The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 31 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+32 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 33 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.95% 0.65% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.64% 3.23% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
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£388 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £245
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +20.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+12.13% -1.26%
Windows Server 2012
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
177 155 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.54% 20.18% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 60 83
Average daily rate £375 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £133 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Hertfordshire region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Hertfordshire region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Watford +24 15 £438 +29.62% 1
Stevenage +7 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £250 - 2
St Albans - 2 £1,000 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £275 -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Windows Server 2012
East of England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (86.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (50.94%) VMware
5 25 (47.17%) Hyper-V
6 24 (45.28%) Citrix
7 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
7 23 (43.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (33.96%) HP
8 18 (33.96%) Dell
9 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
10 16 (30.19%) DNS
11 14 (26.42%) SCOM
12 13 (24.53%) DHCP
13 12 (22.64%) Project Management
14 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
14 11 (20.75%) SCCM
15 10 (18.87%) Symantec
15 10 (18.87%) Cisco
16 9 (16.98%) Terminal Services
16 9 (16.98%) VMware ESX
16 9 (16.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 7 (13.21%) NetApp
17 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
17 7 (13.21%) ITIL
17 7 (13.21%) Capacity Planning
18 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (11.32%) SAN
19 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
19 5 (9.43%) Apple

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) DNS
2 13 (24.53%) DHCP
3 6 (11.32%) SAN
4 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.55%) NAS
6 3 (5.66%) BIG-IP
6 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.66%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.66%) LDAP
7 2 (3.77%) Firewall
7 2 (3.77%) SSH
8 1 (1.89%) LAN
8 1 (1.89%) WAN
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (5.66%) Games
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Data Centre Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.55%) Storage Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
3 3 (5.66%) REST
3 3 (5.66%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Celerra
2 4 (7.55%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (7.55%) CLARiiON
2 4 (7.55%) Symmetrix
2 4 (7.55%) EMC Centera
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Online Games
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (86.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Android
4 5 (9.43%) Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.77%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Project Management
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (9.43%) Change Control
3 5 (9.43%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.77%) Build Automation
6 2 (3.77%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.77%) High Availability
6 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.77%) Information Management
6 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) CCNA
1 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (47.17%) Hyper-V
2 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (43.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) Terminal Services
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.43%) XenApp
4 5 (9.43%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.66%) vCloud
5 3 (5.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) SCOM
2 11 (20.75%) SCCM
3 9 (16.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (9.43%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView
5 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) Citrix
3 18 (33.96%) HP
3 18 (33.96%) Dell
4 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) Symantec
6 7 (13.21%) NetApp
7 5 (9.43%) Apple
8 4 (7.55%) Brocade
8 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.55%) EMC
9 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.77%) Veeam
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
11 1 (1.89%) IBM
11 1 (1.89%) CommVault