The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 30 July 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 Reading 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 56 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.47% 0.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-24.23% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
214 234 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.18% 25.19% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 97 118
Average daily rate £325 £371 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +21.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2012
Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
3 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (37.84%) VMware
5 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
6 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
6 12 (32.43%) Firewall
7 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
8 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
9 9 (24.32%) High Availability
10 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (21.62%) Citrix
11 7 (18.92%) DNS
11 7 (18.92%) Migration
11 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
11 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.92%) SCCM
12 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
12 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (16.22%) ITIL
13 5 (13.51%) Cisco
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (13.51%) Linux
13 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
13 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
14 4 (10.81%) Degree
14 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Firewall
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.70%) IPv4
4 1 (2.70%) IPv6
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Firebird
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Consultant
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Support
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XSL
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.81%) UNIX
7 1 (2.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) High Availability
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.11%) Wealth Management
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Validation
7 1 (2.70%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Release Management
7 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) MCTS
4 2 (5.41%) MCITP
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.41%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
2 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) WMI
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) Bloomberg
5 3 (8.11%) AppSense
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) BMC
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) LANDesk