The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 34 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.59% 2.46% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.71% 8.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
Windows Server 2012
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.88% 28.07% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £388 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.50 £77.00
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 Kent

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (81.25%) VMware
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
6 9 (56.25%) Citrix
6 9 (56.25%) Firewall
6 9 (56.25%) XenApp
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco
8 6 (37.50%) LAN
8 6 (37.50%) Advertising
8 6 (37.50%) vSphere
8 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (31.25%) WAN
9 5 (31.25%) CCNP
9 5 (31.25%) CCNA
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (25.00%) MCSE
10 4 (25.00%) BGP
10 4 (25.00%) MPLS
10 4 (25.00%) OSPF
10 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (25.00%) SCCM
10 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.25%) NAS
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (37.50%) Advertising
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Debian
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) BCP
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PHP
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) CCNA
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCSE
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) XenApp
3 6 (37.50%) vSphere
4 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
2 2 (12.50%) Cacti
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Veritas
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.25%) Adobe
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds