The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 71 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 79 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.61% 0.88% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.92% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 0
Average daily rate
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£255 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-24.23% -
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
796 608 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.56% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 227 350
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 142
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -14.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.08 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2012
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 39 £233 - 4
Hertfordshire +1 16 £450 +12.14% 7
Bedfordshire -16 12 £388 - 1
Essex +5 7 £255 +56.92% 1
Norfolk - 5 £225 - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 59 (50.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (40.52%) SQL
5 46 (39.66%) Active Directory
6 45 (38.79%) .NET
7 39 (33.62%) Configuration Management
7 39 (33.62%) Git (software)
7 39 (33.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (32.76%) TeamCity
8 38 (32.76%) MSBuild
9 37 (31.90%) .NET Framework
10 36 (31.03%) Release Management
10 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (31.03%) Automated Testing
10 36 (31.03%) Visual Studio
10 36 (31.03%) SSDT
10 36 (31.03%) Artifactory
11 33 (28.45%) Gradle
11 33 (28.45%) NuGet
11 33 (28.45%) Automation Testing
11 33 (28.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (28.45%) Maven
11 33 (28.45%) Red Gate
12 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
12 30 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
15 21 (18.10%) VMware
16 19 (16.38%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 24 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.59%) Confluence
6 3 (2.59%) IIS
6 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.59%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) SAN
1 19 (16.38%) DNS
2 15 (12.93%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.07%) DHCP
3 14 (12.07%) Firewall
4 12 (10.34%) LAN
4 12 (10.34%) WAN
5 3 (2.59%) NAS
5 3 (2.59%) Wireless
6 2 (1.72%) HTTP
6 2 (1.72%) IPv6
6 2 (1.72%) VPN
6 2 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.86%) Junos
7 1 (0.86%) Network Security
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (31.03%) SSDT
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.31%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (33.62%) Git (software)
1 39 (33.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (32.76%) TeamCity
2 38 (32.76%) MSBuild
3 36 (31.03%) Visual Studio
3 36 (31.03%) Artifactory
4 33 (28.45%) Gradle
4 33 (28.45%) NuGet
4 33 (28.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (28.45%) Maven
5 8 (6.90%) JIRA
6 5 (4.31%) NUnit
6 5 (4.31%) CruiseControl
6 5 (4.31%) Subversion
6 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.72%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.86%) MSI
8 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (28.45%) Build and Release Engineer
1 33 (28.45%) Release Engineer
1 33 (28.45%) Build Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
3 12 (10.34%) Analyst
3 12 (10.34%) Server Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Server Support
5 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Technical Support
6 7 (6.03%) Support Specialist
7 6 (5.17%) Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Administrator
7 6 (5.17%) Configuration Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) IT Support
8 5 (4.31%) Server Support Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Network Support
8 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.31%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.79%) .NET
2 37 (31.90%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.90%) Web Services
4 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (4.31%) REST
4 5 (4.31%) WCF
5 2 (1.72%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.72%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.45%) Clustering
1 4 (3.45%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.59%) CMDB
3 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.86%) iPhone
4 1 (0.86%) FMCG
4 1 (0.86%) PKI
4 1 (0.86%) NHS
4 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (50.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (19.83%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.45%) Linux
8 3 (2.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.62%) Configuration Management
2 36 (31.03%) Release Management
2 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (31.03%) Automated Testing
3 33 (28.45%) Automation Testing
4 11 (9.48%) ITIL
5 6 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.31%) Change Control
6 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.31%) MVC
6 5 (4.31%) Migration
6 5 (4.31%) Software Deployment
7 4 (3.45%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.59%) Network Management
9 2 (1.72%) DevOps
9 2 (1.72%) Validation
9 2 (1.72%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.52%) SQL
2 14 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.03%) C#
4 5 (4.31%) Java
5 4 (3.45%) VB
6 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.34%) MCSE
3 8 (6.90%) MCSA
4 6 (5.17%) MCP
5 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.45%) CCNA
6 4 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.45%) VCP5
7 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.72%) MCITP
8 2 (1.72%) Degree
9 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.86%) CCA
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.86%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (39.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.21%) Hyper-V
2 13 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) vSphere
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.45%) XenApp
4 4 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.72%) XenServer
7 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (9.48%) SCCM
2 5 (4.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.45%) SCOM
4 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.59%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
6 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.45%) Red Gate
3 21 (18.10%) VMware
4 12 (10.34%) HP
5 11 (9.48%) Citrix
6 8 (6.90%) Cisco
7 6 (5.17%) Symantec
8 5 (4.31%) Remedy
9 4 (3.45%) Dell
10 3 (2.59%) CA
10 3 (2.59%) Intel
10 3 (2.59%) IBM
10 3 (2.59%) McAfee
11 2 (1.72%) AppSense
11 2 (1.72%) CommVault
11 2 (1.72%) NetApp
11 2 (1.72%) Mercator
11 2 (1.72%) Juniper
11 2 (1.72%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.72%) 3PAR
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