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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 58 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 0.46% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.74% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+600.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.14% +2.50%
Windows Server 2012
Berkshire

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
193 358 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.44% 33.09% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 185 96
Average daily rate £300 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.92 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% -12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (51.72%) VMware
5 14 (48.28%) Citrix
5 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 10 (34.48%) DNS
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
9 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
10 7 (24.14%) XenApp
10 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
10 7 (24.14%) Firewall
10 7 (24.14%) ITIL
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) UNIX
11 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
12 5 (17.24%) vSphere
12 5 (17.24%) SCCM
12 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
12 5 (17.24%) Symantec
12 5 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (17.24%) WAN
13 4 (13.79%) DHCP
13 4 (13.79%) LAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
4 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
5 3 (10.34%) SAN
6 2 (6.90%) DMZ
6 2 (6.90%) Internet
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 1 (3.45%) FTP
7 1 (3.45%) IPv4
7 1 (3.45%) IPv6
7 1 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Consultant
1 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
3 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
5 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) High Availability
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) MCTS
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 2 (6.90%) HNC
5 2 (6.90%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) PhD
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (24.14%) XenApp
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (17.24%) vSphere
6 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.90%) WSUS
4 2 (6.90%) Nagios
4 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.45%) SCOM
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Citrix
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 4 (13.79%) NetApp
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) AppSense
5 3 (10.34%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Remedy
6 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) Altiris
7 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.45%) Isilon
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
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