The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 21 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.70% 2.48% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.54% 19.80% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 16
Average daily rate £300 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) Wyse