The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 67 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.08% 1.77% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.68% 7.48% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate £280 £265 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £237 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £293 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
Windows Server 2012
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 North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
176 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.09% 23.63% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 86 97
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £32.00 £28.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Durham +5 5 £280 +0.99%
Tyne and Wear -28 3 £325 +41.30%
Northumberland - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (33.33%) SCCM
7 6 (28.57%) VBScript
7 6 (28.57%) DNS
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
8 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (23.81%) DHCP
8 5 (23.81%) WSUS
9 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (14.29%) vSphere
10 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Software Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) WCF
1 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) VBScript
2 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) WSUS
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) SAP