The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 66 112 195
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +83
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 250 137 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.71% 1.51% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 6.06% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 86 30
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £306
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +73.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.85% -25.96%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2335 2259 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.30% 24.86% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1087 1037
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 216 268
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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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
Hampshire +41 70 £363 +11.53% 12
Buckinghamshire +38 38 £350 +3.70% 1
Surrey +5 34 £363 -6.45% 24
West Sussex -1 31 £350 +59.09% 3
Berkshire -15 25 £275 -31.25% 15
Oxfordshire -15 19 £345 +72.50% 7
Kent +7 13 £400 +14.28% 4
East Sussex 0 11 £325 +209.52% 3
Middlesex +9 6 £269 -30.64%
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 479 (100.00%) Windows
2 364 (75.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 277 (57.83%) Active Directory
4 272 (56.78%) VMware
5 227 (47.39%) Microsoft
6 161 (33.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 143 (29.85%) MS Exchange
8 134 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 124 (25.89%) SQL Server
10 112 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 110 (22.96%) SQL
12 105 (21.92%) SCCM
13 100 (20.88%) ITIL
14 99 (20.67%) HP
15 98 (20.46%) PowerShell
16 89 (18.58%) SAN
17 87 (18.16%) Citrix
18 84 (17.54%) Security Cleared
19 82 (17.12%) DNS
20 77 (16.08%) IIS
21 71 (14.82%) Migration
21 71 (14.82%) vSphere
22 70 (14.61%) Hyper-V
22 70 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2013
23 66 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 63 (13.15%) MS Excel
25 61 (12.73%) MCSE
25 61 (12.73%) Data Centre
26 60 (12.53%) SC Cleared
27 59 (12.32%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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
1 143 (29.85%) MS Exchange
2 112 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (16.08%) IIS
4 70 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (10.23%) SharePoint
6 43 (8.98%) Lync
7 41 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.84%) MediaWiki
12 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.63%) TPMS
14 2 (0.42%) Apache
14 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 63 (13.15%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 37 (7.72%) Office 365
2 12 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.46%) IaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.58%) SAN
2 82 (17.12%) DNS
3 58 (12.11%) Firewall
4 50 (10.44%) DHCP
5 31 (6.47%) WAN
6 30 (6.26%) LAN
6 30 (6.26%) TCP/IP
7 24 (5.01%) VPN
8 18 (3.76%) NAS
9 13 (2.71%) Internet
10 12 (2.51%) MPLS
11 9 (1.88%) Unified Communications
11 9 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (1.88%) NetScaler
11 9 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.67%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.46%) LDAP
14 6 (1.25%) VLAN
14 6 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.04%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.25%) MySQL
9 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.25%) MSI
3 6 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.63%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.63%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.63%) NuGet
4 3 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
General
1 33 (6.89%) Finance
2 10 (2.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.46%) Back Office
5 5 (1.04%) Online Betting
6 4 (0.84%) Automotive
6 4 (0.84%) Military
7 3 (0.63%) Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (9.81%) Architect
2 47 (9.81%) Analyst
3 46 (9.60%) Server Engineer
4 44 (9.19%) 3rd Line Support
5 41 (8.56%) Consultant
6 40 (8.35%) Support Engineer
7 37 (7.72%) Administrator
8 34 (7.10%) Wintel Engineer
9 33 (6.89%) Support Analyst
10 28 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
11 26 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (5.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 17 (3.55%) Developer
16 15 (3.13%) Server Support
16 15 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
17 12 (2.51%) IT Support
17 12 (2.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.89%) .NET
2 18 (3.76%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.67%) XML
4 8 (1.67%) jQuery
5 7 (1.46%) HTML
6 6 (1.25%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.25%) XSL
6 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (1.04%) Web Services
7 5 (1.04%) WCF
7 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.84%) MDX
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 4 (0.84%) SOAP
8 4 (0.84%) Middleware
9 3 (0.63%) JSON
9 3 (0.63%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (0.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 59 (12.32%) Clustering
3 13 (2.71%) Client/Server
3 13 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.88%) EqualLogic
4 9 (1.88%) PKI
5 8 (1.67%) NHS
5 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (1.67%) User Experience
6 5 (1.04%) Replication
6 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.84%) Informatics
7 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.84%) HP Storage
7 4 (0.84%) BYOD
7 4 (0.84%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 479 (100.00%) Windows
2 364 (75.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (33.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (10.86%) Windows 7
5 34 (7.10%) Linux
6 31 (6.47%) Windows 8
7 25 (5.22%) UNIX
8 23 (4.80%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.30%) HPUX
9 11 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.25%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.84%) Solaris
11 4 (0.84%) AIX
12 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (20.88%) ITIL
2 71 (14.82%) Migration
3 31 (6.47%) Configuration Management
4 28 (5.85%) Change Management
5 20 (4.18%) Problem Management
6 17 (3.55%) CRM
6 17 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (3.13%) Project Management
8 15 (3.13%) Server Building
9 14 (2.92%) Change Control
10 12 (2.51%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (2.51%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (2.30%) Scrum
12 10 (2.09%) Service Management
12 10 (2.09%) E-Commerce
12 10 (2.09%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (2.09%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (2.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 110 (22.96%) SQL
2 98 (20.46%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.80%) VBScript
4 14 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.71%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.71%) VB
6 12 (2.51%) C#
7 5 (1.04%) Java
7 5 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.84%) Korn
8 4 (0.84%) Perl
9 3 (0.63%) VBA
10 2 (0.42%) Python
10 2 (0.42%) Ruby
10 2 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) Groovy
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 66 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (12.73%) MCSE
4 60 (12.53%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.92%) MCITP
8 13 (2.71%) MCSA
9 11 (2.30%) CCNA
10 10 (2.09%) MCTS
11 9 (1.88%) MCP
11 9 (1.88%) Degree
12 7 (1.46%) VCP4
13 4 (0.84%) CCA
14 3 (0.63%) CCNP
14 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.55%) SLA
2 8 (1.67%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 277 (57.83%) Active Directory
2 134 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (14.82%) vSphere
4 70 (14.61%) Hyper-V
5 53 (11.06%) XenApp
6 32 (6.68%) XenDesktop
7 29 (6.05%) VMware ESX
8 22 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.92%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (2.71%) DFS Replication
10 13 (2.71%) ISA Server
11 11 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.46%) UAG
13 6 (1.25%) NFS
14 5 (1.04%) XenServer
15 4 (0.84%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.63%) Samba
17 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 105 (21.92%) SCCM
2 38 (7.93%) SCOM
3 25 (5.22%) WSUS
4 14 (2.92%) HP Data Protector
5 11 (2.30%) SCSM
6 9 (1.88%) vMotion
7 8 (1.67%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.67%) EMC VPLEX
7 8 (1.67%) XenMobile
8 7 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.04%) Nagios
10 5 (1.04%) Puppet
10 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.04%) Icinga
10 5 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.84%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 272 (56.78%) VMware
2 227 (47.39%) Microsoft
3 99 (20.67%) HP
4 87 (18.16%) Citrix
5 59 (12.32%) Cisco
6 34 (7.10%) Dell
7 29 (6.05%) 3PAR
8 25 (5.22%) Oracle
9 21 (4.38%) EMC
10 18 (3.76%) IBM
10 18 (3.76%) NetApp
11 17 (3.55%) Intel
12 13 (2.71%) Brocade
13 12 (2.51%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.30%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.88%) CommVault
15 9 (1.88%) Symantec
15 9 (1.88%) McAfee
16 8 (1.67%) Remedy
17 5 (1.04%) ProCurve
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