The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 52 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 0.40% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.24% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£369 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £280
% change year-on-year
- +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Windows Server 2012
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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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
210 263 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.92% 26.30% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 118 121
Average daily rate £325 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 12 (35.29%) VMware
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (29.41%) Firewall
8 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
9 8 (23.53%) Citrix
10 7 (20.59%) DNS
10 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
10 7 (20.59%) Migration
10 7 (20.59%) High Availability
10 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
10 7 (20.59%) SCCM
11 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
12 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (14.71%) ITIL
12 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (11.76%) Cisco
13 4 (11.76%) Linux
13 4 (11.76%) Finance
13 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.76%) Degree

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) VPN
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) IPv4
4 1 (2.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Firebird
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Support
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) OLE
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XSL
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Migration
1 7 (20.59%) High Availability
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.82%) Wealth Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.94%) Scrum
6 1 (2.94%) Release Management
6 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCTS
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
2 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) Salt
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.94%) WMI
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) AppSense
5 3 (8.82%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) McAfee
7 1 (2.94%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago