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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 115 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 33 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.05% 0.18% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.74% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate £290 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
-5.20% -
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
696 560 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.12% 24.79% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 228 335
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £116 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 138
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 13 - - 6
Hertfordshire +2 10 £250 - 6
Essex -18 4 £330 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire -15 3 - -
Norfolk - 2 - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 22 (37.93%) VMware
5 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
6 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (24.14%) DNS
7 14 (24.14%) SQL
7 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
7 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (22.41%) Citrix
8 13 (22.41%) SAN
9 11 (18.97%) Firewall
10 10 (17.24%) .NET
10 10 (17.24%) Linux
10 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
11 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
12 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (13.79%) Artifactory
12 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
13 7 (12.07%) Clustering
13 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
13 7 (12.07%) HP
13 7 (12.07%) SSDT
13 7 (12.07%) Gradle

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) DNS
2 13 (22.41%) SAN
3 11 (18.97%) Firewall
4 6 (10.34%) VPN
4 6 (10.34%) LAN
4 6 (10.34%) WAN
4 6 (10.34%) DHCP
5 5 (8.62%) IPsec
5 5 (8.62%) Network Security
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
6 3 (5.17%) NAS
6 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SSDT
3 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (13.79%) Artifactory
2 7 (12.07%) TeamCity
2 7 (12.07%) MSBuild
2 7 (12.07%) NuGet
2 7 (12.07%) Gradle
2 7 (12.07%) Maven
2 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.90%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) MSI
4 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.72%) Log4Net
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
3 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Consultant
1 7 (12.07%) Administrator
1 7 (12.07%) Release Engineer
1 7 (12.07%) Build Engineer
1 7 (12.07%) Build and Release Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Server Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Design Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Server Support
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.17%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.45%) WPF
5 1 (1.72%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.72%) DirectX
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Cryptography
3 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (17.24%) Linux
4 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.62%) Solaris
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.17%) UNIX
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
2 7 (12.07%) Release Management
2 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
3 6 (10.34%) Software Deployment
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) Network Design
4 5 (8.62%) Security Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Management
7 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.45%) Data Management
7 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.45%) Network Management
7 2 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) VBScript
4 2 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) MCSE
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) MCSA
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CCEA
7 1 (1.72%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.34%) XenApp
4 6 (10.34%) XenServer
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.17%) vSphere
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.45%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.72%) WSUS
5 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.93%) VMware
3 13 (22.41%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) HP
4 7 (12.07%) Red Gate
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco
6 5 (8.62%) Dell
7 4 (6.90%) IBM
7 4 (6.90%) NetApp
8 3 (5.17%) CommVault
8 3 (5.17%) Splunk
8 3 (5.17%) AppSense
8 3 (5.17%) Mercator
8 3 (5.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) McAfee
9 2 (3.45%) CA
10 1 (1.72%) EMC
10 1 (1.72%) Websense
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