 32 (23.70%) Windows 7
13 29 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (21.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (20.00%) SAN
15 26 (19.26%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 29 (21.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Confluence
7 3 (2.22%) IIS
7 3 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.74%) CICS
9 1 (0.74%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.89%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.22%) CloudFront
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.00%) SAN
2 26 (19.26%) DNS
3 23 (17.04%) TCP/IP
4 21 (15.56%) DHCP
5 15 (11.11%) LAN
5 15 (11.11%) WAN
6 13 (9.63%) Firewall
7 8 (5.93%) VPN
8 5 (3.70%) NAS
9 4 (2.96%) Wireless
10 3 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.22%) IPv6
10 3 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.74%) HTTP
11 1 (0.74%) Network Security
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.74%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.67%) SSDT
2 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.70%) MySQL
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) IDMS
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) DB2
7 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.74%) MS Access
7 1 (0.74%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 39 (28.89%) Git (software)
1 39 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (28.15%) MSBuild
2 38 (28.15%) TeamCity
3 36 (26.67%) Artifactory
3 36 (26.67%) Visual Studio
4 33 (24.44%) NuGet
4 33 (24.44%) Gradle
4 33 (24.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (24.44%) Maven
5 8 (5.93%) JIRA
6 6 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.70%) NUnit
7 5 (3.70%) CruiseControl
7 5 (3.70%) Subversion
8 2 (1.48%) Log4Net
General
1 13 (9.63%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Release Engineer
1 33 (24.44%) Build Engineer
1 33 (24.44%) Build and Release Engineer
2 17 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.11%) Analyst
4 13 (9.63%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.15%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.93%) Server Support
7 8 (5.93%) IT Support
8 7 (5.19%) Consultant
8 7 (5.19%) Support Specialist
8 7 (5.19%) Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Architect
9 6 (4.44%) Configuration Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.56%) .NET
2 39 (28.89%) .NET Framework
3 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.93%) Web Services
4 5 (3.70%) WCF
4 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.70%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.74%) CSS
6 1 (0.74%) jQuery
6 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.96%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.96%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.96%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.22%) CMDB
3 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.74%) FMCG
5 1 (0.74%) iPhone
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) Handset
5 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.74%) Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (57.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (23.70%) Windows 7
4 29 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (18.52%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.15%) Linux
7 7 (5.19%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.70%) SUSE
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.48%) Android
9 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.74%) UNIX
10 1 (0.74%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.63%) Configuration Management
2 36 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 36 (26.67%) Release Management
2 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (24.44%) Automation Testing
4 11 (8.15%) ITIL
5 8 (5.93%) MVC
5 8 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.44%) Migration
8 5 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.70%) Change Control
9 4 (2.96%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (2.96%) Project Management
10 3 (2.22%) UML
10 3 (2.22%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.22%) Data Management
10 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (2.22%) Data Architecture
10 3 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) SQL
2 19 (14.07%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.41%) C#
4 5 (3.70%) Java
4 5 (3.70%) Perl
4 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.22%) VB
5 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.74%) VBA
6 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.41%) MCSE
3 5 (3.70%) MCSA
3 5 (3.70%) MCP
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.96%) VCP5
4 4 (2.96%) CCNA
4 4 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
5 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.63%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.67%) vSphere
5 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.48%) XenApp
8 1 (0.74%) XenServer
8 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) SCCM
2 9 (6.67%) SCOM
3 5 (3.70%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.96%) WSUS
5 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.22%) ARCserve
5 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.22%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) MOM
Vendors
1 71 (52.59%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.44%) Red Gate
3 25 (18.52%) VMware
4 14 (10.37%) Cisco
5 11 (8.15%) HP
6 8 (5.93%) Citrix
7 6 (4.44%) IBM
8 5 (3.70%) CommVault
8 5 (3.70%) Symantec
9 4 (2.96%) Remedy
9 4 (2.96%) Intel
9 4 (2.96%) Dell
10 3 (2.22%) NetApp
10 3 (2.22%) CA
10 3 (2.22%) Wyse
10 3 (2.22%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.48%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.48%) F5
11 2 (1.48%) Splunk
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